There was definitely a point somewhere along the way when food got REALLY complicated. As in, in order to produce a dish vaguely worth any appreciation you needed to invest in about 35 ingredients & 3 days of preparation time.
No wonder people think they can’t cook these days …
Well I’m here today (& everyday) waving my little flag for honest, simple staples. The kind of meal my wonderful grandmothers would have whipped up & served (much to our delight) from the bits they had in their fridges.
No mess, no fuss, just honest, nourishing goodness.
OK well there may have been a little mess but that sounds less poetic doesn’t it.
Preheat your oven to 200C, line a tray with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
Add the potato to a large bowl, use your hands to work through the parsley & pepper then fold through the salmon (or other protein) pieces.
Crack in the egg, mix well & roll into 6 patties. Arrange these on a lined tray & bake for 20 minutes until golden.
Serve immediately or cool & refrigerate using within a week.
They freeze perfectly well too & will last frozen for up to 3 months. Pop straight into a 190C oven to warm through for 10-15 minutes.