Easy, Fresh Salmon Waffle Cakes

Golden fresh salmon waffle cake served over arugula salad

Light, airy, crispy, golden and flavourful. Perfect words to describe a scrumptious salmon cake or the great taste of a comforting waffle. Or in this case, Salmon Waffle Cakes.

These salmon waffle cakes are so easy to make. Just combine all the ingredients in the food processor and then place the mixture in a hot waffle iron. Easy, perfectly cooked salmon cakes, every time.

Using a waffle iron to cook salmon cakes makes it so easy. There’s no trying to flip them in a pan only to have them fall apart, leaving you with salmon crumble. Plus, with the waffle shape there are awesome little square pockets to hold any sauce or lemon juice you drizzle on top.

Simple, quick and delicious. These salmon waffles are perfect as an appetizer or served over a salad as a meal!

Salmon Waffle Cakes
Servings: 4
  • 1 lb salmon fillet skin removed
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp chives chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  1. Cut the salmon into large chunks and place in a food processor. Pulse a couple of times until salmon meat is just chopped.

  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the food processor. Pulse until fully combined.

    Alternatively, you can finely chop the salmon and mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

  3. Divide the salmon mixture into 4, and form into round patties.

  4. Heat the waffle iron and lightly spray with cooking oil. Place one salmon patty in the middle of the waffle iron and gently close the lid. Cook until edges are golden, about 3 minutes.


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