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Salmon Cakes Recipe
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Salmon Cakes Recipe

Course: Main Course
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Ann Timm


  • 2 cans salmon with bones, but drained -- Always choose wild salmon, never farmed. You can use pink salmon, which is cheaper, although my strong preference is for red sockeye salmon.
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs any bread works- homemade wheat, spelt or kamut, gluten free, sourdough, etc.
  • 1/2 small onion minced OR 1 tsp dried onion powder
  • 2 cloves minced garlic OR 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp mustard dijon or regular
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp organic soy or tamari sauce wheat free
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste I just add a little- these have quite a bit of flavor already


  • Drain canned salmon, then dump into a medium sized bowl. Using the back of a fork, break salmon apart and crush bones. Mix in eggs, then bread crumbs, and lastly, all of the seasonings.
  • Preheat a cast-iron pan to medium heat, and add a few pats of butter and some extra virgin olive oil (you can do just one or the other, or even use coconut oil instead, but the mix gives such a great flavor).
  • You'll have to use your hands to shape these patties as you go to make them. I just put a big dollop in my hands, shape it best as I can, and flatten slightly once in the pan if needed. I don't bother to pre-shape them, but just do it as I go.
  • Once cooked halfway through and nicely browned (2-3 minutes), flip over and allow to cook all the way (another couple minutes).


Makes 8-10 cakes, depending on size-- just enough for the 5 eaters in our home when served with other side dishes.