Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Salmon Cakes

What stopped me from making salmon cakes prior to a couple of months ago?  I have absolutely no idea.  But, nothing is stopping me now!  These Omega-3 packed patties have earned a top spot in our regular rotation.  I have been trying to incorporate more seafood into our diet, and I was actually surprised when I realized how affordable canned salmon is, not to mention all of the health benefits that it provides.  I have to admit that I let them dip the patties in ketchup, but my kids enjoy them more than I could have possibly predicted - in fact, they love them!

  • 14.75 oz can of pink salmon, drained
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seeds
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  1. Place salmon in a medium bowl.  Using a fork, flake salmon into small pieces.  Add ketchup, 3 Tbs. bread crumbs, celery seeds, egg, and pepper.  Stir with fork until combined.
  2. Place the remaining breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.  Using wet hands, shape the salmon mixture into 8-9 2 1/2 inch patties.  Dredge the salmon patties in the bread crumbs to coat well on both sides.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium heat.  Add the salmon patties, in batches if necessary.  Cook for 3-4 minutes per side until browned and heated through.

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 25 minutes, tops
Source: adapted from Parents magazine, January 2013

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