Classic Salmon Fishcake Recipe

Classic Salmon Fishcake Recipe

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


4 people

This Classic Salmon Fishcake recipe is simple to make and quick to cook. These are perfect for a fantastic midweek meal, or even a weekend lunch spent on the patio. Easily prepared, lightly battered and fried, we thank the chefs at Rattan Direct for this delicious recipe!

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  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 small bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • For The Crumb:
  • Soft fresh breadcrumbs
  • Plain flour
  • Egg, beaten with a tablespoon of water
  • For The Tartar Sauce:
  • 4 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoon chopped gherkin
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill


  • 1 Place the salmon fillets on a baking tray and add salt, lemon juice, and a smear of butter.
  • 2 Cover with foil and bake at 350F for about 20 minutes, or until the salmon just turns opaque and flakes apart when pressed.
  • 3 Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain and stand for 5 minutes to dry out and then mash.
  • 4 Place the onions, butter, and oil with a pinch of salt in a small frying pan. Cook gently until soft but not browned. Add the vinegar and cook until evaporated.
  • 5 Flake the fish in a bowl with the ash and add the onions and parsley. Mix gently so as not to break down the fish too much.
  • 6 Divide the mixture into 8. Keep them well-floured and it won't stick.
  • 7 Shape into patties.
  • 8 Coat the fishcakes first in flour, then egg, then crumb. Use one hand for the wet and one hand for the dry; this way you don't end up with a mess, needing to wash your hands.
  • 9 Mix together the ingredients for the tartar sauce.
  • 10 Fry the fishcakes in half an inch of sizzling oil, until golden brown all over.
  • 11 Serve with the tartar sauce.


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