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sweet potato salmon cakes

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

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.

(1 rating)
yield 4 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet potato salmon cakes

  • 2 can
    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 lg
    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 sm
    splash white wine,optional
  • 1 sm
    red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 sm
    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

How To Make sweet potato salmon cakes

  • 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. --- 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.

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