Salmon Patties

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Salmon Patties – Made with just a handful of ingredients, these crunchy, yet tender and juicy salmon patties are the best idea for a quick and delicious dinner recipe.

Salmon patties with dill and lemons.

SALMON PATTIES

Crispy on the outside, flaky and juicy on the inside, Salmon Patties are the most delicious way to upgrade canned salmon.

Prepared with fresh herbs, onions, garlic, and lemon juice, Salmon Patties or Salmon Cakes, are pretty straightforward and require minimal prep time. 

P.S. You can also use leftover cooked salmon instead of canned. 🙌 

Using the same cooking method as I did here for my Baked Batter “Fried” Shrimp recipe, our Salmon Patties are baked, not fried, and very easy to make.

Also, if following a low carb or Keto diet, use pork rinds in place of the panko crumbs. 

Salmon patty mixture in a bowl.

HOW TO MAKE SALMON PATTIES

This quick salmon recipe blows me away. The flavors and textures are spot-on whether you use fresh (cooked) salmon or canned salmon.

  1. Start by roughly chopping up the salmon. You’ll need about 14 ounces canned salmon or baked salmon.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine salmon with grated onions, chopped green onions, fresh dill, panko crumbs, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, and seasonings. 
  3. Scoop out the mixture and shape into 12 patties. You’ll need about 1/4 cup mixture for each patty. 
  4. In the meantime, preheat the oven and pour oil on a rimmed baking sheet; place in preheated oven for 2 minutes. 
  5. Remove baking sheet from oven, arrange the patties on top of the hot oil, and bake for 13 minutes; turn the patties over and continue to bake for 6 minutes, or until golden brown.

Uncooked salmon cakes.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH SALMON PATTIES

Packed with great flavors, this seafood dish is perfect for your next dinner party, but even better for a busy weeknight. Keep it light by pairing the Salmon Cakes with this Cilantro Vinaigrette Coleslaw and a side of Taratur for dipping. YUM!! 😋 

Serving salmon cakes with Taratur.

CAN I USE CANNED TUNA INSTEAD OF SALMON?

  • CERTAINLY! Just follow the recipe as is – no need to change anything else. I will say, though, since tuna is leaner, the patties won’t be as juicy.

WHAT CAN I USE IN PLACE OF THE BREADCRUMBS?

  • I would leave out the breadcrumbs and add one more egg, or you can also use chopped pork rinds. Pork rinds are perfect for those on a Keto diet because they are high in fat and have zero carbs.

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

  • Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the microwave or in a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat.

Salmon patties on baking sheet.

CAN I FREEZE SALMON PATTIES?

  • I suggest to freeze UNCOOKED salmon patties for up to 3 months. Wrap the patties individually in plastic wrap and then combine them into a freezer bag.
  • Thaw and cook as directed in the recipe.

MORE EASY SALMON RECIPES

ENJOY!

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Salmon patties with dill and lemons.
Salmon Patties
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
5 mins
 

Made with just a handful of ingredients, these crunchy, yet tender and juicy salmon patties are the best idea for a quick and delicious dinner recipe.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American, American/Southern
Keyword: appetizer recipes, canned salmon, easy salmon recipe, fish, gluten free, healthy dinner recipes, keto friendly recipes, low carb recipe, salmon burgers, salmon cakes, salmon patties, seafood
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 305 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can (14.75 ounces) canned salmon, drained and roughly chopped (you can also use leftover cooked salmon)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs (FOR Low carb or KETO, use crushed pork rinds)
  • 1 small yellow onion, grated
  • 2 green onions, chopped (white and green parts included)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil to a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine prepared salmon, panko crumbs, onions, garlic, eggs, dill, lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, salt, and pepper; mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Form mixture into 10 to 12 patties; you'll need about 1/4 cup of mixture per patty.
  5. Place previously prepared baking sheet in the preheated oven for 2 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove from oven and add the patties to the hot oil.
  7. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes; flip over and continue to bake for 5 to 6 more minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  9. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 5

 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

  • Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
    Reheat in the microwave or in a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 812mg 34%
Potassium 447mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 7.3%
Vitamin C 6.4%
Calcium 33.4%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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