Here’s a clever and easy way to use up your salmon and/or mashed potatoes leftovers from a previous meal. Add a few extras for flavoring and texture, perhaps a little sauce and salad and the meal is ready !
The patties or fish cakes can be served as is, on plate for adults or even sandwiched in a bun for kids, using the same sauce and salad for both.
The mixture in itself is sticky and moist enough that I feel no need to add another egg into it, and I just use the beaten egg as a coating, alongside the flour and breadcrumbs, but feel free to add some into the mixture if yours seems dry.
The extra flavors are fresh herbs, as well as lemon zest, green onion and garlic, with a few crushed fennel, celery and anis seeds for more complex flavor.
A little trick is to boil the potatoes in fish stock and/or vegetable broth to accentuate the overall taste intensity.
Enjoy leftovers by making new & equally satisfying stuff with them … :)