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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 282.2
  • Total Fat: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 116.7 mg
  • Sodium: 422.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 26.2 g

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Salmon Cakes

Submitted by: JCOOKSON
Salmon Cakes

Introduction

Like crab cakes -- but with salmon! Like crab cakes -- but with salmon!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 can salmon, drained
    1 bunch scallions, minced
    1 Tbsp fresh herbs, minced (parsley, dill, cilantro, or basil)
    1 1/2 tsp Old Bay
    1/4 cup breadcrumbs
    1 Tbsp mayonnaise
    1 egg
    salt & pepper
    flour
    vegetable oil

Directions

Makes 4 patties.

Mix salmon, scallions, herbs, Old Bay, breadcrumbs, and mayonnaise in a medium bowl. Salt & pepper to taste (though Old Bay is really salty, so I don't add salt). Carefully fold in the egg with a spatula until the mixture just clings together.

Divide mixture into four patties, cover with plastic and chill in the fridge for 1/2 hour.

Dredge patties in flour.

Heat a bit of oil -- a tablespoon max -- in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties until the outsides are crisp and browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JCOOKSON.





TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • 109 of 119 people found this review helpful
    You could make this more healthy without loss of taste by using unsalted canned salmon, use ground red pepper instead of old bay, use 2 egg whites instead of an egg and skip the mayo or use low fat, use whole wheat bread crumbs and use cooking spray instead of oil. - 7/20/09

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  • 37 of 38 people found this review helpful
    These were excellent! I added a little bit of garlic as well. Will definately make again. - 11/8/08

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  • 30 of 34 people found this review helpful
    Been making salmon cakes for years but I bake mine , My whole family likes them . - 6/27/09

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  • Very Good
    28 of 29 people found this review helpful
    I broil them in my toaster oven. Works as well as i spray with butter or olive oil spray. Saves on calories and I don't usually dredge in flour but keep plain. - 7/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    Easy and delicious!! I used a 1/3 cup measurement and made 5 patties! - 9/15/08

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  • Very Good
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the tip about chilling. It makes them less likely to fall apart while handling. - 7/30/09

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  • 14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    SOMEONE WROTE THAT THERE WERE TOO MANY BONES IN THE CANNED SALMON.

    THAT USED TO BOTHER ME TOO B/C MY MOTHER DIDN'T DEAL WITH THEM..

    BUT I LEARNED TO FIND ALL OF THE BONES AND SMASH THEM WITH MY FORK. THEN I MIX THEM IN WITH THE SALMON B/C IT REALLY ADDS CALCIUM AND PROBABLY FISH OILS.

    - 12/28/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I've been making them for years. Also good made with tuna instead of salmon - 8/8/09

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    In response to LAUREN145: Old Bay is a spice that is full of flavor. Gives your food a nice kick. It's a tad spicy and very strong. You might want to use a little at first because it may overpower your food. I'm from Maryland and we use it on all our seafood recipes especially blue crabs..YUM - 8/7/09

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I WHIRL THE CANNED SALMON WITH EGG IN BLENDER TO GRIND UP THE BONES - THEY JUST DISAPPEAR & TEXTURE IS MORE EVEN. HELPS YOUR JOINTS! - 2/8/10

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  • 10 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I make salmon cakes using
    8 oz ricotta cheese[low fat,
    2 cups parmesan cheese [this replaces the bread crumbs or crackers],save 1 cup for outside breading,
    1 cup to add to ricotta, 1 egg[beaten]
    1 can salmon
    1 small onion [chopped]
    combine
    then bread outside parmasan cheese
    bake or fry
    - 1/29/10

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I make my salmon patties with canned salmon, add 1 egg, 1/4 finely chopped onion, and I use whole grain crackers as the filler for more fiber. Cook in a tiny bit of olive oil, lower in calories and my family loves them. - 10/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    i make salmon cakes all the time but i add ground up mini carrotts ground up celery but its always nice to try another recipe - 8/13/09

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  • 10 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Why do you need to add the mayo, refregerate and dredge in flour??? I make this w/o and it is great I fry in a little olive oil. - 7/9/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    My whole family (including my 4-year-old) loved these! Really good with a dab of light mayo on top. - 4/24/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I love salmon fresh or canned,sounds delish.Here in the islands we omit egg,mayo,dill,no old bay here,but put in fresh thyme,chives,marjoram,rosemary,onion,garli
    c,hot pepper all chopped finely,bit of lime juice,moisten with dash of milk or water,then fried. - 3/3/10

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Easy and tasty. Will definitely make again. - 8/4/08

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Make your own Old Bay Seasoning mix to store in your pantry.
    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Total Time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients:

    1 tablespoon ground bay leaves
    2 teaspoons celery salt
    1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
    1/2 teaspoon grou - 3/18/11

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Old Bay is a seasoning. - 8/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Yummy, my favorite. I'll make them for dinner, though I like to use lemom pepper and will try baking w/ Pam spray, also without the flour. - 8/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I doubled the mayo, omitted the Old Bay but used Jane's Crazy Salt, used fresh parsley and basil, and no flour; didn't chill. Made 5 patties. Delicious! - 7/22/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    use oats instead of bread crumbs...much more healthy and I use oats in meatloaf instead of crackers... - 5/30/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I noticed several comments about bones in the canned salmon. Just crush them with your fingers. - 1/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely loved this recipe!!!! I am NOT a fish eater and once I got over the smell of the salmon (to me it smelled like cat food! ha!) I put it all together and boy was it YUMMY!! Didn't even taste like fish to me and that's a GOOD thing! Used cayenne, cilantro and some chives to help season! - 1/28/10

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I loved it but one little cake wasn't enough to fill me up. I would probably make it again though. - 8/13/09

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