I stole a recipe from my all time favorite The Fannie Farmer Cookbook: Anniversary and turned crab cakes into salmon cakes tonight, using the salmon leftover from last night, breadcrumbs and all. Another hit!
This actually came out a bit moister than necessary. It tasted absolutely wonderful but might have been a bit easier to handle had I started with 3-4 Tbs of mayo and increased as needed. Still, it worked.
I made bread crumbs by putting a couple of slices of bread in the food processor and whirling it into crumbs only.
My kids devoured these, but then, they’re both salmon lovers. One has put dibs in on one of the three patties that were left for her lunch tomorrow. I have made similar fish cakes with leftover crab before and I believe once with canned salmon. These were unbelievably better. One of the better “leftover” recipes I have I think.0