These canned salmon cakes are amazing appetizers especially when served with a sweet sauce!
It has been a while since we made an appetizer and these cakes are great to serve for friends and family. These are easy to make ahead and warm but can also be served cold. Fast to make so are you ready to learn how to make canned salmon cakes? Join me in the kitchen!
If you have leftover salmon this is a great recipe to try and make. No leftover salmon? No problem!
You can use a can of salmon pink or wild salmon. Because what else besides a salmon salad can you make with canned salmon? Correct this appetizer.
These are oven-baked! You won’t believe it until you see but these are baked in the oven and still turn out nice and brown.
The advantage is that your cakes brown slowly with limited added calories or are drowned oil.
You can also bake them in the pan but these stay rather moist and soft on the inside while they get brown and a bit crunchy on the outside in the oven.
The secret to this moist inside is the grated onion as it generates a juicy mush of onion that can coat the salmon mix.
Just try it and you will see how lovely these turned out!
Canned salmon cakes ingredients
So what do you need to make these salmon cake patties? Make sure you have the following ingredients on your grocery shopping list:
- Canned salmon
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to make salmon cakes
To make this recipe start with the can with salmon. Clean the salmon and remove the skin and bones. Do not yet break the salmon just set it aside.
Put the breadcrumbs in a big bowl. Grate the onion and stir it through the breadcrumbs until the breadcrumbs are completely covered.
Finely slice the scallion and add to the breadcrumbs mixture as well as the dill, scallion, egg, and garlic.
Stir all the ingredients through the breadcrumbs mixture thoroughly. Season the mixture before you add the salmon.
Break the salmon with a fork and stir it through so it keeps a light texture.
Preheat the oven to 450℉. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon olive oil on the baking tray and heat the tray in the oven for 5 minutes.
In the meanwhile take an ice-cream scoop and scoop salmon balls on a cutting board.
Press down the salmon balls on the cutting board and once the baking tray is heated transfer the salmon patties to the tray.
Do Not press down the salmon cakes on the baking tray because they will not release while baking.
Spray cooking spray or brush olive oil on the cakes. Bake for 15 minutes.
Turn the patties and spray more cooking spray or oil on the salmon patties
Bake for another 5 minutes. Take out of the oven and serve immediately.
Why do my salmon patties fall apart?
So what happens when your salmon patties fall apart when baking? It is important that you have something that will bind your patties together and an extender.
In this recipe, this is the eggs.
To use as an extender you can use:
Instead of pan-frying your salmon cakes you can bake them in the oven just like in this recipe.
That way you reduce the change of the patties falling apart.
Sauce to serve with salmon cakes
You can serve these salmon cakes with different types of sauces like:
- Sweet chili sauce
- Spicy mayonnaise
- Tzatziki sauce
I hope you love these salmon cakes as much as I do!
- 200-gram can salmon
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 small onion, grated
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 1½ teaspoon dill
- 1 scallion thinly sliced
- 1 egg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Clean the salmon remove skin and bones. Set aside
- Put the breadcrumbs in a big bowl. Grate the onion and stir it through the breadcrumbs until covered
- Add the dill, scallion, egg, and garlic. Stir through thoroughly
- Season with salt and pepper. Add the salmon to the bowl
- Break the salmon with a fork and stir it through so it keeps a light texture
- Preheat the oven to 450℉. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon olive oil on a baking tray and heat it in the oven for 5 minutes
- Take an ice cream scoop and scoop the salmon on a cutting board. Press down and once the baking is heated transfer to the tray
- Do Not press down the salmon cakes on the baking tray else they will not release
- Spray cooking spray or olive oil on the cakes
- Bake for 15 minutes
- Turn and spray more cooking spray or oil on the salmon patties
- Bake for another 5 minutes
- Take out of the oven and serve immediately
Nutrition Information:Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g