Every time I make salmon cakes I ask myself why I don’t make them more often. Every single time.
I didn’t grow up eating salmon cakes, as a matter of fact I remember exactly the first time I made them for my husband (at the time fiance) and me. It was early in our relationship, and I remember how much I was enjoying cooking for someone other than myself. At the time I found a recipe on the side of some canned salmon, or maybe it was the Old Bay seasoning can.
My husband always says that salmon cakes remind him of his mom, she made them often for dinner while he was growing up. I love when food sparks memories of loved ones like that. I made these over the weekend and shared them with my in laws. I kind of threw this recipe together (making sure to use Old Bay – a Goodman family favorite), so I’m not sure how close to the original recipe for salmon patties my mother-in-law always used but I’m happy to report that everyone approved.
These made for great leftovers for lunch the next day.