Salmon Patties
Salmon Patties

Salmon patties, also known as salmon cakes or salmon croquettes, are a delicious and budget-friendly dish made from canned salmon. They are easy to prepare and can be served as a main course, sandwich filling, or appetizer. Here’s a basic recipe for making salmon patties:


  • 1 can (14-15 ounces) pink or red salmon, drained and flaked (remove any bones and skin)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (you can use plain or seasoned breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Lemon wedges and tartar sauce for serving (optional)


  1. Prepare the Salmon: Open the can of salmon, drain it, and remove any skin and bones. Flake the salmon into small pieces using a fork.
  2. Mix the Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flaked salmon, breadcrumbs, finely chopped onion, and bell pepper (if using).
  3. Make the Binding Mixture: In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, egg, lemon juice, Dijon mustard (if using), dried dill (if using), salt, and black pepper.
  4. Combine Everything: Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the salmon mixture in the large bowl. Gently fold and mix everything together until well combined. The mixture should hold together when pressed.
  5. Form Patties: Divide the salmon mixture into equal portions and shape them into patties, about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. You can make them any size you prefer, but smaller patties are easier to handle.
  6. Heat Oil: Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Fry the Salmon Patties: Carefully place the salmon patties in the hot oil and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Use a spatula to flip them gently.
  8. Drain and Serve: Once cooked, transfer the salmon patties to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  9. Serve: Serve the salmon patties hot with lemon wedges and tartar sauce if desired. They are also great in sandwiches or as a main course alongside a salad or vegetables.
  10. Enjoy your homemade Salmon Patties!

These salmon patties are a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of salmon, and they’re perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. You can customize them by adding herbs, spices, or other ingredients of your choice to suit your taste.