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Homemade Salmon Patties

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 patties 1x


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


  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.


  • 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