Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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!

Savta Deby October 29, 2009

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

cooks-alot March 12, 2008

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

wolf3749 April 06, 2007