Salmon Patties

Salmon patties are a delicious and versatile dish that can be made with a few key ingredients. Here’s a basic recipe for making salmon patties:


  • Canned salmon: 1 can (14-16 ounces), drained and flaked
  • Egg: 1 large, beaten
  • Bread crumbs: 1/2 cup (can use panko for a crunchier texture)
  • Onion: 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  • Garlic: 1 clove, minced (optional)
  • Parsley: 2 tablespoons, fresh and chopped (can substitute with dried parsley)
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt and pepper: to taste
  • Oil: for frying (vegetable or canola oil works well)


  1. Prepare the Salmon Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, combine the flaked salmon, beaten egg, bread crumbs, chopped onion, minced garlic (if using), parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
    • Mix everything well until the mixture is evenly combined.
  2. Form the Patties:
    • Divide the salmon mixture into equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty, about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Cook the Patties:
    • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    • Once the oil is hot, gently place the patties in the skillet.
    • Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the salmon patties hot. They can be served on their own, with a side of salad, or on a bun like a burger.
    • Accompany with tartar sauce, lemon wedges, or your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Draining the Salmon: Ensure that the canned salmon is well-drained to avoid soggy patties.
  • Customizing Flavors: Feel free to add additional herbs and spices according to your taste preferences, like dill, cayenne pepper, or mustard.
  • Cooking in Batches: If your skillet can’t fit all the patties at once, cook them in batches to avoid overcrowding and ensure even cooking.

Enjoy your homemade salmon patties! They’re a great way to enjoy a tasty and nutritious meal.

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