How to make salmon patties.

salmon patties

These salmon patties are a delicious treat, they are tender and flaky but also beyond tasty. And all this combined with their crispy edges is what makes them such a popular dish.

Making salmon patties is a great way to make use of leftover salmon and buying salmon just to prepare them is also as worthy because these treats are not only reserved for your perfect Friday dinner, you can serve them as an appetizer at any type of gathering.

How to prepare salmon patties

The first and most important thing to have in consideration when planning on preparing these patties is that it is always a good idea to pay attention to the quality of the canned salmon you are buying. Furthermore, we strongly recommend using canned salmon to prepare this recipe. Here are a few reasons why we prefer canned salmon over fresh salmon:

  • First, we must mention that you shouldn’t worry about using canned salmon because it is packed with all the same nutrients as the fresh salmon, so you won’t be missing out on anything.
  • You won’t have to make a special trip to the seafood counter. You have easy access to canned salmon because it is available at any grocery store.
  • Another great thing about canned salmon is the fact that it is not as expensive as fresh salmon.
  • Lastly, it is more convenient to use it as part of this recipe because it saves you the effort of cooking the salmon before adding it to the patty mixture. There is no need for cooking canned salmon separately which saves you both time and effort.

How to flavor salmon patties

This recipe is a bit different than the standard old-fashioned salmon patty recipe. The patties you will be making are going to be with a creamy interior and a crispy exterior with just a little spice.

Since, the recipe recommends using canned salmon, to achieve a fresh taste you need to add a bit more ingredients and spice it up.

To make all this possible you will need:

  • Some Greek yogurt (for the creamy interior texture)
  • Cayenne, garlic and onion powder (to get a Southern flare)
  • White vinegar and Dijon mustard (to give your patties a punch)
  • Bread crumbs (to bind the patties)

Salmon patties recipe

How to make Salmon patties

Salmon patties recipe
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time1 min
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish, patties, Recipe, salmon
Servings: 4
Author: Lana's Recipes


  • 1 can salmon
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • ½ cup dry whole wheat white bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (for cooking the patties)
  • ¼ tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg


  • Take a large mixing bowl and lightly beat the egg in it.
  • Then add in the drained salmon, Greek yogurt, bread crumbs, Dijon, cayenne, garlic and onion powder, and white vinegar. Use a fork to mix and further break up the salmon. Once done, gently stir in the parsley.
  • Next, scoop the mixture by 1/3 cupfuls and shape it into patties.
  • Now, take a sturdy-bottomed skillet, add in the olive oil and put it over medium heat.
  • Use a spatula to gently flip the patties and cooked them until they reach a deep golden brown color.

How to serve salmon patties

Once you finished preparing the patties you may be wondering what’s the best way to serve them. Luckily, you have two options to choose from:

  • Option one is serving them on their own and putting some green salad and Greek yogurt on the side.
  • Option two is serving them on a bun, meaning you will be adding red onions, sliced tomatoes and just a bit of Greek yogurt and tartar sauce.

How to store and reheat salmon patties

Salmon patties freeze well, therefore you can put them in the fridge without having to worry about them getting ruined.

  • To store them, wrap each patty and then put them together in an air-tight container. Remember, uncooked salmon patties mustn’t be kept in the fridge for more than one day.
  • On the other hand, cooked salmon patties can stay in the fridge for an extra day.
  • To reheat the patties, take a skillet, apply just a light layer of oil on it and put it on the stove.
  • Next, put the patties in the skillet and splash a bit of water in and cover it. This will help the patties team, bit at the same time prevent them from drying- out.
  • You can prepare a larger patch of patties and store them in the freezer. Cooked patties can last for up to 3 weeks in the freezer when you decide to them out first leave them in the fridge to thaw before reheating them.


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