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Salmon Cakes, These fish cakes should be on everyone's plate!

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Salmon Cakes with Bacon
Salmon Cakes with Bacon

 Salmon Cakes with Bacon, 

don't let the plain look fool you, these are so delicious!

While you do need to plan ahead for the small potato that must be baked and cooled, to make these wonderful Salmon Cakes for your dinner, they are worth it! This is a delicious "Pantry meal".  The bacon sets off the flavor in this dish, so don't even think about not using it!

These little cakes are a bit fragile until turned to brown the second side.

Salmon Cakes with Bacon
adapted from: Tasting Spoons

2 slices bacon — minced, cooked until crispy- reserve 1 T fat in the pan to cook the onions
1/4 cup onion — minced
1 whole egg
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon OR lime zest
14 ounces canned salmon — drained, crumbled (check for large bones)
1 small potato — baked, peeled, fluffed with a fork

1/4 cup panko or dried bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese — (yep I use the green can)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 - 4 T fat - a nice combination is 1 T olive oil and 1 T butter for each pan of patties

Cook bacon until brown and crisp, remove to a small plate and drain on toweling. Drain all but 1 T bacon fat from the pan, saute onion until soft but not brown, you do not want a browned onion flavor in this dish. Let onion mixture, cool.

Combine the cooked bacon, onion, egg, mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, and lemon zest in a bowl. Add the salmon and potato, mixing gently after each addition. Form the mixture into 12 small patties.

 In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and pepper, to taste.

Coat the patties with the breadcrumb topping.

Heat the oil/butter in a large saute pan over medium heat, and cook the salmon cakes in batches until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add remaining oil/butter and for the second batch. Arrange on a serving platter and serve.

These may be served with lemon wedges, tartar sauce or raita. There will be no leftovers, that's for sure.


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  1. We love salmon patties but I have never thought to add bacon. I will definitely be trying these. Thanks for sharing.

  2. those looks really awesome.. a must try for me... am drooling here

  3. These look yummy! I wish my hubby liked fish so I could make it more often!

  4. You are right, these fish cake looks delicious.

  5. What a great, fast meal. I love that it uses canned salmon as I always have canned salmon around. Salmon cakes are actually one of my favourite ways to eat salmon and I'm always looking for new, different recipes. Thanks for entering these into the Culinary Smackdown Melynda and good luck!

  6. Salmon cakes were always a family favorite when I was growing up. Likewise, when I was cooking for my own children. I should remember them more often, as they are quite taste and economical. I love the addition of the bacon!

  7. These look excellent! I am imagining bacon and salmon together and loving it!

  8. I have never tried salmon cakes before! Sounds delicious!

  9. Melynda, I am so excited to see you here today. I am going to have two of your wonderful Salmon Cakes with Bacon here at Full Plate Thursday. Thank you so much for coming to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  10. I have never put bacon in salmon patties BUT everything is better with bacon...right? I am making these soon. Salmon patties always remind me of my Mom :)


  11. mmmmmmmmm...sounds lovely! And who would be foolish enough to EVER leave off bacon:) Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Love this! Would like to invite you over to Fat Camp Friday @ Mangoes and Chutney. The linky is up all weekend and one blogger from the linky party is featured every Wednesday.

  13. Salmon is a favorite at our house and I'm always on the lookout for new recipes. I've never thought to use bacon, so this sounds really interesting. I can't wait to try the recipe!

  14. Salmon cakes are sooo great! Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Fridays, hope to see you back next week with another great recipe!

  15. Hi Melynda,
    You shared your Salmon Cakes on our very first Full Plate Thursday and they still look awesome! We are marking Five Years on Full Plate Thursday this week and I wanted to stop by and say Thank You for all your support through the years!
    Miz Helen

  16. Yum! Love salmon. These look tasty.

  17. Yum! I know my husband and I would love these!

  18. Nice! We're always looking for new ways to cook salmon and these look delicious.

  19. I haven't had salmon in so long! These look wonderful

  20. Ok! I thought I got my seafood fix for awhile after making crab sandwiches, but I think NOT now that I see your salmon cakes. Must try!!

  21. I love recipes that can be made from pantry staples!

  22. Yum! Love salmon cakes. How tasty that yours have bacon in them too!

  23. I've never had Salmon cakes, will have to give these a try!

  24. You won me over with the addition of bacon. You simply can't go wrong there!

  25. This is a great idea for leftover salmon...these fish cakes sound so good! Thank you for sharing!


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