Crispy Salmon Cakes With Lemon- Caper Mayonnaise

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was published in Cooking Light. I make it a bit different than it originally appeared, though (I don't use fat-free mayonnaise, saltines, etc. and also add some additional ingredients to suit my taste). If you would like to make the original version, just stick with the fat-free items and omit the last 4 items in the ingredient list (mayo through Tabasco) and you will have the original recipe. Prep time includes 20 minutes chilling time for the salmon cakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mayonnaise:.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; cover and chill.
  3. Salmon Cakes:.
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; add onion and celery and saute' 4 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Combine onion mixture with 1/2 cup crackers, mustard, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, salmon, egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco in a medium bowl; divide into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch thick patty.
  6. Coat each patty with 1 tablespoon crackers; cover and chill 20 minutes.
  7. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot; add patties and cook 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  8. Serve salmon cakes with flavored mayonnaise.
Most Helpful

This has become our go to recipe for salmon cakes for sometime now but I never got around to posting a review until now. Follow the recipe exactly, make sure to use the flavoured mayonnaise, and you will not be disappointed.

MrBob July 04, 2011

Delish! I had leftover fresh salmon on hand and roasted it so it was cooked vs the canned. Even my picky eating little ones polished theirs off. Littlest one asked me to make it again. Family hit!

Laura S. March 12, 2010

DELICIOUS! We only had Ritz crackers and it was a good choice. Also threw in some cilantro but I bet parlsey or other herbs would add to the flavor nicely. Oldest son who hates fish said it wasn't too bad - ha! Parents think it's hands-down the best salmon cakes we've ever had. THANK YOU for sharing this one!

Jennabelle February 06, 2010