I made these salmon cakes last week and they were so freaking good!!! Troy and I ate our dinner in silence so that we could concentrate on eating faster. The next day at training, Troy said one of the guys tried to trade him his lunch for Troy’s salmon cakes.
Per usual, I adjusted them a little bit to our preferences/what we had on hand.
I have wild salmon in the freezer already, so I used that instead of the packaged kind. I baked it the night before in parchment paper at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes.
1.5 cups cooked salmon
2 cups of panko
3 green onions diced
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup of mayo (I bet greek yogurt would work too)
2 tblsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 tsp seasoning salt
2 tbsp hot sauce
2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1/2 yellow onion, grated (I used purple because I had it, and I thought it would be pretty)
1) Lightly beat the egg, and add the salmon, and then the rest of the ingredients.
2) Heat a cast iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat, and melt a few tblsp of butter.
3) Make patties with the salmon mixture, and put in the hot butter.
4) Flip when browned and toasty.
Serve with aioli (I always use a mixture of greek yogurt or mayo, diced green onions (if I have them, dried chives if I don’t), dill, lemon pepper, parsley, and tons of garlic.
Let’s run the numbers
The salmon from Costco is $3.50 per fillet. I used 2 – $7.00
Organic green onions – $1.00. They’re usually $.69 at my normal store, but I didn’t shop there last week
Old Bay Seasoning – I bought “seafood seasoning” in the bulk spice section for $.99, and used 1/4 of it for this, so $.25
Onion (est) – $.30
Panko (est) – $.25
Tabasco, seasoning salt and Worchestershire (no idea… this is a guess) $.05
Garlic (est) – $.15
Mayo (est) – $.35
Total for recipe (based on est): $9.25
This made 15 patties, so $.62 per patty. Both Troy and I were full after 2-3 patties, so $1.86 per person per meal.