If you’re a fan of crab cakes, then here’s a new recipe to tempt you: Simple salmon patties that make use of two pantry staples: steel-cut oats and canned salmon, which are flavored with scallions, Dijon, and parsley. Serve these with sliced avocado, lightly dressed greens, and a lemon wedge for a light meal, or layer on a toasted brioche buns with tartar sauce, Bibb leaves, and pickled red onions. Make-ahead tip: The patties freeze well—make a batch to have on hand for the nights when cooking feels like too much.

Robby Melvin
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place oats in a food processor. Pulse 4 to 5 times or until coarsely ground.

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  • Place salmon, oats, eggs, scallions, mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper in bowl. Using your hands, mix until well combined. Form into 8 patties. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high. Place 4 salmon patties in skillet and cook, until browned, 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining butter and patties.