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Elderly Care Recipes: Have You Ever Tried Salmon Cakes?

Elderly Care in Houston TX

Omega 3 fatty acids are an important building block of health. These amino acids support a variety of bodily functions, including metabolism, muscle health, and brain functioning. This recipe is a delicious and satisfying way to get more of these fatty acids into your regular elderly care plan for your aging loved ones. It takes the basic idea of a crab cake and replaces the crab with salmon for better nutrition and a distinct, elevated flavor.


What You Will Need

Omega 3 fatty acids are an important building block of health. These amino acids support a variety of bodily functions, including metabolism, muscle health, and brain functioning

Fresh homemade salmon cakes served with vegetables.

  • 2 strips of bacon
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon, zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 baked or boiled russet potato
  • 1 14 ounce can of wild salmon
  • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 small sauté pan
  • 1 shallow dish
  • 1 small bowl
  • Chef’s knife
  • Serving platter


What to Do

  • Check the can of wild salmon and remove any large bones
  • Peel the russet potato
  • Set a large pot on the stove and place the potato inside
  • Turn up the heat to high and bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat to medium high
  • Allow the potato to boil until it is cooked all the way through
  • Once boiled, remove the potato from the water, cut it open with a sharp knife, and fluff the potato with a fork. Set aside
  • Put a small pan on medium heat and place the strips of bacon flat on the surface of the pan
  • Cook gradually, flipping occasionally, until the bacon is cooked through
  • Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels, reserving the bacon fat
  • Once cooled, measure one tablespoon of the bacon fat and heat in the small sauté pan on low heat
  • Add the onions and cook until they are translucent
  • Cool the onions
  • Crumble the bacon strips
  • Mix the bacon, egg, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest and sugar in a medium bowl
  • Add the salmon and potato to the bowl and mix gently. Be careful not to mix too hard or the salmon will break apart, creating an unpleasant, mushy texture in the finished cakes
  • Form the mixture into 12 small patties
  • In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, pepper and Parmesan cheese
  • Coat the patties in the breadcrumb topping by carefully placing one patty on top of the breadcrumbs and using your hands to pour more crumbs on top, pressing gently to help them stick
  • Heat a large sauté pan on medium heat with 1/4 cup of oil
  • Cook the salmon cakes in batches for three to four minutes until golden on either side
  • Add more oil as necessary as the cakes cook
  • Arrange each cake on a serving platter and serve hot


Extra tip: You can serve your salmon cakes as the main entrée for dinner alongside vegetable sides and then save the leftovers. Heat them up in the oven the next day to preserve the crunchy texture and serve them on a roll for a casual lunch.

If you have a loved one who could benefit from in-home elderly care in Houston, TX contact At Your Side Home Care. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (832) 271-1600 for more information.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

For most of us, the word "home" evokes warm feelings of comfort, security and well-being. For older adults, home also means holding tight to cherished memories and maintaining self-esteem and independence. When illness, injury or age make life a little more challenging, remaining at home in a comfortable, familiar environment encourages recovery and enhances the quality of life. Home can be defined as a private residence, an independent or assisted living facility or even a short term stay in the hospital, we recognize the additional benefits provided by a personal, professional assistant.

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