Darcie’s “Sitka Chicken” (Panko Fried King Salmon)
We affectionately call these salmon bites "Sitka Chicken" because the recipe originated from Darcie Egerton of Sitka, whose three-year-old daughter refused to eat salmon, but certainly loved chicken nuggets! Darcie has a secret sauce she uses, but we're dipping them in a Sriracha aioli.
1 pound king salmon, cut in 1-inch cubes
½ cup all-purpose flour
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
1 egg, whisked
1 cup Panko
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chile sauce (we love Sriracha!)
Arrange flour, egg, and Panko in three separate shallow plates or bowls. Season flour and Panko with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dredge salmon pieces in flour mixture, dip in egg, then coat in Panko. Fill a medium saucepan, Dutch oven or electric fryer halfway with oil. Heat to 375°F. When oil is heated, fry salmon in batches, removing when golden brown and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Rest on a paper towel-lined plate.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, and chile sauce. Dip salmon and enjoy!