Salmon Patties Recipe (VIDEO)

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful. The crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon are the hallmark of these salmon patties. They are the real deal! It’s no wonder these salmon cakes have been so popular (read the glowing reviews here).

This is an easy and excellent way to use leftover salmon and it is worth it to cook the salmon just for this (instructions below). For busy weeknights, you can substitute with well-drained canned salmon or the salmon in packets which you may already have in your pantry!

I hope you all love these salmon patties and the easy homemade tartar sauce that goes with them.

Watch How to Make Salmon Patties:


These salmon patties are such a treat and even folks who don’t normally like salmon enjoy this recipe. They always disappear fast!

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

P.S. Serve salmon cakes with this irresistible homemade tartar sauce. P.S. Once you try homemade and realize how easy it is, there’s just no going back to store-bought tartar sauce. It is so much better in every way!

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

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Salmon Patties Recipe (VIDEO)

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These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. These salmon patties always disappear fast! Serve with homemade tartar sauce!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $12-$14
Serving: 13 to 14 salmon patties

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh salmon filet*
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic salt (I used Lawry's Brand), to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium yellow onion (1 cup), finely diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 425˚F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner. Place salmon in the center, skin-side-down, drizzle with olive oil and season with garlic salt and black pepper. Bake uncovered for 10-15 min (depending on thickness), or just until cooked through. Remove from oven, cover with foil and rest 10 min. Flake salmon with 2 forks discarding skin and any bones then set aside and cool to room temp.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add diced onion and bell pepper and saute until golden and softened (7-9 minutes) then remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combined flaked salmon, sautéed pepper and onion, 1 cup bread crumbs, 2 beaten eggs, 3 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp garlic salt, ¼ tsp black pepper and ¼ cup chopped parsley. Stir to combine. Form into patties (about a heaping Tablespoonful each) and mold with your hands into 2" wide by ⅓ to ½" thick patties.**
  4. In a clean non-stick pan, heat 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp butter until hot 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 paper-towel lined plate and repeat with remaining oil, butter and salmon cakes.

Notes

*Substituting Salmon: If desired, you can substitute the first 4 ingredients listed with 15 oz of well-drained canned salmon or salmon in packets. Leftover salmon from dinner can also be used if available.
**Cook's Tip: If salmon mixture is too dry to hold a patty shape, add an extra tablespoon of mayo and if it is too moist, add more bread crumbs.

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That pretty blue serving platter can be found here. I have these in different sizes and colors. I love their bold colors and how sturdy and chip resistant Fiestaware is – meant to last a lifetime.

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

You can serve these for lunch, dinner, appetizers – they are so versatile and these salmon patties can even be used in sandwiches as salmon burgers, just form them a little larger.

Q: Have you tried these yet? Let me know what you thought of them in a comment below.

Have a memorable and happy 4th of July!! 🙂 The 4th just happens to be my husbands birthday so if you’re on Instagram that day, feel free to flood his page with happy birthday wishes. Thanks friends!

These salmon patties are flaky, tender and so flavorful with crisp edges and big bites of flaked salmon. Easy salmon patties that always disappear fast! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Celeste
    August 21, 2017

    These were excellent! I made the tarter sauce, too. It made a great lunch with a small salad. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 21, 2017

      Hi Celeste, I’m so glad you loved the recipe!! 🙂 Reply

  • Marwa
    August 19, 2017

    Hi Natasha! Thank you for your marvelous recipes! Can I omit the bread crumbs? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 19, 2017

      Hi Marwa, I haven’t tried omitting the bread crumbs so I’m not sure. I think it’s worth an experiment or you might try gluten free bread crumbs if that is the concern. Reply

    • Celeste
      August 21, 2017

      Maybe a little half-cooked rice. It needs something to help absorb the moisture. Reply

  • Emilie Miyahara
    August 15, 2017

    Hi Natasha!

    Wonderful recipe! Had leftover cooper salmon. I chopped up some baby bok choy, fresh garlic, and muticolor mini bellpepers. Followed your instructions and bam! What a delightful dish😋 Instead of tartar sauce, I whipped up Sarachi mayo. It was so good and easy. Thank you for sharing this Fabulous recipe❤ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2017

      MMM wow that sounds like an amazing meal! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • Sylvie Mahfouz
    August 14, 2017

    I am on weight watchers. Do you know how many you can eat and how many smart points they are. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2017

      Hi Sylvie, unfortunately I’m not familiar with the points system. I’m sorry I’m not much help with your question! Reply

  • Maria
    August 8, 2017

    Can I replace bread crumbs for cauliflower? Trying to avoid the bad carbs. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 9, 2017

      Hi Maria, I haven’t tried that but I think it’s worth an experiment! 🙂 Reply

  • Sally B Maines
    August 4, 2017

    Looks delish! What is the dipping sauce? Reply

  • Danny
    August 4, 2017

    Wow, these were Scrumptilicious !, I followed the recipe x3 (3lbs.of salmon etc.) so we can have them for breakfast, lunch & dinner… YES! Let them eat Salmon Cakes !

    I’ll be back into your kitchen for some more delicious non-drama recipes, Thank you Natasha ! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 4, 2017

      That’s great Danny! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! 😀 Reply

      • Joannie
        August 4, 2017

        Have you ever made them into balls (like meatballs) instead of patties for an appetizer? Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          August 4, 2017

          Hi Joannie, I haven’t only because it is easier to sautee when there are 2 sides versus a ball. I think it could work fine 🙂 Reply

          • Joannie
            August 5, 2017

            I think I will try making them into balls and baking them like I do my meatballs. It’s worth a try.

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            August 5, 2017

            Please let me know how they turn out Joannie!

  • Allison
    August 3, 2017

    Thank you for the video and sharing this recipe! I will have to make these cakes. Sounds so good! Love salmon cakes! We also make sandwiches out of the patties. Thanks again! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 3, 2017

      My pleasure Allison! They are popular for good reason! Please let me know what you think. 🙂 Reply

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