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Fast & Easy Dinner: Salmon-Potato Cakes

Fast & Easy Dinner: Salmon-Potato Cakes

Using store bought mashed potatoes is a great way to make super quick fish cakes. Mix the potatoes with fresh salmon, bread crumbs, and chopped herbs for a firm, tasty cake. Serve the seared cakes on a bed of salad greens tossed with honey dijon vinaigrette.

This recipe also makes a great use of leftover mashed potatoes. To see how it's made,


Salmon-Potato Cakes

Salmon-Potato Cakes

Salmon-Potato Cakes


14 oz. fresh skinless salmon fillets
2 cups refrigerated sour cream and chive flavored mashed potatoes
1/2 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
3 Tbsp. snipped fresh dill
Nonstick cooking spray
1 5-oz. pkg. mixed salad greens
1/2 cup bottled Honey-Dijon salad dressing


  1. Rinse and dry salmon. Place in 2-quart square microwave-safe baking dish; cover with vented plastic. Microcook on high (100% power) for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Break in pieces.
  2. In bowl combine salmon, potatoes, bread crumbs, and dill.
  3. Form salmon mixture in eight 3-1/2-inch cakes.
  4. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook cakes over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until heated through and browned.
  5. Place salad greens on plates. Top with salmon-potato cakes; serve with salad dressing.

Serves 4.

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jenybryan jenybryan 8 years
those look pretty delicious :)
Desirella Desirella 8 years
YuM!! What a great combination of some of my favorite foods. Well looks like I'll be trying out a new recipe this weekend and it'll be perfect with the warm weather we're having.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
Ah... I am drooling. I think I'm gonna have to make these tonight. Delish!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
I wonder if I can trick my husband into liking these...:)
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
My Mom just made these for Dad last night, and I was planning on making them for myself tonight! Only we use Grandma's recipe that uses mayo as a binder. And then we ALWAYS eat them with sweet pea pods and mashed taters on the side. Pure comfort food!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Oh, this is so going to my favorites! Salmon and mashed potatoes are two of my favorite things.
bluecat1972 bluecat1972 8 years
Yum...but am going to try it with canned crab. They sound delicious!
lisabunny lisabunny 8 years
I have leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge. This post is TIMELY. I'm going to make it with tuna, I'm really sick of salmon.
yellowbanana yellowbanana 8 years
Now that Im a master of making mashed potatoes at home, I can't see myself paying extra for storebought mashed potatoes. The fish cakes sound delicious!
sonnabobble sonnabobble 8 years
my gram would make these when i was a kid and they'd stink up the whole house. i know it's not suppose to be, but salmon is soooo fishy tasting to me.
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 8 years
This looks SO YUMMY! Esp since I am on a BIG Salmon kick lately! P.S. I found a VERY YUMMY Salmon sandwhich @ Bristol Farms, but I get it as a wrap :)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Guess who's having fish cakes for dinner tonight!
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