A salmon, potato and egg mixture, lightly seasoned and fried to a golden crisp. Flaky and crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside. Very Tasty!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, cover peeled potatoes with water. Bring water to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool and mash.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together salmon, egg, potatoes, salt and pepper. Mold the mixture into patties (whatever size you choose). Coat both sides of the patties with flour.

  • Heat oil over a medium-high heat in a large skillet. Fry the patties (2 or 3 at a time) on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 18.3g; carbohydrates 46.3g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 46mg; sodium 208.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2003
I tried a variation of this recipe using only one large potato and some matzo meal. Even with that variation the cakes had too much potato flavor. I find it hard to believe that you're supposed to mix five potatoes to one average-sized can of salmon. Why even bother to add the salmon at all in this recipe? It's simply a waste --- you CAN'T TASTE THE SALMON!!! Read More
(19)
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
Excellent! The potatoes make the patties creamy. Because of the reviews I only put in one potato so I could still taste the salmon. I also added a chopped onion for flavor. Make sure you chop it really fine so it doesn't interrupt the creamy texture. Also you don't need that much oil. I just put in enough to coat the pan. Read More
(68)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2004
Overall very tasty! But 5 large potatoes is too much. We could barely taste the salmon b/c the potatoe over-powered the overall taste. I would use only 3. Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2004
This was actually quite good. But I did tweak it a little. Gotta have onions in a salmon cake! I added a small finely chopped onion and some parsley and coated the cakes in cornmeal instead of flour to give it some texture. Yum. Not bland but a slightly 'muted' salmon flavor. Great w/homemade tarter sauce. I confess I had seconds! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
I found this recipe to be very good. I live in an area where pacific salmon is very prevelant and I needed a recipe that would use up the leftovers from my catch of salmon. This was great. My family and I are not the greatest salmon fanciers and enjoyed how this recipe did not have an overpowering taste of salmon. If you like but dont love salmon this is a good recipe mind you when frying the patties they absorb a tremedous amount of oil. Make sure you pan is hot. Read More
(23)
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2003
I tried a variation of this recipe using only one large potato and some matzo meal. Even with that variation the cakes had too much potato flavor. I find it hard to believe that you're supposed to mix five potatoes to one average-sized can of salmon. Why even bother to add the salmon at all in this recipe? It's simply a waste --- you CAN'T TASTE THE SALMON!!! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2005
These were very tasty. i made a few changes. i drained all the water from the potatoes and left none. i added about a tsp. of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix to the flour before coating the cakes. Then i fried them in extra-virgin olive oil. We really enjoyed them! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2003
The fish cakes did taste nice but the preparation was a bit of a nightmare. Frying them took ages and also caused some of them to burn it may take practice but its not the easiest recipe in the world. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2003
The patties tasted good but they would have been even better with less potatoes. It tasted like a potato pattie instead of fish pattie. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2004
This recipee was very good. I don't like a strong salmon flavor in patties and the potatoes really helped remedy this. I added a little Italian bread crumbs for more flavor and that tasted exellent. I made fairly large patties and I ended up with 14 patties just from one can of salmon. This is definitely a recipee I will make again. Read More
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