Salmon Cakes with bacon, don't let the plain look fool you, these are so delicious!
You only need to plan ahead for the small potato that must be cooked and cooled, to make these wonderful Salmon Cakes for your dinner. This is a delicious "Pantry meal". The bacon sets off the flavor in this dish, don't even think about not using it! These little cakes are a bit fragile until turned to brown the second side.
Salmon Cakes with bacon
2 slices bacon — minced, cooked until crispy- reserve 1 T fat in the pan to cook the onions
1/4 cup onion — minced
1 whole egg
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon OR lime zest
14 ounces canned salmon — drained, crumbled (check for large bones)
1 small potato — baked, peeled, fluffed with a fork
1/4 cup panko or dried bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese — yes I used the green can!
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 - 4 T fat - a nice combination is 1 T olive oil and 1 T butter for each pan of patties
Cook bacon until brown and crisp, remove to a small plate and drain on toweling. Drain all but 1 T bacon fat from the pan, saute onion until soft but not brown, you do not want a strong browned onion flavor in this dish. Let onion mixture, cool.
Combine the cooked bacon, onion, egg, mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, and lemon zest in a bowl. Add the salmon and potato, mixing gently after each addition. Form the mixture into 12 small patties.
In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, and pepper, to taste.
Coat the patties in the bread crumb topping.
Heat the oil/butter in a large saute pan over medium heat, and cook the salmon cakes in batches until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add remaining oil/butter and for second batch. Arrange on a serving platter and serve.
These may be served with lemon wedges, tarter sauce or a raita. There will be no leftovers, that for sure.
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