Sesame Crusted Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes with a Vietnamese Inspired Salad

One of my favourite meat is salmon (I know it’s a fish). I can have salmon everyday of the week. I love my salmon pan fried with a little bit salt, pepper, grated garlic & fresh dill. I also love salmon patties. As a kid, my mom used to make fish patties for us for meals at least once every couple of weeks. They are not only so nutritious but also very delicious and satisfying. I love how soft and moist they are on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

So, last weekend I decided to make my own version of salmon patties with a sesame crust and I paired them with a fresh Vietnamese inspired salad for dinner. These salmon patties also make good burger patties. I have tried these patties in brioche buns as well in my homemade wholemeal bagels 🥯 They turned out so well that I felt like I was having a meal at a restaurant. So, if you are looking for some good salmon patties, why not try these quick and delicious salmon patties?

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. As always, please let me know what you think of this recipe. If you like what you see on this blog, you can follow me on my blog, Facebook or Instagram for some food porn. Also, if you do recreate this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @subz_foodie 🙂

Salmon patties 🥗


Makes 10 medium sized patties

For the salmon patties

  • 415g canned salmon (drained & excess moisture squeezed out, only leaving a little moisture in it – should weight around 320g without the excess moisture);
  • 250g potatoes (I used a mix of sweet potatoes & potatoes), cubed;
  • Handful of fresh mint, leaves picked & chopped;
  • 1/4 red onion (40g), finely diced);
  • 100g green beans, finely chopped;
  • 1-2 tsp freshly grated ginger;
  • 1 tsp san elk veggie stock or salt to taste;
  • 2 dried chilli, chopped; and
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice.

For the sesame crust

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs; and
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (I used black & white sesame seeds).

For the Vietnamese inspired salad

Serves 4

  • 200g cauliflower, chopped & lightly steamed;
  • 1 carrot, sliced & lightly steamed;
  • 2-3 cups purple cabbage, thinly sliced;
  • 1 continental cucumber, thinly sliced;
  • Juice of 1 lime;
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce;
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated;
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar/honey; and
  • 1/2 tbsp hot water;
  • Optional: roasted peanuts


For the salmon patties

  1. Boil some water in a saucepan. Once the water is boiling, places the potatoes and boil until well cooked through;
  2. Once the potatoes are cooked, mashed the potatoes well in a large bowl;
  3. Then add all the remaining patties ingredients and mix until well combined. Your patty mixture should be a little moist and should be able to form a patty without falling apart. If it does fall apart, add an egg;
  4. In a separate bowl, mix all the crust ingredients until well combined;
  5. Form the patty mixture into 10 medium sized patties and press each patty into the sesame crust mixture. Make sure each patty is completely covered in the crust mixture;
  6. If you are using the oven, preheat to 170 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the sesame crusted salmon patties on the lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until cooked. Turn the patties over at the 15 minute mark to ensure the patties are evenly cooked;
  7. If you are using the Airfryer, place the sesame crusted salmon patties in the Airfryer and cook for 25-30 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius; and
  8. Once cooked, enjoy with a salad or as a burger 🍔

For the Vietnamese inspired salad 🥗

  1. In a large bowl, place the cauliflower, carrots, cabbage & cucumber;
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk the lime juice, fish sauce, grated garlic, coconut sugar/honey & hot water until well combined;
  3. Pour the whisked lime-fish sauce dressing on the vegetables and toss until well combined;
  4. Serve the salad with some roasted peanuts if desired; and
  5. Enjoy with your salmon patties 😊
Having my salmon patties as a burger 🍔

Happy cooking,


Xx 💋


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