Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

I watched Rachael Ray make these while the baby slept...(I'm a Nanny)...It made me so hungry -I wrote down the recipe as she went along making the recipe with a few changes, and when I got home that night I just had to make them..They are delicious-so if you want an extra special Salmon patty thy this recipe- you won't be disappointed!
Note: I used canned salmon and canned sweet potato for a quicker recipe. I posted how I made it.


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Serves:

4 servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

SALMON CAKES:

2 can(s)
salmon, about 20 oz. each, drained, skin and bones removed
1 c
mashed sweet potato,drained well
1 Tbsp
old bay seafood seasoning
1 1/2 c
buttery cracker crumbs
1 large
egg, beaten
1 tsp
crushed dried thyme leaves or 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh
1 Tbsp
hot sauce or to taste
1 bunch
finely chopped green onion, white part only
3 Tbsp
fresh finely chopped dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed,crushed
1 small
splash white wine,optional

GARNISH:

1 small
red onion, thinly sliced
2 small
ribs celery including green leaves (use center or heart of celery)
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1 c
grape tomatoes, cut in half
2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp
granulated sugar
4 c
baby spinach leaves

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Salmon Cakes:
Flake the salmon with a fork and season with a little pepper to taste. Add the mashed sweet potato, bay seasoning, 1/2 the cracker crumbs, egg,thyme, hot sauce, if using(I did add a little),onions and dill. Oh , don't forget the small splash of wine if using. Mix to combine. The mixture needs to be just firm enough to mold into cakes or patties. If its too wet, add a few more crumbs.
2
Heat 2 skillets, side by side, 1 with 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium heat, the other with 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat.
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Form the Salmon mixture into 4- four inch patties, coat in the remaining crumbs, gently press in so they stick and add these patties to the pan with 2 Tablespoons of oil. Cook until light golden , about 3 minutes on each side.
3
Garnish:
In the second pan- while the patties are cooking add the red onions, celery and garlic and cook 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste and cook 2 minutes more. Stir the vinegar into the sauce, then sprinkle the sugar over top and toss to coat the tomatoes and the spinach.
4
Arrange the salmon cakes on serving plates with the spinach on the side. Serve with mango salsa or tartar sauce if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy