Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayo from Real Baby Food

Salmon Cakes Real Baby Food
Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayo from Real Baby Food by Jenna Helwig. Photo by Lauren Volo
  • 13 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

This is the tastiest way I know to get salmon into kids (and grown-ups). Wrap these small patties in lettuce leaves, serve on slider buns, or just let kids eat them with their hands.  See nutrition facts per serving below!

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What You'll Need

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. salmon fillets (preferably wild), skin removed, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup panko
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, chives, garlic, and pepper to taste.
  2. Pulse the salmon in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add ¼ cup of the mayonnaise mixture, the panko, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix just until combined, and form into 8 small patties. Add the lemon juice to the remaining mayonnaise mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the patties until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with the mayonnaise mixture.

    Make Ahead: Complete the recipe through Step 2. Refrigerate the patties and mayo mixture for up to 24 hours. Cook as directed in Step 3. You can also freeze the assembled patties for up to three months. Defrost overnight in the fridge and cook as directed.

    Nutrition per serving (2 patties): 432 calories; 23g protein; 34g fat (5g sat. fat); 6g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 1g sugars; 630mg sodium; 29mg calcium; 1mg iron; 578mg potassium; 2mg Vitamin C; 110IU Vitamin A

    Excerpted from Real Baby Food, © 2015 by Jenna Helwig. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. 

    Want another Real Baby Food recipe?  Try these well loved Saucy Meatball Sliders!

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 549
    Total Fat 40 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Unsaturated Fat 14 g
    Cholesterol 88 mg
    Sodium 324 mg
    Carbohydrates 17 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 30 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)