2 strips bacon, cooked until crispy, crumbled, bacon fat reserved
1 small bunch green onions, diced
1 egg
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 lemon, zested
1 (14-ounce) can wild salmon, checked for large bones
1 baked potato, peeledand grated
1/4 cup Panko crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil
lemon slices

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the reserved bacon fat in a small saute pan over low heat. 
  • Add the onions and cook until translucent. Cool the onions for a bit.
  • Mix the bacon, onion, egg, mayonnaise, sugar, and lemon zest in a bowl. 
  • Add the salmon and potato, mixing gently after each addition. 
  • Form the mixture into 12 small patties. 
  • In a shallow dish, combine the Panko crumbs, Parmesan, and pepper, to taste. 
  • Coat the patties in the crumb topping. 
  • Heat 1/4 cup of the oil in a large saute pan over medium heat, and cook the salmon cakes in batches until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. 
  • Add more oil, as necessary. 
  • Arrange on a serving platter and serve.