You will love this budget-friendly salmon patties recipe, using everyday pantry items. Made with rice, not potato, for more texture and a lighter, less stodgy, salmon cake.
These salmon patties are another one from my mum's recipe collection. A budget-friendly recipe that I ate a lot growing up. Serve with salad, or make a sandwich with them. Tasty, easy, and hip pocket friendly.
This recipe is part of my "just recipes" collection. Short intro and the recipe, simple. Please see Belly Rumbles' recipe index for more in-depth and guided recipes.
Salmon Patties (salmon cakes)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 brown onion | finely chopped
- 1 green capsicum (green bell pepper) | finely chopped
- 410 g can pink salmon | remove any skin or bones if necessary
- 1 cup cooked white rice
- 1 cup grated cheese | use tasty or cheddar
- 2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- ½ cup plain flour
- 1 egg | beaten
- bread crumbs to coat
- olive oil & butter | to pan fry salmon patties
- Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper, cook until onion is soft. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl. Allow to cool slightly.
- Once the onion mixture has cooled add salmon, rice, cheese, lemon zest, and mayonnaise. Mix until well combined.
- Shape the mixture into desired sized patties. Dredge patties in flour. Place on a plate, cover, and put them in the fridge for minimum 30 minutes.
- Remove patties from the fridge, working one at a time, dip patty in beaten egg, and then coat with breadcrumbs.
- Place a knob of butter and a splash of oil in a frying pan and allow to melt. Over medium heat cook patties until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve with a green garden salad.
- Substitute canned tuna in place of salmon.
- Add some fresh herbs like dill or parsley for extra flavour.
- Add grated parmesan to the bread crumbs for extra flavour and crunch.
- Season dredging flour with a little curry powder for a delicious twist.
The recipe's nutritional information is an approximation based on an online calculator. It is meant solely for reference purposes. If you're looking for precise details, be sure to double-check with your own research.