Canned salmon is perfect for making delicious salmon cakes. You can use salmon cakes for a variety of dishes, including salmon burgers. I generally make extra patties when I cook up salmon cakes, and one of my favorite uses for these leftover salmon cakes is in a variation of Eggs Benedict. Check out the recipe video below to see how to make this super tasty breakfast recipe.
Ingredients for Salmon Cakes Eggs Benedict
leftover SALMON CAKES
thick sliced TOMATO
How to Make Salmon Cakes Eggs Benedict
This is a terrific way to use leftover salmon cakes (detailed salmon cake recipe below), in fact, it’s best to use leftover salmon cakes for this recipe; no sane person wants to open a can of salmon first thing in the morning.
On a plate, arrange a bed of spinach and top with a thick slice of tomato.
In a skillet, re-heat a leftover salmon cake.
While the salmon cake heats through, whip together a quick blender Hollandaise sauce (recipe below).
In another skillet, fry an over easy egg (or poach an egg, if you prefer).
Top the sliced tomato with the heated salmon cake, and then top the salmon with the fried egg.
Cover the egg with Hollandaise sauce and serve immediately.
How to Make a Quick Hollandaise Sauce
¼ cup melted BUTTER
2 EGG YOLKS
1 Tbsp LEMON JUICE (or substitute vinegar)
½ tsp DIJON MUSTARD (or substitute creamy wasabi or a little hot sauce)
In a bowl, combine two egg yolks, lemon juice, and mustard…also add a sprinkling of black pepper if you like. Melt the butter until it is bubbling, then slowly add the butter into the egg mixture while blending the eggs with a hand blender. Be sure to add the hot butter slowly, so the eggs don’t harden.
Blend for about 5-10 seconds. Use the sauce immediately, or hold in a bath of hot water until ready to use. This recipe makes just enough for two servings; when I want lots of Hollandaise sauce, I’ll double this recipe, with the exception of the egg yolks…instead of 4 yolks, I’ll just use 3 yolks.
Salmon Cakes Ingredients:
14oz canned SALMON (red or pink)
¼ – ½ cup ONION (finely chopped)
HOT PEPPER (finely chopped, to taste)
1 to 2 EGGS (beaten) …I generally use 1 egg for a fancy salmon cake entree and 2 eggs when
making salmon cakes for sandwiches.
SALT and PEPPER to taste
OIL for sauteing (3-4 Tbsp…salmon will soak up the oil)
1 Tbsp CURRY POWDER (optional)
How to Make Salmon Cakes:
Traditional canned salmon will come with skin and bones still intact . The skin and bones are soft and edible. You can remove the skin and bones if you like; I used to remove them, but now I’m too cheap, and I don’t want to miss out on the extra nutrition, either.
Place drained salmon in a bowl.
Add ¼ – ½ cup onion depending on how much you like onion. Make sure the onion is finely chopped; smaller pieces will help keep the patties from falling apart. If desired, add some finely chopped hot pepper. If you don’t have fresh pepper, add a little chili powder or hot sauce.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add one or two beaten eggs. I like to use two beaten eggs because it helps to keep the patties together better; I don’t like my burgers to fall apart while I’m eating them.
Mix all the ingredients together well.
Shape into patties. I usually get 4 patties out of a 14oz can, but make as many as you like–bigger or smaller–depending on how big you want your burger to be.
Heat oil in a skillet. I like medium heat. You want the oil to be hot enough to sizzle when you add the patties, but not so hot that the patties will cook too quickly; you want the patties to get a nice cooked side before turning them, this will keep then from breaking apart. Cook 5-7 minutes and then turn gently when the patties are golden brown. Cook another 3-4 minutes and then remove from skillet and drain salmon patties on a paper towel.
I like to serve salmon patties on a toasted bun with sliced tomato, onion, lettuce and mayo.
It’s a nice break from hamburgers, and just as tasty.
Sometimes I’ll add a Tbsp of curry powder into the mix to make Curried Salmon Burgers, which you should definitely try sometime.
Give this canned salmon recipe a try and let me know what you think, and bon appétit!
And for another canned salmon recipe, check out this Salmon Meatballs Recipe.
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