Salmon Cakes - Canadian Living

“These are by far, the very best salmon cakes I've ever had. The cakes I had as a kid were a mixture of salmon, egg and breadcrumbs. Too bad my mother didn't have this recipe. I may have been more willing to eat them. I prefer to use Sockeye for its wonderful pink colour. Note: When draining the salmon, remove the skin, but not the soft bones. Mash them into the salmon to increase the calcium levels. NOTE: (Apr 3/2010) Several chefs have commented that they have difficulty keeping the mixture together. After some research I've discovered that the type of potatoes used makes a big difference. I also use Russet (baking) potatoes. They are drier then most and I understand have more starch. This would certainly have an effect on the mixture.”
8 patties

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, mash potatoes until smooth; stir in onions, parsley, mustard, salt, lemon zest, pepper and tabasco sauce. Blend in the egg. Fold in salmon. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Using your hands, shape into eight 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, cook on medium heat using oil or cooking spray. It should take about 5 minutes per side to get to a nice golden brown.

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