The next time you have a hankering for seafood but can't afford a fancy restaurant meal, consider fried salmon patties for a cheap and enjoyable dinner. A bare-bones salmon patty recipe includes an egg, canned pink salmon (you'll likely pay less than $4 for a large can containing multiple servings) and a little bit of oil to cook the patties. However, some chefs enjoy experimenting with add-ins like tomatoes and green onions. If you're looking for inspiration, try this recipe for Speedy Salmon Patties. Rich in omega 3s, salmon patties can be eaten solo or served alongside another inexpensive dish such as pasta, soup or homemade biscuits.