Fried salmon cakes draining on paper towels
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Salmon Patties Recipe

A simple recipe for quick and easy salmon patties that are crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fish recipe, quick dinner, recipes, salmon patties, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 329kcal
Author Beth Mueller



  • 1 14.75 ounce can of salmon red or pink
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup saltine cracker crumbs about 1/2 of a sleeve
  • Oil for frying


  • Drain the liquid from the can of salmon and place salmon into a mixing bowl.
  • Remove skin and bones if desired. Both are edible.
  • Add the eggs and cracker crumbs and mix well.
  • Form into 5 to 6 patties and set aside.
  • Add oil to about 1/2 inch depth in a skillet and heat over medium heat.
  • When oil is heated, carefully add the salmon patties and fry until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Carefully flip the salmon patties over and continue cooking until the other side is also golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels are a rack for a few minutes before serving.


2 to 4 tablespoons of grated onions can be added if desired.


Serving: 1Patty | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 191mg