When you’re making salmon cakes, applesauce is a pleasant substitution for the egg. The cakes must be turned carefully, but they taste great and stay moist in the center. —Maggie G., Atlantic Beach, Florida
I combine seven easy ingredients for this main dish. When I was a girl growing up on the farm, my mom often fixed these when we were late in the field. They're also tasty with chopped green peppers added to the mixture.—Bonnie Evans, Cameron, North Carolina
Folks tell me this is one of my specialties. Almonds give these light patties a crisp coating and sour cream adds richness. They're flavorful and special enough for company.—DeWhitt Sizemore, Woodlawn, Virginia
"SINCE pinto beans and mashed potatoes were our usual daily fare, salmon was a special treat on Sundays. We ate these cakes fast as Mama could fry them—she couldn't get them off the griddle fast enough."