What a different way to make salmon patties. We really enjoyed the taste of the mashed potatoes in the salmon, but did feel it made them a little mushy. They do have a nice flavor. Made for ZWT8.
These were a great change of pace from my usual "cracker crumb and egg" salmon patties! My 2 year old especially enjoyed them; I think she ate more than me! We liked the texture of the mashed potatoes, it really sort of made these a cross between a fish cake and a potato pancake. I used about 12 ounces fresh cooked salmon, and since leftover mashed potatoes don't exist in my house I boiled and mashed a few. As a result they were unseasoned, and I think if you are going to use unseasoned potatoes there needs to be a bit more spice in the rest of the recipe. I added a fair amount of salt, and think more Worcestershier, some Old Bay or Cajun spices would have been even better. I cut back on the pepper for little tastebuds, using 1/2 t, and that was more than enough to feel the bite and get the flavor. I think 2 t would have been way too much for us. Thanks for posting; we'll be making these again! Made for ZWT 8: The Wild Bunch.