Preheat the oil in a cast iron skillet or frying pan.
Drain the can of salmon, debone and break into pieces.
Add the salmon to a large mixing bowl. Season to taste with the Slap Ya Mama seasoning. Not too much as the salmon is already salted. Add a generous amount of dried parsley, then add the onion, garlic, egg and cornmeal.
Mix everything thoroughly and use your hands to form the salmon mixture into patties (cakes). One large (almost 15 oz) can of salmon should make 4-8 patties depending on the size. Make smaller patties if you're using an egg substitute or leaving out the egg.
Carefully put the patties in the hot oil and fry for about 5 minutes on each side, until brown and crispy. Drain the patties in a colander with a plate underneath.
Serve hot with side of choice (like cheese grits), and hot sauce. You may also serve as an appetizer with dipping sauce.