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Monday, April 30, 2012

"Holy mother of god" delicious salmon cakes

I made these salmon cakes last week and they were so freaking good!!!  Troy and I ate our dinner in silence so that we could concentrate on eating faster.  The next day at training, Troy said one of the guys tried to trade him his lunch for Troy's salmon cakes.

Per usual, I adjusted them a little bit to our preferences/what we had on hand.
I have wild salmon in the freezer already, so I used that instead of the packaged kind.  I baked it the night before in parchment paper at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Salmon Cakes
1.5 cups cooked salmon
2 cups of panko
2 eggs
3 green onions diced
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup of mayo (I bet greek yogurt would work too)
2 tblsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 tsp seasoning salt
2 tbsp hot sauce
2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1/2 yellow onion, grated (I used purple because I had it, and I thought it would be pretty)

1) Lightly beat the egg, and add the salmon, and then the rest of the ingredients.

2) Heat a cast iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat, and melt a few tblsp of butter.

3) Make patties with the salmon mixture, and put in the hot butter.

4) Flip when browned and toasty.
Serve with aioli (I always use a mixture of greek yogurt or mayo, diced green onions (if I have them, dried chives if I don't), dill, lemon pepper, parsley, and tons of garlic.

Let's run the numbers
The salmon from Costco is $3.50 per fillet.  I used 2 - $7.00
Organic green onions - $1.00.  They're usually $.69 at my normal store, but I didn't shop there last week
Old Bay Seasoning - I bought "seafood seasoning" in the bulk spice section for $.99, and used 1/4 of it for this, so $.25
Onion (est) - $.30
Panko (est) - $.25
Tabasco, seasoning salt and Worchestershire (no idea... this is a guess) $.05
Garlic (est) - $.15
Mayo (est) - $.35
Total for recipe (based on est): $9.25
This made 15 patties, so $.62 per patty.  Both Troy and I were full after 2-3 patties, so $1.86 per person per meal.



  1. Sounds really good however I'm not sure my husband would eat them and I know that out of all the kids I MIGHT get 1 to try them. No matter how hard I try to get them to at least give things a chance they are so stubborn. However even if just for me I may have to try these. :-)

    1. I hear that! Jack had grilled cheese. ;-D

  2. I love salmon cakes. I'm so going to try these. I have about 30 fish in the freezer from salmon fishing in the summer. It will be a nice change of pace.

    1. Wow, color me jealous! Where do you live?

  3. Loooooveee salmon. Can't wait until my husband and I move to Seattle and can get it all the time, fresh! And love that you used Old Bay. I'm from Maryland and we used it all the time growing up!

    1. Eeek, when are you moving here? Yay!

    2. Should be moving in about a year. We visited in March and absolutely loved it!!! To top it off, I'm a red-head. Less sun/cloudy weather will do me some good! (I lived in San Diego all of last year - bad idea.)

    3. I'm a super pale strawberry blonde, so I understand your pain! Our almost 4 years of being in LA was a constant exercise in jumping from shadow to shadow and slathered in SPF 50.

  4. Tried this with tilapia (hubs doesn't like salmon) they were awesome! The carnivore asked me to make some to eat as leftovers! Great share!

    1. Ohhhh I love tilapia! I bet it would be great with cod or halibut too! Glad your fam was a fan!

  5. OMG! This was delicious!!!!!!!!! Thank you!


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