I'm Bare. Baking is definitely better, until Dave
fries the leftovers. Then frying is definitely better.
Originally this was intended to be an all-out Salmon
BATTLE, but Jerry lost the now famous can of Keta Salmon and so,
we only had one brand to work with. Thanks a lot, JERRY.
Chop the celery and onions very fine and sauté
them in two tablespoons of butter. Give this job to someone you
don't like (i.e.: Bare) because it is very boring and takes like
twenty minutes. You'll thank me for that later.
While Bare is being bored, you have the job of draining
your cans of salmon and throwing the contents (skin and all) into
a bowl and adding the eggs (beaten) to it, letting them be absorbed
by the salmon. Then add your celery, milk, bread crumbs and spices.
Add bread crumbs, about 7-8 tablespoons, mix, and form into patties.
(Alternatively, put salmon into patties first and roll them in the
breadcrumbs). Place each patty in the frying pan and cook until
golden brown on each side. Technically, you can bake instead
of fry, but I find this to be a ridiculous way to go about things
and nowhere near as delicious. Caveat emptor.
You'll notice that neither of these are Keta salmon.