Cake for Dinner

SALMON cakes that is. Savoury or sweet, I would never turn down cake as a main course. Salmon is one of my favourite foods, and these cakes are such a nice change from the usual dinners. They also put canned fish to a great use (and make it much more appealing). It’s not the quickest meal, but it’s very easy to do. They’re great because you can really throw any veggies in that you have lying around, or substitute tuna for salmon and they’re equally as good. I certainly enjoyed them, I only wish I had made a cake for dessert.

PS: I apologize for the quality of this photo. At the time I made them there was terrible lighting. I promise to do better next time.

Salmon Cakes

Recipe makes about 5 cakes

2           medium potatoes, chopped
½ cup   grated carrots
½ cup   broccoli
1 can    pink salmon, drained
1          egg
¼ cup   chopped onion
¼ cup   breadcrumbs
pinch    salt & pepper
Olive oil, for frying

Start by boiling the potatoes, and broccoli in separate pots. When the broccoli is done drain them, chop them finely and set them aside. Brown the onions in a frying pan with a little olive oil. Once the potatoes are cooked through and soft, drain them and return them to the pot. Now using approximately 1 tbsp butter and ¼ cup milk, mash the potatoes (you can use whatever measurements you like, just make sure they are mashed and smooth).

Next you are going to assemble the cakes. Put the mashed potatoes in a bowl and mix in the carrot, broccoli, salmon and onion. Once this is mixed add the egg and seasoning and mix until everything is evenly combined. Pour the breadcrumbs onto a plate. Take a handful of the mix and form the cakes by creating a sphere and flattening it slightly. It should fit on the palm of your hand. Then carefully roll the cake in the breadcrumbs until it is evenly covered. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Pour 2 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan and set it over med heat. Fry the salmon cakes in the oil for about 2-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown. They are great served with dipping sauces.

1 comment:

  1. The only thing missing would be an extra couple cakes to share!! Looks & tasted delicious jen. I am excited to see what is in store next to make our house smell delicious!