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Hey there, lovely people! 🌟 If you’re anything like me, then you have a soft spot for a savory and satisfying dish that’s quick to whip up but tastes like a culinary masterpiece. Well, buckle up, because today, we’re diving into a flavor-packed adventure with my Sensational Crispy Salmon Cakes! Trust me, this is the kind of dish that makes everyone go “Mmm!” after the first bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Perfectly crispy on the outside, these salmon cakes hide a tender, moist core that melts in your mouth.
It’s an elegant way to add a punch of omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.
Ideal for a quick weeknight dinner, yet fancy enough for guests.

Is this recipe complicated?

Nope! This dish is so straightforward, even a beginner can master it.

How long does it take?

We’re talking about 30 minutes from start to finish—just long enough to work up an appetite!

Why should I try this?

Because these Sensational Crispy Salmon Cakes are a delightful paradox: they’re crunchy on the outside but tender on the inside. They’re simple but pack a punch of flavors that dance in your mouth. Plus, it’s a fabulous way to incorporate more fish and omega-3s into your diet.

Is it family-friendly?

Absolutely! Kids love the crispy texture, and adults adore the sophisticated flavors. It’s a win-win!

If your taste buds are already tingling with anticipation, you’re in the right place. Read on to discover how to make these scrumptious salmon cakes that you, your family, and even your most discerning dinner guests will love!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes (4 minutes per side)
Total Time: 18 minutes


  • 1 can of salmon (about 15 ounces), drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup of finely diced onion
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying (enough to coat the pan)


  1. Combine the Goodies: In a mixing bowl, add your flaked salmon, breadcrumbs, diced onion, whisked egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Why lemon juice? It adds a zest that highlights the salmon’s flavor without overpowering it. Gently fold everything together until it’s all friends, but don’t overmix—you don’t want tough salmon cakes.
  2. Shape Those Beauties: Use your hands to form the mixture into four equally sized cakes. The breadcrumbs are not just filler; they help keep everything together and absorb excess moisture, ensuring your cakes don’t disintegrate in the frying pan.
  3. Heat It Up: Pour enough vegetable oil into a large skillet to cover the bottom and place it over medium heat. Medium heat is your friend here; it ensures the cakes cook through without burning.
  4. Sizzle Time: With a spatula, carefully slide the salmon cakes into the hot oil. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until you see a golden-brown crust forming. Ah, that satisfying sizzle tells you something magical is happening.
  5. The Finishing Touch: Once they’re cooked to perfection, remove your golden masterpieces and place them on paper towels to drain any excess oil. This step helps them stay crispy and not oily.
  6. Serve and Savor: These salmon cakes are a delight on their own, but for an extra kick, serve them with your favorite dipping sauce. Whether it’s tartar, aioli, or just a dash of lemon, the choice is yours!

Quick Tips for Perfect Salmon Cakes:

  • Drain Salmon: Ensure the canned salmon is well-drained.
  • Don’t Overmix: Combine ingredients gently for tender cakes.
  • Use Breadcrumbs: They act as essential binders.
  • Medium Heat: Optimal for thorough cooking without burning.
  • Avoid Overcrowding: Helps maintain oil temperature.
  • Drain on Paper Towel: Keeps cakes crispy.
  • Pair with Sauce: Enhances flavor.

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1 Comment

  1. Donna Wright

    5 stars

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