Salmon Cakes

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I saw these salmon cakes in All You magazine and was curious to try them. I love crab cakes and I love salmon, so why wouldn't I love a combination of the two? Overall they were good. My husband and I both agreed they would be better with less potato so that the salmon to potato ration would be higher. Also, I will never by canned salmon again! I thought it was going to be like a can of tuna, but there was skin and bones and everything in there. I had to call my husband down to deal with it because I was super grossed out. So, I would make these again with less potato and just using salmon fillets that I had cooked already. The patties are HUGE if you make the 6 they suggest, so the calorie count wasn't too bad...and if you use less potatoes it would be even better.

Ingredients:
3 pounds baking potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (I will use 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. next time!)
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 14.75-oz. can pink salmon, drained, skin and bones removed, fish flaked
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (I used corn starch)
1 cup plain dry bread crumbs (I used GF crumbs)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:
1. Place potatoes in a pot, cover with water and add 1 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; mash with butter until smooth. Set aside to cool.
2. Stir salmon, dill, parsley and scallions into potato mixture. Taste; add additional salt and pepper, if desired. Beat 1 egg; stir into potato mixture. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
3. Divide mixture into 6 pieces; shape into disks. Beat remaining egg. Place flour and bread crumbs in shallow bowls. Coat a disk with flour, dusting off excess, dip in egg, then dip into bread crumbs; pat to adhere. Repeat with remaining disks. (Cakes may be kept covered and chilled for up to 2 days.)
4. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Working in batches, fry cakes until heated through, 7 to 8 minutes per side.

Amount per serving (1 cake) Calories: 452 Fat: 13g Saturated fat: 4g Protein: 24g Carbohydrate: 3g Fiber: 4g Cholesterol: 105mg Sodium: 547mg

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