Irish Pub Style Smoked Salmon Cakes
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 8
A flavorful and satisfying salmon fish cake made with mashed potatoes that would be perfect for a main dish or as an appetizer.
  • 250g/8 oz or four medium sized potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 250g/1/2 lb smoked salmon, cooked, skinned, and flaked
  • 250g/1/2 lb fresh salmon, cooked, skinned, and flaked
  • few drop Tabasco sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2TB finely chopped parsley
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • plain flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Plain white bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cook and mash the potatoes and set aside allowing them to cool.
  2. In the meantime, pan-fry the salmon filets. When finished, flake the salmon meat off the skin. Allow to cool.
  3. Once cooled, mix together the mashed potatoes, salmon, the Tabasco, lemon, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Knead in the beaten egg yolk to bind.
  5. Lightly flour a flat surface and form the mixture into cakes. Allow them to refrigerate for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 150C/300F
  6. Dip the cakes into the beaten egg and then coat with breadcrumbs.
  7. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat. Once heated, brown all sides of each cake--about 2 minutes per side.
  8. Then bake the cakes in the oven for about 8 minutes or until heated all the way through.
  9. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve.
  10. Get Loaded!
If you make these with half smoked, half fresh fish the smoky flavor will be more subtle and that fresh fish flavor will come through. Feel free to mix and match or even substitute any other fish that you'd prefer like cod, haddock, or smoked trout.
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