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Salmon Cakes with Chive and Garlic Sauce

Soft and fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside these salmon cakes with chive and garlic sauce is a delicious and inexpensive treat!
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Course: Main
Cuisine: British
Keyword: salmon cakes, salmon fish cakes, salmon patties,
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 264.22kcal


  • 4-5 potatoes I used 3 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 450g/2cups canned or fresh salmon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest of
  • 1 tbsp flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp parsley or dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the sauce (optional)

  • 125ml/1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the salmon cakes

  • In a large mixing bowl combine mashed potatoes and salmon while making sure no skin or bones end up in there as well, and break an egg into it. Add the lemon zest to the mixture, juice the lemon and pour it in as well along with chopped parsley and flour. Mix everything well, add a pinch of each salt and pepper.
  • Scoop the mixture with an ice cream scoop to get even-sized cakes and roll them in the flour on your flour dusted board or plate, flatten them slightly to form a patty.
  • Fry salmon cakes in hot olive oil until golden and crunchy on the outside.

For the yogurt sauce

  • For the sauce mix yogurt, lemon juice, chopped chives and minced garlic in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before serving for the flavours to blend.



  • You can also prepare these salmon cakes with fresh salmon. The taste is no doubt superior to the canned variety.
  • If not leftover mashed potatoes available,  you can cook the potatoes specifically for the recipe.
  • Boil potatoes until tender and mash them while still hot. Poach your fresh salmon or steam or bake, in other words, cook it any way you like it and then proceed with the recipe.
  • Alternatively you can use any type of fish you like or find at the back of your cupboard!


Calories: 264.22kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.43g | Protein: 21.99g | Fat: 10.43g | Saturated Fat: 1.68g | Cholesterol: 69.57mg | Sodium: 841.61mg | Potassium: 1025.68mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 1.2g | Vitamin A: 203.68IU | Vitamin C: 28.27mg | Calcium: 85.14mg | Iron: 5.58mg