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Anna's Salmon Cakes

by Robin Thomas, MS RD

Servings: 2 (2 patties Per Serving)
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 10
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 patties
Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 
 Saturated Fat 2.5g 
Cholesterol 155mg 
Sodium 300mg 
Total Carbohydrate 16g 
 Dietary Fiber 1g 
Protein 27g 

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Crab cakes are a popular dish, but not always practical or affordable. This quick and easy recipe uses salmon and other ingredients that can be kept on hand for preparation on busy days. Anna was my mother-in-law who prepared simple but delicious meals. This is one of the recipes she typed up for me when I married her son.


1 7 ½ ounce can salmon, skin removed 
¼ cup plain, dry bread crumbs
½cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 teaspoons horseradish
vegetable oil cooking spray


  1. Mix all the ingredients except the cooking spray in a medium-size bowl.
  2. Form into 4 equal-size patties.
  3. Coat a medium-nonstick pan with the cooking spray; heat over medium heat
  4. Cook the salmon cakes on both sides until golden brown.

Cooking Tip

Chili sauce may be used instead of horseradish. This is an easy and inexpensive way to reel in omega-3s, fish fat with anti-inflammatory properties that may also help fight heart disease.
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Robin G Thomas MS RD

Robin Thomas, MS RD




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