Leftover Salmon Cakes(Or Tuna, or Crab)

"The cornbread gives this a Southern flair. You can use this base to make a variety of patties. = Salmon is my favorite, but I've made them with pretty much whatever I had on hand. Great for leftover salmon or even chicken. If you don't have leftover cornbread and don't want to make it, you can use breadcrumbs, or crushed crackers. You can also omit the potatoes if you don't have any."
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  • 1 12 cups salmon
  • 12 cup mashed potatoes
  • 12 cup diced bell pepper (any color)
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 12 cup cornbread, crumbled (more if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or lime)
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 3 -4 tablespoons oil, to fry


  • Blend potatoes, mayo, horseradish sauce, hot sauce, and lemon juice together.
  • Add salmon, dill, egg and bell pepper. Mix gently but well.
  • Stir in breadcrumbs, adding more if needed to hold mixture together.
  • Shape into patties.
  • Fry each side 4-5 minutes or until browned.
  • great on a bun or own it's own with a salad.
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  1. JudyMacL
    Hot hot hot, and I didn't' use the horseradish. Love the idea of using mashed potatoes as a filler, but if you don't like the heat, use less than the full tablespoon of hot sauce that is called for. Judy
  2. MileHighBamaGirl
    Thanks Little Wing! Even my finicky husband agreed this was a 5 star recipe :) Easy to follow and make! I had to use crackers in the absence of cornbread but it still turned out great!
  3. Angela N
    This recipe is a keeper for sure! It is a great solution for leftovers. I used leftover crab legs and a leftover seasoned mashed potatoes from Honeybaked Ham, all I did was add breadcrumbs, and it tasted like a gourmet meal!
  4. Lorenia
    Great recipe! I had a lot of Salmon left from yesterday and I tried your recipe today, everyone loved it. I did not have dill and used dried parsley flakes. It is really good with a side of frsh lettuce and tomato. Kids love it too. I do not even like Salmon but this recipe made me have seconds.
  5. Married to a Veg
    Wow! This was great flavor, quick and easy. I usually do not care for salmon cakes, but the potatoes drew me to try it. I used crackers instead of the breadcrumbs, and instant potatoes. I ended up "dropping" them into the pan instead of being able to make patties, but they were light and perfectly flavored. Everyone raved.

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