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Now, the next recipe I’m going to show you is called Salmon Patty and this is ideal as a treat to give your cat every now and then. It’s fully of really rich flavors. It’s got salmon, it’s got egg, it’s got a bit celery in there just to add a bit of fresh vitamins and nutrients in there and because it’s a form of cold patty-like consistency, cats go absolutely wild for this.
You can store it in the fridge and then put a little spoonful with their normal dried food once a day or perhaps share some out and give some to a friend who’s got a cat so they can enjoy it as well. So, it’s really, really easy to make it and it takes 5 minutes to put together.
The ingredients that you need are, first of all, you need a can of fresh salmon, preferably in brine, not oil. And it’s a 200 gram bag or can of salmon so it’s a decent- sized can of precious salmon. There’s one beaten egg, about a quarter of a cup of bread crumbs, 125 milliliters of water, a sachet of unflavored gelatin and, finally, just about a quarter of a cup or so of finely chopped celery.
So, all I’m going to do – very simple, this one – is mix everything together in a mixing bowl. So, in goes the salmon, in goes the egg like so, bread crumbs, the water, pop in the gelatin – this just binds it all together, makes a nice, firm patty-like consistency which cats really, really like – and then, finally, just the celery there.
Cats may not be wild on celery but it just adds a bit of a texture as much as everything. It’s got a chewy and crunchiness which cats really like and I supposed it’s equivalent to a bone or something in there. So, mix that all together like so and mash up the salmon. Give it a really good mix like that and then simply pour it into a mold.
Now, if you really want to be clever, you could maybe get a mouse-shaped mould or a cat-shaped jelly mould but what I’ve got here is just a glass ceramic and I greased that and I’m just going to pop some of this in like so. Just pop that in to fill that up. Obviously, I’ve got enough here to make several patties and so, obviously if you make this amount, you could fill up several different dishes with it. And then, you can freeze it or you can store it into the fridge or as I said, give it to a friend.
So there it is. Level that off like so. So, we’ve got the salmon patty there, we’ve got the salmon in there, the egg, bread crumbs and celery and the gelatin to bind it all together. That needs to go into the even at about 180 degrees C for up to 45 minutes – sort of between 40 and 45 minutes depending on how well that cooks. And then, that will come out to be a nice firm jelly-like consistency which you can turn out into your cat’s dish. Okay, so I’m just going to pop that into the even now.
Okay, well the salmon patty has had about 45 minutes in the oven now so we’ll just take that out and that’s, come on, really, really nice. See, there, it’s got a nice brown and it’s all formed a nice, solid patty there so just be careful because it could get, obviously, piping hot having been in the oven and so we just need to work around the edges like so. And then the easiest thing, although it doesn’t look particularly spectacular, is just to spoon it out in pieces like that and, obviously, it will all come out quite nice because we’ve greased the dish there. And there we have it, that is our salmon patty. You can see it’s formed a really nice, solid patty there with nice bit chunks of salmon and, in there, bits of celery as well and your cat will obviously love that. Once it’s cooled down, just feed it a little spoonful like that straight out the fridge, cool it down the fridge, pop that on there as normal dried food and they’ll absolutely love that.