Delicious Salmon Patties Recipe

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Simple and easy salmon patties, made with crackers. Delicious with tzatziki sauce and perfect for dinner or served as an appetizer.

My mom used to make the best salmon patties when I was growing up; my dad did a lot of deep sea fishing, so a lot of times, she’d make them with home canned salmondelicious salmon patties on white platter with small bowl of tzatziki sauce

Like grilled fish fillets, these fried salmon patties have so much flavor. Mom always knew just the right seasonings to add.

While my salmon cakes can probably never live up to hers, I still enjoy making them for dinner, especially when we make tzatziki sauce to go with them. fried salmon patties on a white serving platter with small bowl of tzatziki sauce

I’ll keep perfecting my salmon patties recipe, and hopefully, some day I’ll come close to Mom’s.

You can find a printable recipe below. salmon patties torn in half in hands

Ingredients you need to make this recipe for salmon patties:

ingredients for salmon patties recipe, including canned salmon, Saltine crackers, lemon juice, eggs, fresh chives, fresh parsley, Miracle Whip, salt, and pepper

Tips for how to make salmon patties:

The first thing you’ll want to do if you’re using canned salmon, is to drain and rinse the salmon. Then add it to a large mixing bowl.

Add the eggs and lemon juice to the salmon, and give it a good stir.

Crush the Saltine crackers in a plastic baggie, using a rolling pin. Then add the crackers to your salmon mixture.

Next, mix in the Miracle Whip.

Then add the salt, pepper, chives, and chopped fresh parsley. The mixture should be just right for forming 1 to 2 dozen salmon patties, depending on the size you make them.ingredients for salmon cakes in large blue mixing bowl with spatula

Add a dash of olive oil or a couple tablespoons of butter to a skillet and begin to warm.

Grab about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mixture and begin forming a patty. Repeat and continue until all of the mixture has been formed into patties.

Add the patties to your skillet (or griddle) and fry each side until the patties have turned a golden brown color and have a crispy texture. fried salmon patties in cast iron skillet

When they are cooked through, remove them from the skillet and serve while warm. salmon patties served on white platter with tzatziki sauce

If you have leftovers, they’re just as good the next day. recipe for salmon patties, crispy and delicious

What to serve with salmon patties

Salmon cakes are delicious when served with pasta, rice, vegetables, and more. We enjoy pairing them with a salmon patties sauce like tzatziki sauce, as well as spaghetti squash alfredo (minus the chicken).

They’d also pair well with a colorful saladsalmon patties cut in half served with salmon patties sauce

More fish and seafood recipes you may enjoy:

easy salmon cakes on white platter, served with homemade tzatziki sauce

Kitchen tools you may need to make salmon patties:

Strainer – This makes it easy to drain and rinse the salmon.
Mixing bowl – You’ll need a large mixing bowl to mix up the salmon patties recipe.
Rolling Pin – Makes it easy to crush up the Saltines.
Skillet or Griddle – You’ll need a way to fry the salmon patties.
Flipper or Turner – for turning the patties in the skillet.

salmon cakes and tzatziki sauce on white platter

Delicious Salmon Patties Recipe

Simple and easy salmon patties, made with crackers. Delicious with tzatziki sauce and perfect for dinner or served as an appetizer.

Course Main
Cuisine Main Dish
Keyword salmon cakes, salmon patties, salmon patties recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 119 kcal
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the salmon. Then add it to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the eggs and lemon juice to the salmon, and give it a good stir.

  3. Crush the Saltine crackers in a plastic baggie, using a rolling pin

  4. Add the crackers to your salmon mixture.

  5. Next, mix in the Miracle Whip.

  6. Then add the salt, pepper, chives, and fresh parsley. Mix everything together well.

  7. Add a dash of olive oil or a couple tablespoons of butter to a skillet and begin to warm.

  8. Grab about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mixture and begin forming a patty. Repeat and continue until all of the mixture has been formed into patties.

  9. Add the patties to your skillet (or griddle) and fry each side on low to medium heat until the patties have turned a golden brown color and have a crispy texture.

  10. When they are cooked through, remove them from the skillet, allow to drain, and serve while warm. 

  11. They pair deliciously well with this homemade tzatziki sauce.

Recipe Notes

You can use canned salmon or fresh salmon, totally up to you.

You can also substitute dried chives or parsley for fresh.

If you have leftovers, these salmon patties are just as good the next day.

Nutrition Facts
Delicious Salmon Patties Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 513mg22%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Update Notes: This recipe was originally published in 2013, but was re-published with bigger photos and more details in July of 2018.

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6 thoughts on “Delicious Salmon Patties Recipe”

  1. My mom always made amazing salmon patties as well. I’ve tried a few times and while they are good, they are never as good as hers. I like your recipe and never thought to add lemon juice. I’ll try that next time!

    • Thanks Janet! Yep, mine are never as good as my mom’s either. The lemon juice seems to add a little zestiness, just a little extra flavor.:)

  2. When I make salmon patties I freeze them and once frozen I dip them in a milk and egg mixture
    then roll them in cracker crumbs. (ritz crackers or corn flake crumbs) then I freeze them again till I need them. This makes them delicious. Don’t cook them on too high cause they burn easy.

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