Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Salmon Fish Cakes: Easy Peasy Dinner Winner

I am joining Emma again this week, with an Easy Peasy Dinner Winner.

This recipe is super easy, and very tasty (if you like/eat salmon) Abbey likes them as she calls these "pink fish cakes". Pink is her favourite colour.

Salmon Fish Cakes
  • 450g potatoes, approximately - this is the weight before you peel them
  • 400g tin red salmon (you can use pink salmon, but the flavour is not as strong)
  • 1/2 an onion, chopped (I use red ones) or some spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce or a glug of sweet chili sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Bread crumbs for coating
  • Oil for cooking
Peel and chop the potatoes into chunks. Cook them in boiling water, then mash (with a little butter if you like) I use the same saucepan I cooked them in to save on washing up.

Drain the salmon, remove as many bones as you like - I remove the large bones, but leave in the small ones as they are a good source of calcium.

Flake the drained salmon into the mashed potato. Add onion, your sauce of choice, season with salt and pepper. Optional: I used to add an egg to the mixture, but no longer do this.

Mix well. Roll into balls, flatten them into patties (very important) and coat them all with breadcrumbs. The Japanese Panco bread crumbs work really well (thanks to Corrie from Retromummy for this tip in an email when we were discussing our salmon fish cakes in an email after the Freaky Chocolate Brownie Slice Incident)

These can fall apart when you cook them, but if you make them early in the day, and store them in the fridge (the longer the better) they tend to hold their shape better - as long as you already flattened them into patties earlier on.

Cook in a little oil until golden on both sides.

Serve with salad/veggies/oven chips/fried rice. Any leftovers taste yummy the next day too, heated up in the microwave.

This recipe halves really easy too, if you only have a 200g tin of salmon.

Enjoy! Cat

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining in again Cat. These look great. My kids love tuna and salmon so these could definitely be worth a go - you do have a good track record with our family...

    I like the tip about leaving them in the fridge - thanks!


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