Easiest Salmon Fish Cakes

    20 min

    This is the simplest salmon fish cake recipe ever. These make a great alternative to beef burgers, plus you get a good helping of omega-3 oils from the salmon.

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    Makes: 4 fish cakes

    • 1 (418g) tin salmon, undrained and flaked
    • 1 slice bread, blitzed in a food processor into crumbs
    • 1 small onion, grated
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1 egg
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 250ml vegetable oil for frying

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Mix together salmon, breadcrumbs, onion, plain flour, egg, salt and pepper. Shape into four fish cakes.
    2. In a large frying pan heat oil over high heat. Cook the fish cakes until browned on both sides, about 8 minutes. Drain briefly on kitchen towels before serving.

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    Tasty and quick, fabulous! thank you for recipe!  -  13 Jan 2018


    Excellent and with such simple ingredients. I always make this with leftover salmon, not a fan of canned fish. I just double the ingredients if I have more salmon. A nice variation is to saute 1 tablespoon of finely minced garlic and parsley (fresh or dried) in some olive oil (appx. 1 tablespoon), then add to the mixture. The oil adds moistness and the garlic adds a fantastic flavor and aroma, just like in the restaurants. I've added dill, garlic powder, garlic salt, paprika, oinion powder, whatever I have on hand for more flavor. And definitely serve with garlic aioli or garlic mayonaise. (Mayo - 1/2 cup mayonaise, 1 garlic clove minced, dash of paprika and lemon juice.) Serve a small dollop on top and you're dining in style. My kids love this too. Nice fpr small ones just learning to chew since they can mash this easily in their mouths. Nice company dinner too!  -  26 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really good, but I was surprised to see that nobody else had the same problem as I did. I didn't drain the salmon and my mixture was like soup. I ended up having to add an extra tablespoon of flour and at least 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs too. I'd def drain the salmon next time.  -  27 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)