Easy Salmon Cakes

Winter 2004, EatingWell Serves Two, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance.

"''Crumbs from the crust have more fiber, so it's good to use them. '' There is nothing true about this statement at all. "

114 Reviews for Easy Salmon Cakes

Healthy, tasty, and easy!

Instead of the breadcrumbs, I soaked 2 slices of rye bread (my preferred choice) in the liquid from the can. You can add more water to cover the slices, and then drain extra. Mash right into the mix - no need to cut or use food processor. Saves you time not dealing with crumb-making, and prevents cakes from being too dry. I will try using oatmeal flakes instead of breadcrumbs next time, as a few reviewers suggested.

Frying on high heat on both sides helps seal the moisture in, and then you can either finish them in the oven, or cover and cook on a slow heat.

I will try adding shredded carrot next time, as one of the reviewers suggested - sounds interesting. This time I added 1tsp of ground mustard instead of Dijon, next time I'll add 2 instead.

The dill sauce is awesome, although I used parsley instead, and no mayo, only plain Greek yogurt.

Easy and delicious.

''Crumbs from the crust have more fiber, so it's good to use them. ''

There is nothing true about this statement at all.


I would suggest less bread crumbs (a little at a time and judge from there). Adding a little hot sauce is a nice touch, too. Definately no more than 10 mins in the oven!
Overall, they were yummy and a "make-again" recipe.


I think that hot heat for that length of time would produce salmon cakes that were inedible. It's not raw salmon, so a bit of oil in a frying plan should do it. I substitute brown rice for the breadcrumbs. I will not try this recipe cooked this way, but I will use the suggested ingredients, except for the bread!


Really simple and flavorful -- even my young children loved these cakes. We'll be making and enjoying these again very soon. The recipe worked as specified, we didn't need to make any adjustments to the cooking time.


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