Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes

My dad is quite the foodie. He has great taste in food and can come up with some creative dishes. This is my dad's recipe for smoked salmon potato cakes. He didn't give me any quantities, since he likes to cook by feel rather than by recipes...pretty good for a fellow who was once known as a one dish wonder (chicken a la king)!

For this recipe, dad uses fresh smoked salmon (lox style), but you could also substitute it with other smoked fish or even finely chopped ham. Just make sure the mashed potatoes aren't too wet to start with.

To jazz this up you might want to serve the patties with mayonnaise flavoured with finely minced chipotle chilis, or with orange or lemon juice and rind.