Delicious salmon cakes made with potatoes and the added color of red bell pepper and green onion. I came up with the idea for this recipe out of pure laziness. I didn't want to wait for potatoes to boil! It turned out great and definitely became the overall favorite. I enjoy a simple garlic mayonnaise to accompany the cakes but you can pretty much use whatever you desire.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
31 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cakes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Squeeze as much liquid from the potatoes as you can, and place in a large bowl. Beat the eggs with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, and mix with the potatoes. Mix in salmon, green onions, capers, red bell pepper, banana peppers, mushrooms and bread crumbs. Form into about 12 patties about 3/4 inch thick.

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  • Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the patties for about 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels quickly before serving. Try to fry all the patties at one time, otherwise the mixture becomes stiff.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 8.7g 18% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 41.8mg 14% DV; sodium 119.1mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2006
We really liked this one. Following another reviewer's suggestion I used 2 cans of salmon so it was super easy to prepare and I did not have to get anything special from the grocery store. This is a terrific mid-week meal. I do not have italian seasoning so I used oregano basil salt and pepper. I also made a spicy mayonnaise dipping sauce by adding cayenne salt pepper and some juice from the capers to some mayo. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/30/2008
These were absolutely awful. Usually I don't give recipes such a low rating but these weren't even edible. They fell apart no matter what modification I made to them. I fried them as directed but they turned out entirely too heavy I then baked them with a little bit of oil- and they were awful. The only thing I can think to do is cook the potatoes before hand to make the cakes a little squishier. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2006
We really liked this one. Following another reviewer's suggestion I used 2 cans of salmon so it was super easy to prepare and I did not have to get anything special from the grocery store. This is a terrific mid-week meal. I do not have italian seasoning so I used oregano basil salt and pepper. I also made a spicy mayonnaise dipping sauce by adding cayenne salt pepper and some juice from the capers to some mayo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2004
Really really good!!! Similiar to most recipies this one is flexible so I used 3 eggs. Because I didn't have freshly cooked salmon (which would have been wonderful) I used 3 cans of Sockeye and used some fresh herbs..also I used lemmon pepper..and that made a big difference. What really grabbed my guests...I served this dish with Mango Salsa!!! Wow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2007
Delicious! I left the mushrooms out as one suggested and I used a bag of OreIda shredded potatoes - just thawed and mixed in. I did also add a little lemon pepper - very tasty. My two little ones - age 2 and 5 loved them too. They used ketchup to dip my husband and I liked the suggested dip of Mayo cayenne salt pepper and juice from jar of capers. Thanks for sharing this one. I just had some leftover grilled salmon I wanted to use for something different. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2009
This was a great recipe! However I did change a few things around... Instead of the Italian seasoning I used lemon pepper seasoning. I also left out the capers banana peppers and mushrooms. Instead I used only red pepper yellow onion and shredded carrot. Served with a little garlic mayo and steamed broccoli! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
Fantastic! These were exceptional. I omitted the mushrooms and banana peppers added two minced shallots and used two cans of sockeye salmon instead of fresh. Served it with a mixture of mayonnaise paprika mango chutney and chipotle pepper. Placed on a bed of mixed field greens this would be easily served in a high class restaurant! Well deserved of the five out of five stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
I used canned salmon...wonderfulllllllllll Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/30/2008
These were absolutely awful. Usually I don't give recipes such a low rating but these weren't even edible. They fell apart no matter what modification I made to them. I fried them as directed but they turned out entirely too heavy I then baked them with a little bit of oil- and they were awful. The only thing I can think to do is cook the potatoes before hand to make the cakes a little squishier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2013
I m not the biggest fish person but I absolutely enjoyed this recipe. Don t let it fool you but there is actually a good serving of vegetables within each salmon cake! This was a pretty easy recipe to make as well. It would have been excellent with cooked flaked salmon as mentioned in the recipe but I only had canned which worked out fine. When you cook these don t be afraid to get a really good golden brown on each side. This way it will have a crispy shell with a tender interior. What really brings this together is the topping. I chose mayonnaise and sriracha which was a heavenly combination for this dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2005
Very yummy! I left the mushrooms out feeling that might add more moisture to the mix. I think I might bake them next time too or do them in the omlette maker...I am not used to cooking in oil anymore and found that made it a little heavy. However that said the flavour was just delicious and I was ecstatic to find the recipe for us people who are too slack to boil the potatoes first! Read More
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