Best Salmon Patties

Day 38 – What is something that you miss from the shelter-in-place if you have it in your area? Mine is going to the grocery store. I love making al different kinds of meals and if I was missing something I could run up to the store (or send my daughter) for a quick one item run. We don’t do that anymore. Grocery store outings are few and far between. We plan our shopping trips and hope they have the items on the list. If they are out we try to come up with things that we can substitute or change the meals to fit what is left on the shelves.

I love Crab Cakes. They are probably one of my favorite appetizers when we go out for seafood. With trying to use only what we have on hand in our pantry and freezer we are limited as to what we have. I have been craving Crab Cakes but we had canned Salmon. The next best thing? Making Salmon Patties.


I love these salmon patties because as my kids said they are flavorful but you can still taste the salmon in the patties. I prefer the fresh salmon but if all you have is canned salmon these are still really good. I served this with a simple sour cream, dill, and garlic powder sauce over the top and green beans and risotto on the side to complete our meal. These will be going back into rotation for dinner again soon.

Tip: If you have never purchased canned salmon before and found yourself with one or two don’t be surprised when you open it. Unless you specifically purchased the salmon without skin and bones most likely it will have both when you open it. The skin usually peels right off and use a fork to flake the salmon to pick out any bones. If you miss a few on your first pass you can get them when you mix it into the ingredients for the patties. I knew what to expect but didn’t want my son to open the can because he may have gotten sick looking at it. He has a very weak stomach.

Best Salmon Patties

  • Servings: 14
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 lbs salmon fillet, cooked and flaked or 3 (14.5 oz) cans fully cooked salmon, skin and bones removed and flaked
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • 1  medium/large onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons butter. Add diced onion and bell pepper and saute until golden and softened then remove from heat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combined flaked salmon, peppers, onions, bread crumbs, eggs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Form into patties about 1/2″ thick.
  3. In a clean non-stick pan, heat  2 tablespoons butter then add salmon patties in a single layer. Saute 3 to 4 min per side or until golden brown and cooked through. If salmon patties brown too fast, reduce heat. Remove finished patties to a plate and keep warm in a 170 degree oven.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Drool-worthy, that’s for sure. 😋🌿


  2. syl65 says:

    I haven’t had salmon patties in years 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Erika says:

    That is definitely a recipe I need to try out! Thank you for sharing this. Sounds great!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks, I hope you like them!


  4. Pastor Cathy says:

    Best Salmon Patties

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