Cheesy Salmon Cakes - Alaskan Salmon for Dinner

Cheesy Salmon Cakes - Easy Alaskan Dinner

Like any Alaskan, I love having salmon in the freezer. Even if that salmon is from last summer’s catch, this recipe is a great way to utilize those last few fillets.  Not only will you make room for your new fish, filling the space in your bellies with these warm, crispy, cheesy salmon cakes is a great way to utilize your wild Alaskan salmon. Also, if you have any picky eaters that tend to shy away from fish (such as my one year old), this is a great introduction to eating salmon. cheesy salmon cakes Ingredients 3 cups flaked cooked salmon 2 eggs 2 tbs milk 1.5 cup shredded cheese 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 Poblano pepper 1 Jalapeno pepper ½ sweet onion 3 large white mushrooms 1 tablespoon minced garlic Salt and pepper to taste Bake thawed salmon fillet on 375 for approximately 15 minutes. Separate meat from skin. Crumble meat into a bowl. Cut the poblano and jalapeno peppers in half, remove the seeds, and rinse inside and out. Broil both the poblano and jalapeno peppers until skin is is dark and bubbles (approximately 15 minutes). Remove skin.  The next step would be to saute the peppers, mushrooms, garlic and onions.  The last step before cooking your patties is to then mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Heat frying pan and oil (I like to use unrefined coconut oil) to med-high. Scoop large mounded spoonfuls and form patties by hand about 1/2 inch thick and 3 inches wide. Salt patties on both sides, then fry patties till golden brown on each side. Transfer to platter or plate lined with paper towels to remove any excess oil from the frying process. Serve warm with dipping sauce of choice! Did you enjoy the Alaskan Cheesy Salmon Cakes?  Let us know!  Did you tweak or change the recipe to your liking?  We'd love to hear it.  For more inspiration on how to utilize your wild Alaska salmon, check out our Salmon Chowder recipe! Recipe submitted by Lindsey VanTassel of Frontier Pantry


Go to Costco and get some frozen.

Chris April 17, 2021

Any suggestions for the best cheese to try in this recipe? I have medium cheddar, but could snag something else.

Jessica Minguez April 17, 2021

Coincidence! I just finished making a double batch right before I found this post.
I use two cans salmon
1 egg
1/3c rehydrated minced onions
3 t baking powder
1 c flour

Form into patties and fry in oil in skillet. The cheese sauce can be made using whatever kind you prefer as long as its a melting cheese. Velveeta melted with a little milk works too.

Teri B April 17, 2021

You certainly can! Thanks Carol!

Kyle April 17, 2021

none fresh here in AZ, but could I fudge and use canned? I know it won’t be as good, but the recipe sounds great!

carol dixon April 17, 2021

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