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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117 Reviews for Easy Salmon Cakes


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..


I'm always on the lookout for healthy recipes and this one fit the bill nicely. I used rolled oats (cooked before incorporating, as I couldn’t find whole-wheat breadcrumbs or whole-grain crackers at the grocery store). I think this may have helped prevent the dryness others complained about (and I also added a little milk per other’s suggestions). My guy wasn’t too excited about the prospect of eating salmon, but he commented that this was the “best tasting salmon” he ever had. Also, I recommend making the dill sauce to go with it. It really does enhance the flavor of the cakes. The only thing I did differently with the sauce was use full-fat mayo as opposed to reduced (which I dislike, greatly). All in all, this was a fantastic dish-one that I will be making again.



Genuinely easy. Used a food processor for the veggies, and added a bit of fresh thyme and some coriander. Great moist texture using no-drain package of salmon.


To make things easier on yourself, use canned boneless, skinless salmon!


These were very good. Next time I won't use so many bread crumbs. I used Fat Free tartar sauce that I found in the grocery store instead of making the dill sauce to go with it. It was yummy. Definately making this dish again!


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