Salmon Cakes Using Dehydrated US Potatoes

Made these Salmon Cakes with fresh salmon and Dehydrated US Potato, top it on a salad and it makes for a delicious light dinner…

Salmon Cakes Using Dehydrated US Potatoes

Congratulations to me! Weee! I feel like singing. I just got back from my check-up and everything came back normal: blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides. Hmmmm, and my doctor took me off one of my maintenance meds too. Oh I’m so happy!

I guess what I’m doing works, so I’m sticking with this diet for life — well, with occasional “cheat days” I suppose.. *wink*


I love Salmon but it can be a bit expensive when bought from the supermarket. There are times when I chance upon fresh ones at the palengke for a cheaper price. That’s when I buy more then store it in the freezer for later use.

As promised, I’m sharing with you the recipe for the Salmon Cakes I mentioned in my 5 Day Meal Plan post yesterday. You can make this from freshly cooked salmon and mashed potato or if you have leftovers from yesterday’s dinner, say like grilled salmon and garlic mashed potato, that would work too.


To make the mashed potatoes, I used Dehydrated US Potatoes. It’s also popularly known as instant mashed potatoes, which you can make just by adding butter, milk, and water to it.


I flaked the cooked salmon and mixed it with the mashed potato, lemon juice, chives, mustard, egg, flour, salt and pepper. Then I formed this into a ball and dusted it with more flour so it won’t stick. It was chilled in the fridge for one hour so it would firmer. Lastly, I fried it in olive oil until brown and crispy on the outside.

It was then served on top of a simple salad made with mixed greens, cucumber, black olives , and tomato with a Sriracha Lemon Sauce. It was sooo good!


It has a crunch and a bite to it outside but inside it’s soft, buttery, and creamy. We loved it!! peanutbutter and Ykaie ate this with a little bit of rice. I had this as it is. The salad didn’t need any dressing because of the Sriracha Lemon Sauce.


Salmon Cake Using Dehydrated US Potatoes

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 2 cups Mashed potatoes made with Dehydrated US Potatoes
  • 2 cups flaked steamed salmon
  • 1 egg
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp flour + more for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • olive oil for frying

Sriracha Lemon Sauce

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise (or regular if you prefer)
  • 4 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

For Serving

  • Mixed Greens (lettuce, arugula)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • black olives
  • sliced or chopped cucumber


  1. Make the Sriracha Lemon Sauce: Combine mayo, sriracha and lemon juice in a small bowl. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Set aside for later.
  2. Combine the mashed potatoes, flaked salmon, chives, lemon juice, mustard, flour, egg, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. If it’s too soft, you can add 1 more tbsp of flour.
  4. Form it into a ball the size of a golf ball (or bigger if you prefer) and dust it off with extra flour. Put it into a plate and when you’re done forming everything into a ball, chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  5. After 1 hour, heat olive oil in a pan. Put the salmon balls in the pan and flatten them slightly to form a patty.
  6. Fry it until brown and crispy on the outside.
  7. Serve it on top of the salad made out of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and black olives AND Sriracha Lemon Sauce on the side.

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16 Responses

  1. This looks super duper delicious. I love how it’s presented and it is mouthwatering to eyes.
    I would love to do this recipe in my apartment. Thank you!

  2. I’ve heard of using potato flakes as a binder for meats. Usually it’s breading, or panko breading, if we want a little flavor. I like this idea!

  3. What a neat way to make some salmon cakes, I never thought about using dehydrated potatoes before. I will most certainly be trying this as I have been searching for ways to cook up salmon for us!

  4. I love salmon cakes! I have never tried to make them with dehydrated potatoes before. Sounds like a great ingredient that will add some great flavor!

  5. I love crab cakes so will have to try out the salmon variety. Looks like a great recipe and nice way to try salmon in a different way then it is usually prepared. I’ll give this recipe a try for sure!

  6. Wow! Do these ever look incredible. We don’t do salmon very often so I think if I were to try these my husband would be in heaven!

  7. My mom always make these with tuna! It is one of my comfort foods because she made it so much when I was a kid!

  8. Looks so good! Plus easy to make. I’m in need of adding a little bit more fish in my diet and this looks like what I’ve been missing.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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