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    Irish Salmon Cakes

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    25 mins

    20 mins

    Nana Lee's Note:

    I'm not a fish eater but many of your seem to like salmon. So here is an Irish version of Salmon Cakes.

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    Serves: 4-5


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    Units: US | Metric

    Egg wash


    1. 1
      Put the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with salted, cold water and bring up to a boil.
    2. 2
      Cook until tender, 12-15 minutes.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, put the salmon in a large, shallow skillet, season lightly with salt and pepper, and cover halfway with water or white wine.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer to poach.
    5. 5
      Cover with a lid.
    6. 6
      Turn one time when halfway through cooking, and cook until opaque in the center.
    7. 7
      Remove from the pan and set aside until cool enough to handle.
    8. 8
      Remove skin (if it is on) and any bones.
    9. 9
      Flake the fish into medium-size chunks.
    10. 10
      When the potatoes are cooked, drain and return to the pan.
    11. 11
      Mash with milk while still hot to a fluffy, even consistency.
    12. 12
      Add tarragon and parsley.
    13. 13
      Fold in the salmon.
    14. 14
      Season to taste.
    15. 15
      Once cooled, add the egg and mix again. Chill for at least 10 minutes before forming the patties.
    16. 16
      Shape the mixture into 8 to 10 evenly sized cakes.
    17. 17
      Lightly dredge in flour, pass through the egg wash and then dredge in the breadcrumbs.
    18. 18
      Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large, nonstick skillet.
    19. 19
      Add the patties, being careful not to crowd them, and cook in batches.
    20. 20
      Turn when cooked to a golden brown.
    21. 21
      Count on about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately, garnish with lemon slices, parsley and a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 29, 2009


      I made these for a wedding reception, and they disappeared in a blink! I was also making Irish Potatoes Skins, so I used the scooped out insides of the baked potatoes instead of boiling. Worked like a charm. In fact, everyone raved about them, and I didn't even get a taste myself! I am making more right now!

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    • on March 12, 2008


      Ireally liked the recipe..How would you do this recipe using a canned salmon....I liked the use of the potatoes...Do you think it would work... sandy

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    • on April 06, 2007


      made these for a vegetarian family on St. Patty Day. I bit time consuming but overall pretty good.

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    Nutritional Facts for Irish Salmon Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (232 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 331.9
    Calories from Fat 70
    Total Fat 7.8 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 167.0 mg
    Sodium 222.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 30.3 g

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