Homemade Crispy Fried Salmon Cakes - Easy & Flavorful











Dive into a homemade delight with these Crispy Fried Salmon Cakes. Packed with flavors of kalamata olives, bell peppers, and a touch of spices, this pescatarian-friendly recipe is not only mouthwatering but also easy on the waistline with just 693 calories per serving. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a fancy gathering, these salmon cakes are ready in just 30 minutes!


Step 1: Mix Ingredients

Start off this culinary adventure by taking a large bowl and mixing the de-boned wild salmon with kalamata olives, minced garlic, chopped green onions, parsley, and an egg white. Add in the panko breadcrumbs, a dollop of Greek yogurt, mayonnaise for a bit of creamy texture, and season with salt, pepper, chili, and paprika powder for that perfect kick. The key here is to fold these ingredients gently but thoroughly until they're well combined.
Pro Tip: Using your hands to mix can help evenly distribute flavors.

Step 2: Form Patties

Once your salmon mixture is ready, scoop out a palm-sized amount and gently roll it into a ball. Create a small indent in the center and place a teaspoon of brie cheese inside, then fold the salmon mixture over to seal it in. Flatten the ball into a roughly 1-inch thick patty. For an extra crunch, tenderly dip each patty into a beaten egg and then coat with cornmeal. This not only adds to the texture but also helps to create that beautiful golden crust we all love.
Pro Tip: Wet your hands before forming patties to prevent sticking.

Step 3: Cook Patties

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees to ensure it's ready for the next phase. Meanwhile, heat up a sauté pan over medium heat and coat the bottom lightly with cooking oil. Once hot, place the patties in the pan and cook each side for about 2 minutes, until you achieve a lovely, crispy browned exterior. This step is crucial for locking in those juices and flavors.
Pro Tip: Don't overcrowd the pan to ensure even cooking and browning.

Step 4: Bake

After browning, transfer the salmon cakes onto a cookie sheet and slide them into the preheated oven. Let them bake for about 15 minutes. This final step ensures that the salmon cakes are cooked through perfectly, making the interior tender and moist while keeping the exterior crisp. The oven does a marvelous job of melding all those flavors together, enhancing the overall taste.
Pro Tip: Keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking.

Step 5: Serve

Once done, it's time to serve these gorgeous salmon cakes. Place them on a beautiful platter, give them a nice spritz of lemon juice to elevate their flavor, and maybe pair with a fresh, crisp salad. This not only adds a refreshing contrast but also rounds out the meal, making it perfect for any dining occasion. And there you have it, a dish that’s sure to impress both in presentation and taste.
Pro Tip: Serve immediately for the best texture and flavor experience.