Salmon cakes are not only great for dinner, they are good at lunch and breakfast also. Use a good canned salmon to make a good quick meal.
1 15 oz. can pink salmon (picked, flaked and drained)
2 eggs (beaten)
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 small onion finely chopped
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
Salt and pepper to taste
Flour to lightly coat salmon cakes
Mix first six ingredients together and shape into 5 cakes. Lightly flour salmon cakes on all sides. Shake off excess. Heat cooking oil, saute salmon cakes over medium heat until golden brown. Makes about 5 salmon cakes.
Ways To Serve Salmon Cakes
- For breakfast or brunch; serve salmon cakes with a vegetable omelete and toast. When serving for brunch, add cut fruit.
- For southern-style breakfast or brunch; add buttered or cheese grits to the menu. For brunch, add biscuits, a green salad and sweet iced tea.
- For lunch or dinner: serve your salmon cakes open-face on a Kaiser roll with a spicy store bought seafood sauce or make your own with a little ketchup, pickle relish, prepared horseradish, chopped green onion, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Or serve on a onion roll with lettuce and tomatoes. Make your own special dressing with a mixture of mayonnaise and seafood sauce. If having a sandwich for dinner, go all the way easy and serve pound cake with a scoop of ice cream.
- Like canned tuna, you can use canned salmon to make a cold salads. If you do not want to fool around with the messiness of getting rid of the skin and bones that come with most canned salmon, use one of the new pouches. I keep Chicken of the Sea boneless and skinless salmon in my kitchen cabinet. Salmon in these pouches are not as moist as in the can. I add one teaspoon full of mayonnaise before I start adding the rest of the above ingredients.
I enjoy watching Sandra Lee on the Food Network. She proves that you don't have to start from scratch or take hours to whip up a good meal. I love when at the end of her show she says, "Keep it simple, keep it smart, keep it semi-Homemade." So take a hint from Ms. Lee and have the best of both worlds when preparing your meals. Sandra Lee's cookbook Semi-Homemade The Complete Cookbook is available from Amazon.