This recipe makes 5 servings for 4 patties each. For those on Medifast, each patty weights about an ounce and 5 oz of salmon is 1 lean.
I usually serve the Salmon Patty Cakes with a side salad of iceberg lettuce, spinach, raw white mushrooms, and green onions. These patties also go well with corn, green beans, and zucchini or squash!
- 2 14.75 oz cans of salmon* (I use Honey Boy brand pink salmon)
- 1/4 cup egg beaters
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
- 2 green onions (stems included), finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning or seafood seasoning
* Note: Check for bones and remove any skin or hard parts.
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and Cajun/seafood seasoning. Stir in the parsley, green onions, and garlic. Add the salmon and stir until the spices are evenly distributed through the mixture. Stir in the egg beaters. If you prefer your mixture to be more moist, add more egg beaters, a tablespoon at a time until you have the desired consistency. I advise adding only 2-3 more tablespoons.
2. PAM a large skillet and place over medium heat. Shape the salmon mixture into patties about 1 inch thick and 2 inches in diameter. The patties do not shrink as they cook. Place 6 – 8 patties in the skillet, you want at least an inch of space left between each each patty. See the photo above for how I arranged them.
3. Cook the patties about 10 minuets then flip. DO NOT squish them while the cook. The flatter they are, the dryer they become. You do not want to squish the delicious juices out of them. To test if they are ready to be flipped, try to place a spatula under a patty. If the patty tries to squish up, it is not ready; if the spatula easily slides under the patty and the patty maintains its shape, it is ready to be flipped. Once flipped, cook for another 5 -10 minutes, or until it passes the spatula test again. Both sides should be a nice brown color.
4. Repeat step 3 until all of the mixture is gone. You do not need to re-PAM the skillet when you add new patties.
Recipe created by Me : D