Hooked on Salmon Sticks
A quick and easy kid favorite, this recipe is a creative way to use canned salmon and saltines!
- 1 can pink salmon (16 ounces, drained)
- 16 saltine crackers (crushed, about 1/2 cup)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- non-stick cooking spray
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine salmon, cracker crumbs and egg.
2. Divide mixture into 8 balls and shaped into sticks about 4 inches long.
3. Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray. Add oil and preheat the skillet on medium for 1 to 2 minutes. Add fish sticks and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Flip over and cook about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Canned pink salmon contains soft bones that are a great source of calcium. Take out any large, hard bones, and then mash the small bones with a fork. You can do this and you will never know the bones are there once the fish is cooked. Pink salmon is "swimming" with omega-3 fatty acids -- a "good" thing for your heart. So it's a good idea to get hooked on salmon.
Rinsing your hands in lemon juice and water will get rid of the fishy smell after preparing fish.
Kansas Family Nutrition Program, Kids a Cookin’