Perfect Salmon Fish Cakes

    40 min

    Salmon is seasoned with onion, egg, Cheddar cheese and parsley before being pan-fried to perfection. Serve them as an appetiser, between a sandwich roll or for lunch or dinner.

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    Makes: 4 burgers

    • 1 (418g) tin salmon, drained and flaked
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 egg
    • 55g fresh breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour for coating
    • 50g butter
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min chilling  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Combine salmon, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, black pepper, cheese and parsley; mix well. Shape into four fish cakes. Dust lightly with flour. Chill for 20 minutes.
    2. In a large frying pan heat butter and olive oil over medium high heat. Cook the fish cakes until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes. Drain briefly on kitchen before serving.

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    They were a great hit with everyone. Easy to make, delicious to eat. They are so nice, that everyone has me making them again, a bigger batch this time. I did add some chives too.  -  10 Apr 2017


    I used alterations from three previous reviews, I substituted 10 ritz crackers for the bread. And used parmesan cheese instead of the flour. My husband is on a low-carb diet and this was perfect for him. I did add one more egg too as a binder. The sauce I made to go with it was 1 tablespoon dijon mustard mixed with 2 tablespoons of mayo. This is a great dipping sauce for chicken cordon bleu as well. He loved it and so did I and I'm not a fish lover. Wow! will definitely make this one again. Also baked it as one of the reviews suggested too! 375 for 20 min.  -  09 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are SO delicious!! I dusted the patties with parmesan instead of flour- it made them really crispy outside, tender inside. A new family favorite!!  -  29 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)