Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Delicious Fried Meal ~ Salmon Cakes

I was going through my pantry and refrigerator yesterday evening and looking for something easy to prepare that can go with fried zuchinni fritters for dinner.  I was frantically surfing the web and googling before dinner time gets too close and I found a wonderful dish that I so happen to have all the ingredients.  It is one of those blessed day! I made a few small adjustments and end up having a great simple dinner.  I don't have fresh salmon but I have a couple of canned ones.  Once in a while, it is nice to have a change of pace and have an all-fried meal and have vegetables that your kids don't even know they are vegetables and therefore will consume it without much fret.

2 cans of salmon or 1 pound cooked salmon
1 slice white sandwich bread, crusts removed & finely chopped
1/4 c grated red onion
2 Tbsp fresh parsley leaves or 1 tsp. dill
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1/2 c panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

3-4 Tbsp olive oil

Roughly mash the salmon into smaller pieces and mix with chopped bread, onion, parsley, mayonnaise, salt & lemon juice in medium bowl. Scoop a generous 1/4 cup portion and use your hands to form into a patty. Place on plate or baking sheet and repeat with remaining mixture, making about 8 patties. 

Place flour, beaten egg and panko individually in 3 shallow dishes. Coat the salmon patties in the flour to cover and shake off the excess. Transfer to the beaten egg and with a slotted spatula, turn to coat; let the excess drip off. Transfer to the panko, shaking the dish to coat the patties completely. Return breaded patties to baking sheet.

Heat olive oil in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until simmering, about 3 minutes. Add salmon patties and cook until medium golden brown on the bottoms. Flip cakes and cook until medium golden brown on the other side.
Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and allow to drain for a minute. Serve hot.

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