Simple Homemade Salmon Patties

Homemade salmon patties made with canned salmon, dried bread crumbs, onion, and a few other simple ingredients that only take about 30 minutes to make.

Canned salmon is a less expensive way to get that nutritious fish into your diet. As much as I would love buying salmon fillets weekly, it just isn’t in the cards. Not only is it hard to find in my little town, but the price is steep when I do find it.

I also love that canned salmon is easy to keep on hand since it’s shelf stable. It takes less than 30 minutes to make which means it’s a favorite of mine for busy nights.

Tips and tricks for making salmon patties:

  • Don’t love hot sauce? Add 1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar instead. It adds the acid taste without the heat.
  • For the best quality canned salmon, I buy salmon that has been wild caught in the USA. Look for it by the canned tuna.

What do you eat with salmon patties?

I served these salmon patties with slaw, baked beans, and fruit. In the summer I think they would be really good with watermelon, corn, sliced tomatoes, and pickled cucumbers! They’d also be great with something like oven fries for that fish and chips feel.Homemade salmon patties made with canned salmon, dried bread crumbs, onion, and a few other simple ingredient that only take about 30 minutes to make.

 

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Homemade Salmon Patties


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 patties 1x

Description

Homemade salmon patties made with canned salmon, dried bread crumbs, onion, and a few other simple ingredients that only take about 30 minutes to come together.


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Ingredients

  • 1 can salmon (14.5 oz), drained and flaked
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup dry potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 5 dashes hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • lemon wedges and/or tartar sauce for serving

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the canned salmon, eggs, bread crumbs, potato flakes, red onion, lemon juice, hot sauce, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  2. Roll a golf-ball-sized amount of the mixture in the palm of your hand and flatten until a little less than 1/2 inch thick. Repeat with remaining salmon mixture.
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet and then place the patties in the skillet, not crowding the pan (about half should fit).
  4. Cook for 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Repeat with remaining oil and salmon patties.
  6.  Serve hot with fresh lemon and/or tartar sauce.

Notes

  • Don’t love hot sauce? Add 1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar instead. It adds the acid taste without the heat.
  • For the best quality canned salmon, I buy salmon that has been wild caught in the USA. Look for it by the canned tuna.
  • Category: main
  • Method: pan fry
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: salmon, salmon patties, fish, lemon, dinner

Homemade salmon patties made with canned salmon, dried bread crumbs, onion, and a few other simple ingredient that only take about 30 minutes to make.

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All of these are such great recipes and ones I make again and again. Enjoy this recipe from my kitchen to yours.

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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