Salmon Patties – easily and swiftly prepared, boasting a delightful golden crispiness on the exterior, while maintaining a moist and savory interior adorned with generous salmon flakes! This straightforward salmon cake recipe accommodates both canned and fresh salmon, producing irresistibly delectable results. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the deliciousness of this canned salmon dish, proving that remarkable meals can indeed be crafted from canned fish!
High-quality fresh salmon comes at a premium price. Consequently, when I invest in fresh salmon, I prefer to prepare it as a whole piece rather than blending it with various other ingredients, such as for salmon patties. My go-to recipes for quickly cooking salmon fillets include Honey Garlic Salmon and Lemon Glazed Salmon.
However, I’ve consistently turned to canned salmon for crafting salmon cakes. Yet, with just one mouthwatering bite of these Salmon Patties, any notion of settling for canned salmon over fresh will quickly vanish. The flavor is simply outstanding! Present these delectable patties to anyone who may have initially crinkled their nose at the notion of using canned salmon, and I’m confident you’ll change their perspective.
BAKED Salmon Patties!
These little delights boast such a stunning golden crispiness on the exterior that it’s nearly unbelievable they’re baked. However, indeed, they are baked, no doubt about it.
The secret to achieving this luscious golden crust lies in preheating the tray. This step makes a noticeable impact when baking items that have minimal fat content, just like these salmon patties.
Making Salmon Patties
The preparation of the Salmon Patties mixture is refreshingly uncomplicated. I kick it off with a handy technique I employ to achieve exceptionally tender and flavorful patties or meatballs – grating onion directly onto breadcrumbs. This technique serves two key purposes:
- The onion juices permeate the breadcrumbs, expanding as they cook and forming tiny air pockets, which in turn render the patties remarkably tender.
- It eliminates the need to pre-cook the onion, a step often required when using chopped onion, as it prevents the possibility of having uncooked onion bits within the patties.
Next, I incorporate an egg to bind the mixture, adding Parmesan for that savory umami flavor (a term for savoriness, the fifth taste sensation). I introduce shallots, green onions, or scallions, along with garlic, dill (or any other preferred herb, whether dried or fresh), and canned salmon. Give it all a thorough mix, and this is the end result. I understand that the mixture may appear loose, sparking doubts about how the patties will hold together. But rest assured, they absolutely do.
The inclusion of egg in this recipe ensures the salmon patties maintain their structural integrity during cooking. Additionally, since they are baked rather than pan-fried, they undergo less handling, which also contributes to their cohesiveness. I can confidently say that I’ve never encountered Salmon Patties falling apart while using this method.
How to Serve Salmon Patties
For a complete meal experience, consider serving these Salmon Patties alongside a side of Yoghurt Slaw and Cauliflower Puree (which is low in carbs!). I’ve included the recipes for these sides in the notes. The Yoghurt Slaw provides a refreshing element, while the Cauliflower Puree adds a creamy, low-carb component that perfectly complements each bite of the Salmon Patties.
If you’re looking for a starter option, you can create platters of these patties with a dipping sauce, perfect for sharing!
For those in the mood for burgers, you can also shape these into larger patties to make delicious salmon burgers.
It’s truly a super tasty dinner, all crafted from a humble can of salmon. Who would have thought, right?