Salmon Cakes

Salmon CakesRecipe
Photo: Kate Sears, Food Styling: Paul Grimes
Baking potatoes aid in the heartiness of these crispy Salmon Cakes.


Serves 6

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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 452
Fat 13 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 24 g
Carbohydrate 63 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Sodium 547 mg


3 pounds baking potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 14.75-oz. can pink salmon, drained, skin and bones removed, fish flaked
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup plain dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


1. Place potatoes in a pot, cover with water and add 1 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; mash with butter until smooth. Set aside to cool.

2. Stir salmon, dill, parsley and scallions into potato mixture. Taste; add additional salt and pepper, if desired. Beat 1 egg; stir into potato mixture. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.

3. Divide mixture into 6 pieces; shape into disks. Beat remaining egg. Place flour and bread crumbs in shallow bowls. Coat a disk with flour, dusting off excess, dip in egg, then dip into bread crumbs; pat to adhere. Repeat with remaining disks. (Cakes may be kept covered and chilled for up to 2 days.)

4. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Working in batches, fry cakes until heated through, 7 to 8 minutes per side.