Salmon patties are a delightful way to enjoy the health benefits and delicious taste of salmon. This versatile dish can be enjoyed as a main course, appetizer, or even a healthy lunch on the go. Don’t be intimidated by the process – creating these crispy golden treats is easier than you think! If you love easy salmon recipes, make sure to check out our amazing Bang Bang Salmon too!

a platter of salmon patties with fresh mint and lemon, overhead view.

Ingredients and Substitutions

Fresh Salmon: This recipe calls for fresh salmon fillets. However, canned salmon is a perfectly acceptable substitute. Simply drain the canned salmon, remove any bones, and flake it into the bowl with the other ingredients

Seasonings: The recipe features a classic combination of garlic, onion, and Old Bay seasoning. Feel free to personalize your patties! Experiment with different herbs like fresh dill or parsley, add a touch of heat with paprika or cayenne pepper, or include finely chopped bell peppers for a vibrant twist.

Bread Crumbs: Bread crumbs are used in this recipe to bind the ingredients together. For a gluten-free option, try using almond flour, crushed crackers, or even mashed sweet potato.

Tips for Success

  • Ensure the salmon is cool enough to touch before flaking. Handling hot salmon will make it crumble and difficult to form into patties.
  • Chilling the salmon mixture for 30 minutes before forming the patties helps them hold their shape better when cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying the patties. This ensures even browning and prevents them from becoming soggy.
a close up, side image of salmon patties, with lemon and dill.

Storage and Leftovers

Leftover salmon patties can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in a pan over medium heat or in the oven at 375°F until warmed through.

a platter of salmon patties with fresh mint and lemon, overhead view.

Salmon Patties

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Craving crispy comfort food? Try our easy salmon patties recipe – flaky fish, flavorful, and perfect for any meal!

Ingredients

For the Salmon:

  • 1 pound fresh salmon fillet
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Patties:

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the salmon fillet skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle it with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake the salmon for 15-20 minutes, or until flaky. You can check for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the fish. It should reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  • Once cooked, remove the salmon from the oven and let it cool slightly. Use two forks to flake the salmon, discarding the skin and any bones. Transfer the flaked salmon to a large bowl.
  • To the bowl with the flaked salmon, add the eggs, garlic, onion, bread crumbs, Old Bay seasoning, and salt. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
  • Form the mixture into 8 equal patties, each about 2 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, carefully place the salmon patties in the pan, leaving space between them to avoid overcrowding.
  • Cook the patties for 3-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy. You might need to cook in batches depending on the size of your pan.
  • Transfer the cooked patties to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve your salmon patties warm with a squeeze of fresh lemon and your favorite dipping sauce, such as tartar sauce.

Notes

For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free bread crumbs or crushed crackers.
Leftover salmon patties can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in a pan over medium heat or in the oven at 375°F (190°C) until warmed through.
Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices in the patty mixture to personalize the flavor to your liking.

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