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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Cook for 5 minutes on each side.
- Repeat with remaining oil and salmon patties.
- Serve hot with fresh lemon and/or tartar sauce.
- 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.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Category: main
- Method: pan fry
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: salmon, salmon patties, fish, lemon, dinner