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Old Fashioned Easy Salmon Patties Recipe

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I was never a huge fan of fish growing up but one seafood dish I always loved was my Mom’s old fashioned salmon patties. There’s still something about frying them up in my own kitchen that takes me back to those days watching her cook.

I recently created my own recipe for easy Salmon Patties, which I’ve been making for years now for my own family. Even the kids eat these up! There’s never leftovers when it’s Salmon Patties for dinner (the kids call them Salmon Cakes). This recipe includes a little kick with added jalapeno (don’t worry – it’s not too spicy – if my four-year-old can handle it, you’ll be just fine)!

Old Fashioned Salmon Patties

Ingredients:

  • 20 oz salmon (I use the Salmon in the pouches)
  • 1 medium jalapeno chopped
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • salt & pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

**Fill bottom of skillet (I love my cast iron!) with vegetable oil on medium heat.

  1. Empty salmon into a mixing bowl. I use the salmon that’s already been de-boned and skin picked out. I have painful memories of the canned salmon that my Mom always bought (no doubt because she was on a tight budget) and spending forever picking out all those bones. Salmon in a pouch – it’s a God-send!
  2. Chop up the jalapeno and green onion.

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3. Add the jalapeno, green onion, bread crumbs to the salmon and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Beat 2 eggs in a separate dish, add it to the salmon and mix until it’s well incorporated.

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5. Form Salmon into 8 patties. I turned one of my 8 into two because sometimes my 4-year-old can’t quite put a whole one away. Put patties into the fridge until they are ready to be fried.

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6. Fry salmon patties in medium to medium-high heat until golden brown on both sides – between 3 to 5 minutes per side. Try your best to only have to flip them once – if you end up flipping them back and forth multiple times you run the risk of them breaking apart.

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7. Place fried salmon cakes paper towels to drain and serve immediately with ketchup (sorry – West Virginia girl here) or tartar sauce. I love serving mine with asparagus, skillet green beans, air fryer baked potato, or roasted potatoes! We had no leftovers in our house tonight!

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Yield: 8 salmon patties

Old Fashioned Easy Salmon Patties Recipe

Salmon Patties

This delicious recipe for old fashioned Salmon Patties (or salmon cakes if you're from my area) is easy to make and a great way to encourage kids to eat seafood. They are fried, crispy, and oh so good! These are the best salmon patties I've ever tried!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces salmon (I use the salmon in the pouches)
  • 1 medium jalapeno chopped
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • salt & pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

First, you'll need to fill the bottom of your skillet (I love my cast iron skillet!) with vegetable oil and let your oil start to preheat on medium heat.

Empty salmon into a mixing bowl.

Chop up the jalapeno and green onion.

Add the jalapeno, green onion, and the bread crumbs to the salmon and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Beat 2 eggs in a separate dish, add it to the salmon mixture and mix until it’s well incorporated.

Next, form salmon into 8 patties.

Put patties into the refrigerator until they are ready to be fried.

Fry the salmon patties in medium to medium-high heat until golden brown on both sides – between 3 to 5 minutes per side. Try your best to only have to flip them once – if you end up flipping them back and forth multiple times you run the risk of them breaking apart.

Place the fried salmon cakes on paper towels to drain and serve immediately.

Notes

I use the salmon that’s already been de-boned and skin picked out. I have painful memories of the canned salmon that my Mom always bought (no doubt because she was on a tight budget) and spending forever picking out all those bones. Salmon in a pouch – it’s a God-send! Of course, if you need to save some money too, the canned salmon is always an option, just make sure you pick out the bones and skin.

I like to serve my salmon cakes with ketchup and/or tarter sauce.

French fries and air fryer onion rings always make a great side dish to go along with salmon patties.

I find that it's often difficult to get children to try fish, but this recipe is a great way for kids to eat some seafood.

You could easily make this a gluten-free salmon patties recipe by substituting with gluten-free bread crumbs.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 18g

These nutritional facts are an estimate provided by Nutritionix.

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