Recipe by firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresh salmon patties...a great recipe from Cook's Illustrated. I often make two or three batches at once, put them on a cookie sheet on parchment in my freezer, then bag once frozen. Cook them from frozen and they are a quick and delicious meal!
Top Review by Labouche
Kathie, These are the only Salmon Cakes I make--they always get rave reviews from company. I use a mini chopper for the bread, onions and parsley(one bowl clean up) I love the crsipy texture of the Panko Crumbs--If I have extra patties I just flash freeze and vacuumn seal and they're ready for a quick weeknight meal--also good served with a nice dill sauce
- 1 1⁄4 lbs salmon fillets
- 1 slice white bread, such as Pepperidge Farm, crusts removed and white part chopped very fine (about 5 tablespoons)
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 cup grated onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 3⁄4 teaspoon table salt
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1⁄2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil, plus
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 3⁄4 cup panko breadcrumbs, fine unflavored dried bread crumbs
Directions See How It's Made
- Using sharp knife, cut flesh off skin, then discard skin. Chop salmon flesh into 1/4- to 1/3-inch pieces and mix with chopped bread, mayonnaise, onion, parsley, salt, and lemon juice in medium bowl. Scoop a generous 1/4-cup portion salmon mixture from bowl and use hands to form into a patty measuring roughly 2 1/2-inches in diameter and 3/4-inch thick; place on parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining salmon mixture until you have 8 patties. Place patties in freezer until surface moisture has evaporated, about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, spread flour in pie plate or shallow baking dish. Beat eggs with 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil and 1 1/2 teaspoons water in second pie plate or shallow baking dish, and spread bread crumbs in a third. Dip chilled salmon patties in flour to cover; shake off excess. Transfer to beaten egg and, using slotted spatula, turn to coat; let excess drip off. Transfer to bread crumbs; shake pan to coat patties completely. Return now-breaded patties to baking sheet. They can be frozen at this point, then bagged together to cook from frozen when you want them. Double cooking time if frozen.
- Heat remaining 1/2 cup vegetable oil in large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking, about 3 minutes; add salmon patties and cook until medium golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip cakes over and continue cooking until medium golden brown on second side, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer cakes to plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil on surface, if desired, about 30 seconds, and then serve immediately.