Spicy Salmon Patties

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This fresh salmon recipe creates a really moist and wonderful treat for everyone
(Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)
A family treat, these spicy salmon patties are delicious. I really love salmon and it’s so versatile, just like this fish cake recipe.Of course you make them as hot as you want.

You may add a little “healthy” to these and the kids won’t know (you may want to leave out the jalapenos).


  • 1-1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 5 ounces baby spinach (secret ingredient)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped or sliced
  • 3 TBS chopped dill (and more for garnish, optional)
  • 1-1/2 lbs skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • vegetable oil for frying


In a sauce pan, cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until tender. Drain and let cool. Transfer to a large bowl.

Heat 2 tablespoons of water in a large skillet. Add the spinach in batches and cook until wilted. Drain, squeeze dry and coarsely chop.

In a small bowl, mix the mayo, jalapeno and chopped dill together. Taste and season with salt, chill until ready to use.

Put the salmon in a food processor and pulse a few times until chopped. Pulse in the heavy cream until incorporated. Add the chopped salmon to the potatoes. Stir in the spinach and minced onion and season with salt. Form into patties.

In a large skillet, heat 1/8 inch of oil. Add half of the patties and fry over high heat until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Reduce the heat and cook until well browned; approximately 2 minutes. Turn and cook for 3 minutes, until browned.

Repeat with the remaining patties; add more oil to the skillet if needed. Garnish the patties with dill sprigs and serve with the sauce.

You will be grabbing this fish cake recipe often. This is really good with homemade tartar sauce.

Best served with:

Fluffy and creamy Homemade Mashed Potatoes and Peas (buy frozen), or Homemade French Fries or Strings with creamy centers and crispy outside and a Fresh Arugula Salad.