Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

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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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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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  • 122 of 135 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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  • 42 of 43 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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  • Very Good
    33 of 34 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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  • 33 of 37 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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  • Incredible!
    29 of 29 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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  • 16 of 17 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
    14 of 15 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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  • 12 of 23 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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  • Incredible!
    11 of 13 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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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe, easy ingredients and healthy to boot - 6/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I don't know if this lightened it up a bit but I used light mayo and egg beaters. My husband liked it too. - 7/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love salmon cakes, just learned another way to preapre them. - 4/3/10

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy, and I like the tips for bringing down the calorie count - 8/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent - 6/29/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I use packets of salmon ( in the tuna isle ) there are no bone and no watery mess! pure salmon! - 6/15/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    switch out the mayo for the new kraft mayo made with olive oil, full of good for you fats!! use cooking spray instead of oil and egg substitute or just egg whites to save on extra calories! def gonna try!! - 10/20/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    INSTEAD OF BREADCRUMBS I USE REDUCED FAT CRAVCKRERS OR PANKO CRUMBS TOCUT CALORIES. - 4/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very quick, and easy, and delicious!!! - 3/12/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I hate fish but really liked these - 10/31/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was great...I'll make this again - 8/9/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good, I will print and try next week. - 7/31/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    salmon is also good for breakfast. Try them with cheese grits... YUMMY! - 6/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Whoa...these little guys were terrific!!! I wouldn't change a thing! My hubby and I really enjoyed these for dinner tonight! I dipped mine in a little cocktail sauce that I just happened to have in the fridge and it was a nice compliment to the salmon. Will definitely be making these again! Thanks! - 3/23/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For all of the people that don't care to deal with the bones - you can always buy boneless canned, or the salmon in the pouches. - 3/23/11

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Old Bay makes a version of their seasoning with 30% less sodium and it's great. I don't put salt in anything. - 3/18/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love salmon patties! Serve with salad, rice, veggie, lemon wedge &/or tartar sauce. No Old Bay (too much sodium), used minced onions, parsley, and dill, garlic powder and lemon pepper, no mayo and no dredging in flour. A little healthier for us.

    EN 2010: Scallions are the same as green onions
    - 3/18/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used to make these with salmon or tuna and add some mushrooms and onions cooked in pam. Can fry in pam too to save calories and fat...we called them croquettes - 3/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these using fresh salmon steamed till flaky then cooled. I also used roasted garlic and peppers in the place of the old bay because I didn't have any. I also topped it with Cholula hot sauce when I was done cooking, and garnished them with avocado. They were simply stupendous!! Great recipe. - 12/29/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will have to forward this to my husband and have him make it for me. He is the cook of the family - 10/29/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love the recipe! - 10/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'M MAKING THESE TONIGHT! - 9/28/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    coool! - 9/9/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love salmon cakes!!! - 8/14/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great flaver from past receipes! Wonder family loved them, will be added to the weekly menu. - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yumy - 7/23/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Can someone tell me how to get canned salmon without the bones! I want to make these so bad, bought a can of salmon. It had so many bones, I fed it to the cats and dogs. I can't eat fish that I see with bones in it. - 7/22/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    it,s a new recipe for me iwill try it soon god bless you all today - 7/20/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i love it - 7/16/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We also have been salmon patty eaters from childhood on. Will definitely try this recipe to spice up my patties. Thanks - 6/30/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great! my mom used to make these but I never new how.
    Good and good for you.
    - 6/25/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Been making a version of these for years. Adding the Old Bay seafood spice may kick it up a notch. - 6/25/09

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  • Takes me back to childhood! - 9/16/19

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  • This is so delicious. Be careful with the seasonings, it can easily become to salty. - 9/13/19

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  • excellent - 8/20/19

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  • Very Good
    My wife's favorite dish. - 8/19/19

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  • Can't wait to try this - 8/18/19

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  • Yum - 7/25/19

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  • I make a s is similar, but baked. - 7/25/19

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  • Incredible!
    The only changes I made was I switched to yogurt and no flour. Good to go! - 7/9/19

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  • Incredible!
    One of our favorites so we keep a can in pantry as a standby - 7/3/19

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  • Incredible!
    very good - 7/3/19

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  • Incredible!
    Love salmon and this was a great way to make it. Will make these again as these are different from my usual recipe - 6/26/19

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  • My mother used to make these with canned salmon with bones. Don't worry about the bones, they're soft. You won't notice them. They weren't that soft and I did notice. Took me years to eat fresh salmon again and I won't touch canned. - 6/26/19

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  • Great idea will use bay leaf seasoning - 3/29/19

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  • Incredible!
    Add garlic. Was very good - 3/28/19

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  • they were so good - 3/26/19

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  • I love salmon patties. - 3/26/19

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  • Incredible!
    Very good. Better than many that I've had in restaurants. - 3/26/19

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  • Incredible!
    These were so good. I like making mine a little smaller as they are easier to cook. - 3/20/19

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  • tasty - 2/26/19

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  • Love salmon patties. I have never tried the Old Bay so will give that a try when I make the again. - 2/23/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - I love salmon and this is a nice change of pace from the usual. - 1/24/19

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  • thank you - 1/20/19

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  • Very Good
    Did not add salt to this. I rinsed the canned salmon before using it. Delicious taste! - 1/13/19

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  • Very Good
    Will make this again. Yummy! - 12/29/18

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  • Thanks - 11/27/18

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  • A great way to use leftover salmon. - 11/1/18

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  • A favorite - 10/8/18

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  • Incredible!
    great! - 9/22/18

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  • Excellent seafood meal - 9/11/18

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  • Sounds yummy, I look forward to trying it! - 9/3/18

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  • Incredible!
    Love this recipe! And the tips in the member ratings also. - 9/2/18

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  • A great way to make salmon. I enjoyed this. - 8/27/18

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  • have never like salmon so made mine with frozen fake lobster. Very good. I did add some onion and used egg beaters instead of egg. - 8/20/18

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  • Incredible!
    NICE! - 7/25/18

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  • A little too much fat - 5/23/18

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  • good - 5/19/18

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  • Good
    very good and love the tip to chill in the fridge - 5/7/18

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 5/6/18

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  • Been making these for years, good for protein and good with lots of veggies! - 4/22/18

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  • Nice recipe - 4/20/18

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  • nice - 4/2/18

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  • thanks - 3/20/18

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