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Salmon Patties Recipe

Salmon Patties

Course Appetizer, Main Course, seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon-patties
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 8 patties
Calories 251kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 3 6 oz cans quality pink salmon drained
  • 4 medium green onion finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs or finely crushed saltine crackers divided
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon Seafood Magic Old Bay, Cajun/Creole seasoning, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and black pepper
  • few dashes hot sauce
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • butter or oil for frying


  • Drain the salmon and pick through removing any visible bones, flake the lumps apart using 2 forks.
  • Add to a mixing bowl with the green onion, ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs, mayo, lemon juice, 1 ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your taste, adding hot sauce for a little heat, if desired. Add the beaten eggs. Mix well.
  • Place the remaining 1 cup of Panko breadcrumbs onto a plate and season with ½ teaspoon of the same seafood seasoning used in the salmon mixture. [I used Seafood Magic]
  • Use a 4 ounce ice cream scoop to divide the mixture, rolling lightly in the seasoned Panko breadcrumbs. Shape the salmon patties so they are uniform in size for even cooking.
  • Place onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and chill for 30 minutes. [Tip: Chilling will help the cakes hold together when frying.]
  • In a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the salmon patties in 2 tablespoon butter or a few drizzles of olive oil for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.
  • Fry in batches, adding more butter and oil as needed. Place onto a platter and keep warm between batches.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1pattie | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg