Crisp and Tender Salmon Patties

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Easy and economical dinners are necessities of family life and this crisp and tender salmon patties recipe is a perfect choice. This salmon dish utilizes canned salmon which is one of the most inexpensive ways you can enjoy salmon, but it also produces a patty that holds together easily, and your family will love. Jamie, the writer of the Love Bakes Good Cakes recipe blog, came up with this salmon patty recipe because her mother used to make them all the time for her. In fact, she enjoyed her mother’s salmon recipe so much she decided to make hers in a similar way using canned salmon and crushed cornflakes for binding. If you require new ways to cook salmon or would like to prepare an easy meal for your family, this dish will be a great way of getting more fish into your diet without much effort.

This easy meal contains just four ingredients, and you will probably have everything you require on hand already. Using canned salmon means that not much cooking will be involved. You will merely have to fry the patties until they are crispy and golden on the outside and heated through to the middles. Limited cooking means you can prepare this dinner recipe on a whim, especially on a busy weeknight. If you are searching for ways to cook salmon that you or someone in your family caught while fishing, you could use that in this salmon cake recipe too. Just poach the equivalent amount of salmon in some simmering water or broth and allow to cool before flaking into chunks as with the canned salmon. If you have a lot of fresh salmon on hand, you could poach all of it and scale up the batch of salmon cakes. Simply freeze what you won’t use so that you have them for a later date. Jamie offers some excellent instructions on how to freeze the shaped salmon patties so that you can pull them out when required.

Although you may think you can combine salmon with some seasonings and fry them as cakes, some binding ingredients are the secret to them staying intact. When looking for ways to cook salmon, generally you want the salmon to speak for itself so that the full flavour comes through, but the addition of eggs and crushed cornflakes help the salmon meat hold together during cooking on the stove. If you or someone you know are allergic to eggs, the secret to substituting them would be to use a flax egg. To make a flax egg, whisk one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with three tablespoons of water until thick like egg white. The flax egg will make this salmon recipe great for those with egg allergies and also add some extra fibre into the cakes.

If you want to prepare this easy meal but would like to use a different binder than cornflakes, Jamie mentions crushed crackers are an excellent and more traditional substitute. Merely use whatever you have on hand that would absorb moisture and bind the cakes just as cornflakes would. There are several ways to cook salmon, but you might be hard-pressed to find a salmon recipe simpler to make or delicious. If desired, you can even get creative and make your own dip recipe to serve with the cakes. Homemade tartar sauce would be an excellent choice, or you could make a spicy mayonnaise recipe by combining mayonnaise with your favourite hot sauce, such as cayenne pepper based or sriracha. Thank you to Jamie, the author of the Love Bakes Good Cakes recipe blog, for sharing her crisp and tender salmon patties recipe with us.

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