On the flip-side of toddlerdom is this adorable little thing that dances like a crazy person every time he hears music, fake-laughs as loud as he can whenever he wants attention, gets up on his knees and reaches his hands straight out to the sides when he wants up, and
He also has an internal clock like you wouldn't believe. For example, whether you put him to bed at 7:30 or 9:00, he still wakes up at 6:15. Amazing! Also, at promptly 6:00p.m. he yells out, "MOOOOMMMMMMM WHERE'S MY DINNER????" Or at least, that's my best interpretation of "mamadageeeeeeeuuuuuuuuhhhhhh!" It seems like we could just feed him at 6:00 and eat whenever we are ready, but oh no. Remember how he wants some of whatever I have? Even if he is absolutely stuffed, he will not be happy if I am eating and he is not. He has had an entire second meal many a time because I got my dinner timing off. I like to eat later in the evening, but even more than that, I like to eat without an urchin clamoring up my leg. So, I'm trying to work on this whole get-dinner-on-the-table-by-six organized housewife thing. Tonight, I am happy to announce, I actually succeeded.
Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Mayo
- 2 cans boneless skinless chunk style salmon
- 1 cup bread crumbs or crushed Saltines
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried dill
- 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped scallions
- 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- a few fresh basil leaves
- 4 sandwich buns of your choice
For the mayo
- about 3 heaping tablespoons mayo
- about 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
- about 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
Drain salmon well and empty into a bowl. Break up the meat with a fork. Mix in bread crumbs and eggs until the mixture begins to bind together. Mix in the spices and onion. Form mixture into 4 one-inch patties.
Now is a good time to start toasting the bread if you want it toasted - which you do. Heat oil in the pan, then cook patties over medium heat about 4 minutes per side.
In the meantime, mix spices with mayo to taste. Put mayo, lettuce, a little torn basil, and salmon cakes onto buns and serve.