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Salmon Cakes and Tzatziki Sauce

Salmon cake with tzatziki sauce on a decorative plate with cucumbers and romaine.
Salmon season is once again upon us and it’s time to make delicious Salmon Cakes. I saw the recipe on userealbutter, and because the list of ways to use salmon was exhausted, I decided to give it a try. What I love about this recipe is the fact that Salmon Cakes come out very moist on the inside with tons of flavor.

Tzatziki sauce in a decorative bowl topped with fresh greens and a spoon.

When I fillet the fish, usually there’s some fish meat still left on the bones, so I take a teaspoon and scrape the leftover fish off the bones. Guess what I do with those fish scraps? You got it! Salmon cakes!

Salmon cake on top of plate of romaine topped with tzatziki sauce and fresh greens on a decorative plate.

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Salmon Cakes & Tzatziki Sauce

5 from 1 vote

Juicy salmon patties made from scratch, crispy pastries that are tender and juicy on the inside.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon cakes
Calories: 178 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


Salmon Cakes

  • 1 1/4 lbs. fresh salmon fillet
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh Italian parsley chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Panco bread crumbs
  • 1/2 up oil for frying (olive oil, avocado oil).

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber peeled, seeded, juice squeezed out
  • 2 tsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic , pressed


  1. Remove skin from the filet. Chop it into 1/4 pieces.

  2. Mix 1¼ lbs salmon, 1/3 cup bread crumbs, 2 tbsp mayonnaise, 1/4 cup grated onion, 2 tbsp parsley,¾ tsp salt and 2 tbsp lemon juice together. Carefully form 3 inch round patties, about 3/4 inch thick.

  3. Place patties on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place 1/2 cup flour in one bowl, 2 beaten eggs in the second bowl and 1 cup panco breadcrumbs in the third bowl.

  5. First dip each cake in the flour, making sure it’s completely covered, tap off excess. Then dip it into the beaten egg, and finally into the Panco crumbs. Set cakes on a large plate, until you have enough for one batch or frying.
  6. Heat a frying pan with some oil, until hot. Place salmon cakes in, and fry for about 2-3 minutes per side, on medium- high heat. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Transfer cakes to a serving plate and eat right away with the sauce on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon Cakes & Tzatziki Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 321mg14%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 112IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • Jenn

    Could this also be done using canned salmon? Salmon is a tad expensive in these parts!

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    • I am not sure, I’ve never done that before…

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