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.

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116 Reviews for Easy Salmon Cakes


too much sodium


We LOVE this recipe. It's a regular on our menu. I do find it tedious to make and serve, but since I've started doing OAMC, I make it in double or triple batches, and freeze them in packs of four. Since the prep is already done, they cook up in no time - perfect for busy nights. I've also shared the recipe with my mom, who adores them just like we do. Everyone gets excited when I say it's salmon cakes for dinner!


Based on the comments so far I altered the recipe slightly: I used 15oz of salmon from a pouch so it was already boneless/skinless, substituted 1 cup of Panko bread crumbs for the 1 3/4 cups of whole wheat crumbs, added 1tbsp of light mayo and the juice of 1/2 lemon to the mixture (other ingredients as recipe directs). I then browned the patties for a few minutes on both sides before transferring them to a baking sheet then finishing them at 450 for 11-12 minutes - they were great! The dill sauce was a perfect topper, I substituted smart balance sour cream for the non-fat yogurt and it was delicious.


As with most of the others I substituted, cilatro for parsley, and used less bread crumbs! They were really tasty! Looking forward to having these again soon.
Pat, Pennsylvania


I made this strictly by the recipe but the salmon patties fell apart when turning them over onto a baking sheet. I used the amount of bread crumbs, egg, salmon, oil as required. It was a mess. I ended up adding more water and some melted butter in the last half. This worked well..


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