Make salmon go further with these best-ever salmon fish cakes. Combine salmon fillets with potato, herbs and sauces, and golden fishcakes are moments away.
450 g floury potatoes, cut into chunks
350 g salmon (about 3 fillets)
2 tsp tomato sauce
1 tsp English mustard
zest of ½ lemon, plus wedges to serve
1 heaped tbsp chopped parsley
1 heaped tbsp chopped dill
3 tbsp plain flour
1 egg, beaten
100 g dried breadcrumbs
4 tbsp sunflower oil
Fresh garden salad, to serve (optional)
- Heat the grill. Place the potatoes in a pan of water, bring to the boil, cover and cook for 12-15 mins until tender. Drain and leave to steam-dry, then mash. Meanwhile, season the salmon and grill for 5-6 mins until just cooked. Cool for a few mins, then break into large flakes.
- Mix the potato, tomato sauce, mustard, zest, herbs and some seasoning. Lightly mix in the salmon, taking care not to break it up too much. Shape into 4 large fish cakes.
- Put the flour, egg and breadcrumbs in 3 shallow dishes. Dip the cakes into the flour, dust off any excess, then dip in the egg, and finally coat in breadcrumbs. Heat the oil in a large pan. Fry the cakes over a medium-low heat for 3-4 mins each side until deep golden and heated through. Serve with salad and lemon wedges.