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Chef John's Salmon Cakes
Canned wild salmon is the key to these simple and amazing fish cakes. See more
  • READY IN 55 mins

Chef John's Salmon Cakes

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"I'm using canned salmon for this delicious recipe. Every grocery store carries it, and canned salmon is almost always wild salmon. I'm not going to go into the wild-versus-farmed salmon debate here, but wild is not only more eco-friendly, it tastes better and is more nutritious. You could use fresh cooked salmon for this recipe if you have leftovers, but since we are mixing this up with eggs and cracker crumbs, fresh salmon just isn't necessary, so why spend the extra cash?"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Stir salmon, eggs, lemon juice, capers, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl until well-combined.
  2. Crush saltine crackers with your hands into the salmon mixture and mix well. Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 30 minutes to overnight.
  3. Dust a plate with half the bread crumbs. Divide salmon mixture into 4 portions and shape into patties; place onto prepared plate and sprinkle remaining bread crumbs atop the salmon patties.
  4. Melt butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in hot oil until cooked and heated through, about 5 minutes per side.
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Jun 23, 2014

This is my second time with this recipe! We love it. Very easy delicious too!

 
Jun 19, 2014

Just tried this recipe. Husband and I both loved it! I think more on the bread crumbs and the oil and butter. Great and easy, even for the fish challenged.

 
Jul 28, 2014

Easy and delicious. We used leftover copper river salmon, gluten free breadcrumbs from our local GF bakery, and alderwood smoked sea salt. Very tasty!

 
Jun 03, 2014

I love salmon cakes. I think this is the best I've ever had. I think without the capers it would have needed a little onion and dill. I was skeptical about the 1/2 tsp of cayenne, but I followed the recipe, and it was great. Thank you, thank you, thank you Chef John. Once again you've hit it out of the park.

 
Sep 15, 2014

Really liked this recipe. But then all of Chef John's recipes are spot on :) I did add diced onion and celery and used panko in place of saltines. Will make this again for sure.

 
Sep 08, 2014

Another favourite by Chef John! I followed directions pretty much as stated but added a little green onion and chives to the mixture. Also, as I didn't have any Saltines on hand, I used Carr's table water cracked pepper crackers instead.

 
Sep 01, 2014

I liked the basis of this but saltines are so unhealthy, I don't keep them in my house; just use bread crumbs? Also not nec to remove the bones, just mash them in. They contain a lot of calcium so why throw that goodness away.

 
Aug 31, 2014

Delish! I loved it as is, although my husband thought it was a little on the spicy side so may use a tiny bit less cayenne next time, but will definitely make again :) the capers were a nice flavour in there, enjoyed.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 187 mg
  • 62%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 1020 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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