Perfect Salmon Patties

How to Make Salmon Patties

Salmon is a staple at our house!

We’ve got salmon recipes cooking up every week!

It’s a fish our entire family has come to love.

perfect salmon patties recipe

Andd we’ve created several versions of the salmon pattie (or salmon croquette) that we love to share with our readers.

That way when someone asks me for the recipes, my kids always chime in and say, : “It’s on her blog!”

Salmon Patties are an Easy Beginner Recipe

Don’t think salmon patties are only for seasoned cooks!
You can try this recipe tonight and serve it in minutes without a fuss!

I do have a few simple tips to share with you so you have a better chance at “beginner’s luck”!

The Perfect Salmon Patty Has the Following Characteristics:

Perfect Bread bread to salmon ratio.

Too many people overdue the flour, breadcrumbs or even cracker crumbs.

We’ve used all of the above in various combinations of our perfect salmon patty recipe.

We try to slowly add in the breading so we can eyeball it and make sure the mixture isn’t getting too dry.

salmon patties on serving plate

Don’t Deep Fry the Salmon Patties

Too much oil in your pan (Like two inches or more) will create greasy, flavorless salmon patties.

You want the bottom of your pan to be covered in oil and that’s it.

Don’t Flip a Salmon Patty Too Soon

Be patient and wait to flip each salmon patty.

Once the patty is good and golden brown and around the edges, gently try to flip the patty to the other side.

Squeeze Some Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice Before Serving for an Added Kick

Salmon seems to love an extra splash of lime or lemon in almost every dish!

Squeeze some on before serving for a fun twist!

cooking the salmon patty

Don’t Cook Salmon Patties Too Quickly

Even if you’re in a hurry, salmon patties are incredibly yummy and deserve to be cooked at the right pace and temperate…most of the time that’s medium heat.

Don’t turn your stove up to high heat.

If you do that, a salmon cries. :(

I’ve also included the recipe right here so you can look over it before you print it out.

Hope that helps!

If you want to make the salmon patty’s cousin (meet tuna patty!) then try this recipe!

Plus, for soup lovers, we have a salmon stew that’s ready in minutes and will knock your socks off!

Here’s the FULL recipe and you can scroll down and print it too!

Perfect Salmon Patties

  • 3 cans of Boneless, Skinless Pink Salmon
  • 1/4 a cup of Milk
  • 1 cup of Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Salt 
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Pepper
  • a few dashes of Seasoned Salt 
  • 1/4 a teaspoon of Cilantro 
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Parsley
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 Fresh Lime
  • Tartar Sauce for dipping 

How to Make Salmon Patties:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all spices, eggs, milk, salmon, and bread crumbs.
  2. Form mixture into 4 to 6 patties. (Pack well.)
  3. Heat up a skillet and olive oil on high heat.
  4. Fry on each side until each side is well done.
  5. Remove from heat and squeeze fresh lime juice onto each patty.
  6. Serve with tartar sauce and enjoy! 

Perfect salmon patties recipes

Perfect Salmon Patties

Yield: 4 patties
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A simple salmon patties recipe that's perfect for a weeknight meal!

Ingredients

  • 3 (5 oz.) cans boneless skinless salmon
  • ¼ c. Milk
  • 1 c. Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. black Pepper
  • a few dashes of Seasoned Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cilantro
  • ½ tsp. Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp. Parsley
  • oil for frying
  • 1 fresh lime
  • tartar sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all spices, eggs, milk, salmon, and bread crumbs.
  2. Form mixture into 4 to 6 patties. (Pack well)
  3. Heat up a skillet and olive oil on high heat.
  4. Fry on each side until each side is well done.
  5. Remove from heat and squeeze fresh lime juice onto each patty.
  6. Serve with tartar sauce and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 665mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 20g

Nutrition values are estimates only, and are provided only as a courtesy.

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