Shredded Potato Salmon Cakes Recipe -
Shredded Potato Salmon Cakes Recipe
  • READY IN 31 mins

Shredded Potato Salmon Cakes

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"Delicious salmon cakes made with potatoes and the added color of red bell pepper and green onion. I came up with the idea for this recipe out of pure laziness. I didn't want to wait for potatoes to boil! It turned out great and definitely became the overall favorite. I enjoy a simple garlic mayonnaise to accompany the cakes but you can pretty much use whatever you desire."

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Original recipe makes 12 cakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    31 mins


  1. Squeeze as much liquid from the potatoes as you can, and place in a large bowl. Beat the eggs with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, and mix with the potatoes. Mix in salmon, green onions, capers, red bell pepper, banana peppers, mushrooms and bread crumbs. Form into about 12 patties about 3/4 inch thick.
  2. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the patties for about 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels quickly before serving. Try to fry all the patties at one time, otherwise the mixture becomes stiff.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2004

Really, really good!!! Similiar to most recipies, this one is flexible so I used 3 eggs. Because I didn't have freshly cooked salmon (which would have been wonderful), I used 3 cans of Sockeye and used some fresh herbs..also I used lemmon pepper..and that made a big difference. What really grabbed my guests...I served this dish with Mango Salsa!!! Wow!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 30, 2008

These were absolutely awful. Usually I don't give recipes such a low rating but these weren't even edible. They fell apart no matter what modification I made to them. I fried them as directed, but they turned out entirely too heavy, I then baked them with a little bit of oil- and they were awful. The only thing I can think to do is cook the potatoes before hand to make the cakes a little squishier.

Nov 05, 2006

We really liked this one. Following another reviewer's suggestion, I used 2 cans of salmon so it was super easy to prepare and I did not have to get anything special from the grocery store. This is a terrific mid-week meal. I do not have italian seasoning so I used oregano, basil, salt and pepper. I also made a spicy mayonnaise dipping sauce by adding cayenne, salt, pepper and some juice from the capers to some mayo.

May 31, 2007

Delicious! I left the mushrooms out as one suggested and I used a bag of OreIda shredded potatoes - just thawed and mixed in. I did also add a little lemon pepper - very tasty. My two little ones - age 2 and 5 loved them too. They used ketchup to dip, my husband and I liked the suggested dip of Mayo, cayenne, salt, pepper, and juice from jar of capers. Thanks for sharing this one. I just had some leftover grilled salmon I wanted to use for something different.

Jan 29, 2009

This was a great recipe! However I did change a few things around... Instead of the Italian seasoning I used lemon pepper seasoning. I also left out the capers, banana peppers and mushrooms. Instead I used only red pepper, yellow onion and shredded carrot. Served with a little garlic mayo and steamed broccoli! Delicious!

Nov 04, 2010

I used canned salmon...wonderfulllllllllll

Jun 20, 2011

Fantastic! These were exceptional. I omitted the mushrooms and banana peppers, added two minced shallots, and used two cans of sockeye salmon instead of fresh. Served it with a mixture of mayonnaise, paprika, mango chutney and chipotle pepper. Placed on a bed of mixed field greens, this would be easily served in a high class restaurant! Well deserved of the five out of five stars.

May 19, 2008

Excellent salmon recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

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

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