I made Melissa d'arabian's salmon cakes from the food network site. I thought they were delicious but I would never serve them to my husband since he needs to lose weight. They contain mayo, bacon, bacon fat and an egg, among other ingredients. Then they are fried in oil. (no wonder they were good). I do not understand why people commenting on the recipe kept saying how healthy these were. Aside from the fish, I thought there was nothing healthy about them. I will try low fat mayo, egg white instead of the egg, one strip of bacon instead of two and no bacon fat .
My question is, how do I get that crispy golden crust on the cakes without frying them? They were coated with bread crumbs, some parmesan and pepper before frying ... I can only come up with spraying each side of the bread crumbs with Pam and then grilling on the barbecue... ??
Thanks for any help