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. "

113 Reviews for Easy Salmon Cakes


I ended up having to use 1/4 cup of egg whites and reduced the bread to 1 cup. As written, I definitely don't think there was enough moisture from just the one egg. Came out great, crunchy/crispy on the outside. I served it with the Green Goddess Sauce from this site.

Simple and tasty
easy weekday supper

Used Chicken of the Sea boneless, skinless salmon. Lovely texture, no "grey matter". Made sauce with low fat sour cream, out of yoghurt, but will try next time.

Lemon and fresh dill makes this delicious

I doubled the recipe but felt it needed one more egg for the double batch. Probably depends on the bread crumbs, plus I used smaller eggs. This were still great warmed up in the microwave. Just added a squeeze of fresh lemon before adding a dollop of sauce.

I especially loved the sauce and felt the yogurt makes it even better. I'm considering baking up a batch and then freezing them, thinking they could be thawed in the microwave, then finished up in a skillet. Maybe mini ones on a toothpick with the sauce would make a good appetizer as well.

The sauce, easy
How do I make this gluten free?

I really want to try this recipe and am just beginning to live without gluten in my diet. Could someone recommend to me how I could prepare these without the breadcrumbs?

Comments (3)


irishguurl wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

I would try to substitute ground flaxmeal for the bread crumbs. I have used ground flaxmeal as a substitute for breadcrumbs in a meatloaf and it turns out great. You might not get as much crunchiness though.

sweetsoprano wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

Find a gluten-free dried cereal that is not sweetened, and turn it into "bread crumbs" with a food processor.

dmyershyatt wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

Try a Google search on "gluten free salmon patties." I found gluten-free bread crumbs, corn meal, rice cereal. If you're on a gluten-free diet, you probably have a suitable substitute already in your pantry.

Economical Yummy Fish Recipe

My husband and I are always looking for ways to integrate more fish into out diets, and canned salmon is an economical, easy way to do it. If you can get over the canned salmon looks, you can acutally just crush up the bones and skin and eat everything that comes out of the can - more calcium for you. I used fat free plain greek yogurt for the sauce because that's what I had in the fridge and it made the sauce super creamy. Sauce definitely makes the cakes. Yum.

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