This is not your ordinary salmon patty. This is the most delicious way to eat them, in my opinion! I would never have thought to add bacon and potato. You and Hunter ate them up! I was so happy you loved them. And they are very cost effective since you can use canned salmon, making them for less than $4.00!
Salmon Cakes (adapted from Melissa D'Arabian)
2 sliced pre-baked bacon, chopped finely $.26
1/2 teaspoon onion powder $.10
1 egg $.14
1/2 cup mayonnaise $.38
1 teaspoon spicy mustard or Dijon mustard $.00 FREE (couponing is good)
1/2 teaspoon sugar $.02
1/2 lemon zested $.40
14 oz canned salmon (remove skin and big bones) $2.00
1 baking potato, baked or boiled, peeled and then fluff with a fork $.18
1/4 cup bread crumbs $.01
2 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese $.30
Heat oil in cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Mix bacon, onion powder, egg, mayonnaise, mustard, sugar and lemon zest in a bowl. Add salmon and potato, mixing gently. Form into 8 patties. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, cheese and dash of black pepper. Carefully place patties into bread crumb mixture and coat both sides. Fry in oil, 3-4 minutes on each side.
Note: The mixture is very fragile. I found using a small ice cream scoop to measure out equal portions helped. I scooped them and plopped them right into the bread crumb mixture. Then sprinkle a little bread crumb mixture over the tops and then carefully press down to form a little patty. Using a fork, lift them out of the bread crumb mixture and carefully place them into the hot oil. Cook about 3-4 minutes on each side. They get nice and brown.
Also, you can bake a potato in the microwave by poking a few holes with a fork into it. Cover with a plastic container and microwave for about 6-7 minutes. Let it cool and then peel the skin and fluff with a fork.
These are delicious!