September in the Kitchen – Salmon and Sweet Potato Burgers

Leftovers, don’t you just love them? They really spur my creative thoughts. In this case, it was about 2 cups of leftover grilled fresh salmon from the night before. What to do with it? I wanted something warm (cold salmon salad didn’t do it for me on a crisp autumn night). I have had delicious fish croquettes made with leftover white fish and mashed potatoes. What about salmon and sweet potatoes? If I used yams they would have a lovely pink color. What do you think? It was worth a try. Success! I added some finely chopped Serrano chili to counter the sweetness and add a touch of heat.

Salmon and Sweet Potato Burgers

Salmon and Sweet Potato Burgers

Salmon and Sweet Potato Burgers

  • About 2 cups of leftover salmon, flaked (canned would probably work as well)
  • 1 large cooked sweet potato or yam (or 2 smaller ones), removed from the skin and mashed
  • 1 Serrano chili, seeded and shopped finely
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 4 finely chopped green onions
  • Soy sauce, I used about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Panko for coating (I used gluten free Panko)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • For serving, sliced avocado and more chopped cilantro
Salmon and Sweet Potato Burgers

Salmon and Sweet Potato Burgers

  1. Combine the flaked salmon, mashed sweet potato, chili, cilantro, scallions, soy sauce and mayonnaise in a large bowl. Taste for seasoning before adding the beaten egg. You may need to add a bit more soy sauce or salt. Once to your liking, add the beaten egg.
  2. Spread the panko (or bread crumbs) on a plate.
  3. Form the salmon mixture into burger like portions with your hands, coat with the panko and place in a single layer on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil, sauté the burgers for about 3-4 minutes a side, or until cooked through.
  5. Serve with avocado and more chopped cilantro.
Salmon Burgers

Salmon Burgers


6 thoughts on “September in the Kitchen – Salmon and Sweet Potato Burgers

  1. What a great combo. Yes, I adore leftovers – it brings out the creative cook in you! I’ve had salmon, potato and broccoli “cakes” (as they are called in the UK), but I think that sweet potato, especially with chilli and fresh coriander (i.e. cilantro) to offset the sweetness would be fabulous.

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