During my walk this evening I had planned on making the salmon loaf recipe which was the very first recipe that I ever cooked on my own. I found the recipe in my mother's old, worn Betty Crocker cookbook. I distinctly remember it was from this cookbook because it was my favorite one. I was disappointed when I got home and found that it has been omitted from the version that I have. I went through my bookmarked recipe pages and found a suitable recipe (though I was sure it had too many liquids) and gave it a try. The recipe called for the salmon and the liquid, 1 beaten egg, plus another 1/2 c. of milk. Against my best judgement I put it all together and substituted Panko bread crumbs over crushed saltine crackers (I don't think that would make a huge difference). Forty-five minutes later I was spooning up a slightly mooshy slice of Salmon loaf.
My recommendations: reserve three quarters of the liquid from the salmon and omit the milk.