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Old 04-15-2009, 08:55 AM   #1
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Question Sub for Eggs as Binder in Salmon Cakes?

I'm out of eggs - what else could be used??

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Old 04-15-2009, 09:24 AM   #2
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Often times there is a thin line between a binder and a filler...You might try mayo -- homemade is less noticeable -- Mustard --- Mashed Potato --- Pureed potato --- Sour Cream --- Crushed, (In a food processor) Ritz Crackers...Only enough of any of them, or a combination to bind the cakes together....After forming refrigerate for 15-20 minutes before cooking....HTH
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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Or a thick white sauce... (melt 3 tablespoons butter; add 3 tablespoons flour; mix to smooth paste; gradually add 1 cup of milk; cook and stir until the mixture reaches boiling point, and let it cool down).
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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Like Uncle Bob says...only I use Miracle Whip and Ritz crackers. Chilling them in the fridge really helps hold them together.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #5
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I make shrimp cakes that use only cooked beans.

If you have a can of cannellini beans I would take a few and mash them thoroughly and add to the salmon. Chill thoroughly, I put the shrimp cakes in the freezer for about 30 minutes. They are very fragile with the beans so be careful turning them over in the pan. Give yourself plenty of room.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:31 AM   #6
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If you have any flax seeds, a tbs of ground flax seed and 2 tbs of water will substitute for an egg.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:36 AM   #7
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I used a bit of horseradish mustard and the crackers. They came out good. I did have to be gentle with them though. Thanks much for all the ideas!
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:38 PM   #8
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Salmon patties without a binder fall apart too easily. You might try a little bit of flour (not too much) in 1/4 cuo of water to make a sticky binder and then add a little horseradish mustard for flavor. Gently dip in crackers than bake or fry. The flour taste normally cooks out in a minute or two.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #9
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mashed potato works great for fish and crab cakes
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:40 PM   #10
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Wrap 'em in BACON!
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