My family are big fans of smoked salmon! Even the little guy, when he decided he wants to eat, that is. Most of our meals he is running around like a madman, pushing around his older sisters VERY pink, American Girl doll, jeep! Dad says he going to plasty dip the jeep. (we take it to the park and he runs all over Gods beautiful earth with it) Whatever gets that kid tired!!
Salmon cakes… yum! The thing is, as much as we love smoked salmon, or salmon. I am not a fan of leftover fish. I am really trying to get better at getting the family to eat our leftovers, but salmon isn’t a thing. And if I’m not a fan… it’s a waste. Salmon is delicous, healthy and expensive. So buy the salmon, don’t worry about leftovers and make salmon cakes. Bonus: they are SUPER easy!!
Take your leftover or cooked salmon and shred it.
Add ALL your ingredients: eggs, breadcrumbs or panko, salt and pepper. The best thing about this is you can season it how ever you like. Go nuts!
Mix it up!! Depending on how much salmon you have, I usually use 1 egg. This batch I had quite a bit of leftover salmon, so I used 2 eggs. You want it not wet, but sticky. Like if you were making meatballs
Now lets make them into little patties! I dont like to make them too big, remember they are already cooked, you just need to get them warmed through. If the are too big, you’ll cook them longer and dry them out.
Get them all pattied out.
Get your oil hot and brown them 1-2 min each side. You can cook them about 3-4 min on each side to warm all the way through, or I throw min in the oven and bake for about 8-10 min. I like that they don’t sit in the oil for that long. But I make plenty of meals I do leave in the pan. So you choose!
While they are baking, I make the mayo and Sriracha aioli. Super easy: Mayo and Sriracha to taste, LOL. More Mayo if you don’t like too spicy, or more Sriracha if you don’t like mayo. There are fancier ways to make it… I sometimes don’t have the energy or the time, or it’s probably I just don’t care to get any fancier. Because realistically, I’m most likely drinking champagne… so that’s my fancy!
Again, the are already cooked and just have to heat them to the center to cook the egg. It goes pretty quick.
There ya have it! Easy, you used up your leftovers, and they are delicious!
- 2 c salmon - shredded
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs/panko
- salt and pepper optional or to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 350
- Shred your salmon in a bowl.
- Beat an egg in separate bowl then add to salmon bowl.
- Add breadcrumbs/panko, salt and pepper
- Make your salmon patties
- Get your oil hot in your pan, brown patties 1-2 min each side. Then remove and transfer to a baking sheet
- Bake 5-8 min. Til warmed through. Remove and Enjoy