Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Quick easy recipe to make after a hard day's work. For the mashed potatoes use plain cooked potatoes mashed with no added ingredients. Just cook extra potatoes the night before and take out what you will need for this recipe. If you want a little spice add 1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes I like a bit of Tartar sauce and a green salad along side or a couple of steamed vegetables. Great summer dish. This recipe goes a long way from one small can of salmon. I would like to stress use leftover cooked potatoes not left over mashed potatoes that already have got a lot of extra ingredients in them!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (213 g) can salmon, skin & bones removed (I prefer sockeye but in this recipe pink is fine too)
  • 1 12 cups left over mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12 cup flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons onions, minced
  • 34 cup fresh breadcrumb (Panko are best)
  • vegetable oil cooking spray, for frypan (or if you wish use butter mixed with oil for really crisp cakes but watch the calories go up)


  1. Mix all the ingredients except the bread crumbs, stir well.
  2. Form into 6 cakes.
  3. Coat with crumbs.
  4. Fry until nicely browned on the outside and heated through, apprx 5 minutes each side Serve.


Most Helpful

We made the following adaptions: 2 6 oz. cans of boneless, skinless pink salmon and used leftover garlic mashed potatoes. Also, added juice of 1/2 lime and zest. Served on a bed of baby field greens with cucumber sour cream sauce. Quick, easy and yummy!

Snookie March 27, 2003

Quick and easy and very delicious. I used instant mashed potatoes and it worked fine. My husband thought they were wonderful, the best salmon cakes ever. I did use a small amount of butter and olive oil to saute them.

Chef Tami 2 January 01, 2009

These were a hit with my husband, kids and even my 11 month old loved. The only things I did differently was to soften the onions slightly in olive oil, and I used Garlic Salt, in place of salt pepper and parsley. Also I didn't bother with the crumbing, just quickly browned them in olive oil. Lovely, thankyou.

Kalice February 06, 2008

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