Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Simple Salmon Cakes

Here is a very easy entree made with canned salmon. I make it in small patties, very crispy, and we love them.

Simple Salmon cakes
1 can of pink salmon, drained, liquid reserved
1 egg
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder dissolved into the reserved liquid

Flake the drained salmon with a fork. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Mix in the flour next. Add the liquid combined with the baking powder. Stir well. Drop by the spoonful into hot oil. Fry until crispy and brown on one side, turn and fry until very crispy. Drain the cakes on paper towels.

My mother used to make the cakes big enough for a sandwich. I make them smaller because they are much more crispy. Some people roll them in bread or cracker crumbs before frying but this version turns out very crispy and tasty. It is one of my old recipes from my childhood. A real comfort food...


KathyB. said...

My mother used to make these for us and they were a treat we looked forward to. I had completely forgotten about them. Now I will have to make them, thanks for the timely reminder of good food, comfort food.

Southern Comfort said...

Make them soon, they are so easy and so good. Let me know if you still like them.

Envoy-ette said...

We used tuna, egg, flour and crumbled crackers when I was growing up. For some reason, your salmon cakes look all the most tasty!