Affordable family meals – Salmon croquettes and more

Are you looking for ways to cut food costs? With these easy recipes, you can feed a family of four for less than $10. These affordable family meals are delicious too! Enjoy salmon croquettes, chicken with tomatoes and okra, or pork and sweet potato stew.

Salmon croquettes

with horseradish mayonnaise
Serves 4Salmon can be every day good when you make it into this easy patty. Canned salmon is an affordable source of protein. For best flavor and quality, look for cans labeled king (or Chinook) salmon.


  • 1 cup LouAna vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 (7.5-ounce) cans salmon, drained
  • 20 saltine crackers


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl, stirring well. Add salmon to mayonnaise mixture; toss to combine. Process crackers in a food processor until finely ground. Add 3 tablespoons cracker meal to salmon mixture; stir to combine. Shape salmon into 4 patties.Place remaining cracker meal in a shallow dish. Dredge patties in cracker meal. Add patties to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden.Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise and remaining ingredients, stirring well. Serve with croquettes.