Irish Salmon Patties

Tasty salmon patties are perfect to serve with rice and steamed vegetables. For an Irish dinner, serve with a green salad.

    1 (14.75-ounce) can pink salmon
    ½ cup saltine crackers, crushed in a bag with a rolling pin
    1 teaspoon dried parsley
    2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
    2 tablespoons chopped green onions
    1 large egg
    ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
    ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
    ⅛ teaspoon dried dill weed
    Butter for frying

1.  In a large bowl, stir the salmon, crushed crackers, parsley,      
     lemon juice, zest, green onions and egg. Add garlic salt,
     pepper and dill weed, stir until well blended.

2.  Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Melt 2 tablespoons     
     of butter. Form patties with the salmon mixture and fry until      
     browned on both sides.

3.  Hint: A lemon butter sauce may be made by melting 2
     tablespoons of butter in the same pan. Stir in 1 teaspoon fresh
     lemon juice. Simmer just until warm. Pour over patties.

     Makes 4 servings