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Easy Salmon Cakes Recipe
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Easy Salmon Cakes
Simple salmon cakes with fresh dill and green onions fry up golden brown. See more
  • READY IN 20 mins

Easy Salmon Cakes

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"Salmon cakes...made from canned or leftover salmon. VERY quick and easy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a large mixing bowl, place 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs. Set aside remaining 1/2 cup. Add eggs, parsley, green onions, dill weed, lemon juice and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add salmon and mix with hands, breaking up salmon into small pieces. Form into 8 patties; each about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Place remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs on a plate and dip both sides of the salmon cakes into crumbs.
  4. In a large skillet, melt butter. Fry salmon cakes over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Turn, adding more butter if necessary, and fry about 3 minutes on other side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 09, 2003

The first time I cooked this recipe, I found it decent but a little bland. On second time I substituted a pound of fresh salmon, poached, for the canned and threw 2 tsps "Old Bay Seasoning" (available in most grocery stores) in the mixture, and found that this worked wonders!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 31, 2007

I found the original recipe a little bland and dry, but the ideas this recipe spawned lead me to this. I substituted fresh salmon that I pulsed in the food processor; (to form small chunks) used fresh bread crumbs along with a couple of tsps of Old Bay. The cakes I made were thin,(like 6 oz hamburger patties) so the salmon would cook before they browned too much. I cooked them using half butter and oil. It imparts a little better flavor then oil alone. They were extremely moist!!! I've used two sauces: first, I tried a dill flavored Hollandaise. Quite nice. Next, I made a Brown Butter and found the nutty flavor worked great.

Oct 09, 2003

These will 'set up' nicely if they are refrigerated for an hour before cooking. A wonderful way to use that bit of left-over barbecued salmon after your fishing trip! Our family of 'picky' seafood eaters...love this one!

Feb 23, 2006

OOPs I left out the lemon juice, but it was really GOOD. I will use this recipe from now on, I will try the lemon juice next time. The only other thing I changed is I cooked it in olive oil cooking spray. Not the Great buttery flavor, but a small sacrifice for low calorie/fat. Thank You for sharing. rhkatz3

Oct 09, 2003

Had to increase to 12 servings for my large family but went over VERY well. I had to limit the children or all else would have been forgotten save the salmon cakes! I fried in Olive oil and the flavor was great. I also mixed it all in the processor and saved another dirty dish, adding salmon at the very last and pulsing only a bit. Definitely a new family standard.

Jan 26, 2003

Just add white sauce with green onions in the sauce. This was really delicious

Sep 17, 2003

Excellent recipe. I only used half the dill as others suggested and it's good advice. You taste the dill but it's not overpowering. Makes a light, healthy, and satisfying meal.

Aug 15, 2003

Good. I had no parsley so substituded a combination lemon/dill seasoning(1/8c);omitting dill weed. Same thing but different!Very tasty recipe! cfrombc


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  • Calories
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 34.8 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 846 mg
  • 34%

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

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