Salmon Potato Cakes


These crispy salmon potato cakes come together quickly when you use shortcut ingredients like canned salmon and frozen hash browns. Serve these cakes with your favorite dipping sauce or over a bed of leafy greens.

Salmon Potato Cakes
Photo: Photography / Jennifer Causey, Styling / Chelsea Zimmer / Kay Clarke
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings, cakes each


  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed

  • 1 large egg white

  • 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons drained capers, coarsely chopped

  • 1 scallion, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 1 7-ounce can wild salmon, (see Ingredient Note), drained, picked over and flaked


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Partially mash potatoes in a bowl with a fork until they begin to hold together. Add salmon, egg white, mayonnaise, capers, scallion, salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into 4 cakes, each about 1/2 inch thick.

  2. Heat oil in an ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the salmon cakes and cook until browned on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully turn the cakes over with a spatula and transfer the pan to the oven. Bake until heated through and golden brown on the second side, 5 to 7 minutes.


Ingredient note: Wild-caught salmon from the Pacific (Alaska, California, Washington and Oregon) is considered the best choice for the environment. For more information, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch (

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

323 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 323
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 49%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Vitamin A 96IU 2%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Sodium 762mg 33%
Calcium 183mg 14%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 501mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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