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)

4.92 from 147 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
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!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$14
Servings: 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
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/4 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, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Stir to combine. Form into patties (about a heaping Tablespoonful each) and mold with your hands into 2" wide by 1/3 to 1/2" 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.

Recipe 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. And if you LOVE salmon recipes, don’t miss our #1 of all time baked salmon recipe!

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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  • Ron
    October 15, 2018

    Hello Natasha
    I live on Vancouver Island and am very fortunate to always have an abundant supply of wild Chinook and Coho salmon on hand.
    Your recipe for salmon patties is the best I’ve ever had. I now make a triple batch, vacuum pack them in dinner size amounts and freeze them. The only tweak I make to the recipe is adding a few drops of Maggi sauce. Thanks for this great recipe Natasha, keep up the good work. Cheers. Ron. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 15, 2018

      Hi Ron! That’s so awesome! Thank you for this amazing compliment! I’m so happy you love this so much to make a triple batch!! Reply

  • Karen
    October 11, 2018

    Hi, Natasha!
    we are always on the lookout for a good salmon patty/cake/burger recipe. So far none have been satisfying. However, I made your recipe using canned wild caught red salmon (2 – 7 ounce cans) and these were amazing salmon patties! This is a keeper recipe for sure! Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2018

      Thanks so much for this awesome review, Karen!! Thank you for sharing this with us! Reply

  • Lena
    October 8, 2018

    Super delicious, thanks Natasha!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2018

      My pleasure!! Reply

  • Barbara Huft
    October 1, 2018

    I’ve made several salmon cake recipes but this one is by far my favorite. I like to double it and put them in food saver packets of 4 each. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Debbie Esteb
    October 1, 2018

    I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a long time.. Finally made it tonight to serve along with the ribeyes we were having.. Everyone raved about them 🙂 We will be trying them again but bigger next time to make salmon burgers. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe!! 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2018

      You’re so welcome, Debbie! Reply

  • Linda Jones
    September 25, 2018

    Out of the world and is so good! so glad you shared this every time I make salmon patties I don’t really like them but this is divine. Never had made with fresh salmon always use canned and I did it this time with fresh it was so good and the homemade tartar sauce my family loved it my husband told me it was better than store-bought and so did my daughter they just wanted to eat it 😂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2018

      Wow! Thank you so much for this awesome review, Linda!! Reply

  • Emma Nicholson
    September 25, 2018

    Hi! These look delicious – going to try them immediately! Your pronunciation of ‘worchestershire’ made me chuckle though! I’m from the UK so if you will allow me to help – it’s pronounced “Wuss-ter-sheer”. (Although most brits call it Wuss-ter sauce – a lazy nickname for it!) Hope that makes things easier for you in the future! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2018

      Thanks for the suggestion Emma!! I appreciate that. Reply

  • Anna Elisio
    September 19, 2018

    Hi Natasha … A hit once again!! Love your recipes. My daughter and her family said the salmon cakes were delicious! In fact, every recipe of yours I’ve tried is being added to my hand written cook book (I’m from that generation). Keep up the great work!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2018

      I love that Anna! I’m so happy you all enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for the thoughtful review! Reply

  • Gennel
    September 18, 2018

    Someone actually bothered to make a comment about beautiful hair being in the way lol Lord.
    Anyway, made these and substituted panko for almond flour since hubby and I eat lowcarb.
    DELICIOUS!! Will definitely make these as appetizers for our next family get together
    Thank you!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 18, 2018

      Hi Gennel! Thank you so much for your amazing feedback! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Steve
    September 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I am excited as I just subscribed after a few recipes posted on FB. I am going to try these Salmon Patties for company coming from the Oregon Coast. I am sure the Salmon won’t be as good as the fresh Salmon my folks use to catch up there, but I think they’ll love them. My Mom used to make them and Tuna Patties when we were kids, but not quite as fancy as these! I also like the ideas from some of your other followers such as the Lemon Zest, Dijon Mustard. etc. I’ll bet pinch of Dill would be too. I’m also sure that Crab meat would be a great substitute! Can’t wait to try it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 17, 2018

      Hi Steve! I think this would be the perfect dish to serve for family! I love that you are planning ahead! I look forward to hearing how you like this recipe! Reply

  • Lindsay Phillips
    September 16, 2018

    I made these tonight for my father and fiancé and myself! We all loved them! I do not eat dairy, so I substituted the butter with an olive oil based “butter” instead. I used the brand Earth Balance. It was still great! We are full, satisfied and excited about left overs! 😋 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 17, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us Lindsay! I’m so happy you enjoyed this dish! Reply

  • Debbie Lohmann
    September 16, 2018

    my mom used to make salmon patties tol out of canned salmon & they were so good, & I also never learned how she made them, but now i dont need too!.. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2018

      Hey Debbie! I’m so happy you discovered this recipe! Sounds like it came at the right time. Enjoy!! Reply

  • Jeanette Voet
    September 15, 2018

    As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. They are everything promised and more.

    I don’t usually tweet recipes the first I eat I try them but I love lemon zest and did add some to the patties, also my husband asked to add capers to the tartar, it’s amazing!

    We will definitely be adding this to our meal plans. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2018

      Thank you Jeanette! I’m so happy you enjoyed this one! Thank you! Reply

  • h bushell
    September 15, 2018

    My mom used to make something very similar when I was a kid using canned salmon. They were sooo good. I never got the recipe so I’ll try this. Thanks, looks great. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2018

      I’m so happy you discovered our recipe! Enjoy! Reply

  • Debbie peirson
    September 14, 2018

    They are very good i made them twice now Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Debbie! Reply

  • Debbie
    September 11, 2018

    I have made these 3x now & I use Alaska Salmon filets caught in Kenai/Kasilof area ,and my husband & I love them more & more each time I make them & I also enjoy making them😄 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2018

      That’s so great Debbie! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Terry
    September 9, 2018

    What do you think of substituting rainbow trout for the salmon Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2018

      Hi Terry! I honestly haven’t tried that but it sounds delicious! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Carol Folsom
    September 8, 2018

    Could you substitute the salmon with crab meat? Don’t like salmon even though the patties look good. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 8, 2018

      Hi Carol, I haven’t tried that substitution, but I bet lump crab meat would taste delicious here! Reply

  • Donna
    September 7, 2018

    The recipes are very good .
    When your showing how to prepare the food , pull your long hair back in a ponytail , it’s so long and beautiful hair , shouldn’t be dangling over the food Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2018

      Thank you for your concern Donna. My hair is hair-sprayed down and pretty secure 🙂 If I was in a commercial kitchen and not cooking for my family then I definitely would have pulled it back. Thank you for watching! Reply

    • pam Fuller
      October 6, 2018

      Get a life Donna she isn’t in a restaurant so you won’t be eating it Reply

    • Pat
      October 15, 2018

      That comment was uncalled for. She is not cooking for you. Reply

  • Noriene
    September 7, 2018

    I love this recipe. I added a little Dijon mustard for a little extra zest. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Noriene! Reply

  • Callie
    September 5, 2018

    These are SO YUMMY. We aren’t a big fish family but I know we need to add more into our diet. These were a hit with my family of 4. My 15 month old gobbled one down and my 5 year old ate a few for dinner and then ate a few more for leftovers the next day for lunch! They are also simple to make, my 5 year old loved helping me. Thanks for an awesome recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 5, 2018

      Hi Callie! I love that your kids enjoyed this as much as you! Thank you for this awesome review! Reply

  • elmedina gozic
    September 4, 2018

    i love salmon patties recipe but i have a question i’m on a slow carb diet so no bread for me can i substitute with anything else tanx Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 4, 2018

      Hi Elmedina, I haven’t tried this myself but one of my readers wrote in with a very helpful review on that: ” Made this to the recipe – except I used almond meal instead of bread crumbs. It was a huge hit, as was the tartar sauce.” That may help somewhat I hope. Reply

  • susan beauchamp
    September 3, 2018

    Hi Natasha, could you not make these bites with raw salmon, instead of cooking it first then re-cooking? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2018

      Hi Susan. I haven’t tried it that way but it may work. If you experiment please let me know how you like it! Reply

  • Rhoda Pelliccia
    August 30, 2018

    Love salmon cakes nice my mother made them when I was small. These are the best ones ever. Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2018

      My pleasure! I’m so happy you liked that Reply

  • Mary C
    August 26, 2018

    These are delicious! Thank you for the terrific recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2018

      You’re so welcome, Mary! I’m happy you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Linda
    August 15, 2018

    They tasted really good but did not stick together. I added more bread crumbs but didn’t help much Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2018

      Hi Linda. I’m happy you enjoyed them. Make sure to use the same proportions of ingredients in the recipe so it doesn’t get too dry. Adding more bread crumbs may make it more dry/ easier to fall apart. Also, a good non-stick, well oiled pan helps and add them to a hot pan to keep them from sticking. If they aren’t sticking to the pan, they will be easier to flip and won’t fall apart as easily. I hope this helps. Reply

  • Hedy
    August 12, 2018

    Made these this morning… with canned salmon….and gf cornflakes.
    My husband who hates salmon tasted them (didn’t tell him there was salmon in the patties)..”LOVED”
    (his words) them. He said ” this I would eat.”….I think we have a convert to salmon. They are delicious! Reply

  • betty boobs
    August 12, 2018

    just finished the salmon rissoles TO DIE FOR I used to use celery also in mine not any more, made the tartare also and a creamy garlic cheese potato bake I went to heaven. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2018

      That’s so great Betty! I’m so happy you enjoyed these! Reply

      • betty boobs
        August 13, 2018

        ill be back for more ive watched a lot of your videos on fb im an excellent cook people call me masterchef I put my own tweek on things I forgot to say I never scrooge on garlic Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 13, 2018

          Thank you for watching Betty! Reply

  • Donna Tantillo
    August 10, 2018

    Thank you for using fresh salmon. I have to be careful about salt so canned salmon is a NO NO.
    After baking the patties can they be frozen? There is just my husband and I. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 10, 2018

      Hi Donna, I haven’t tried freezing afterwards but I think it could work well. Reply

      • Jan
        August 21, 2018

        Hi Donna, I make my salmon patties and freeze the ones I’m not using before they are cooked. When I want salmon patties I take the frozen pattie, thaw for a short time and fry them. Works out great and they are as good as the fresh batch. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 21, 2018

          Thank you so much for sharing that process with us Jan! Reply

  • Rebecca Satinover
    August 7, 2018

    Wow, best salmon patties I’ve ever made. I’m gluten and dairy free so I substituted with Gluten free bread crumbs and ghee. Absolutely delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2018

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Rebecca 🙂 Reply

  • Shirley B.
    August 7, 2018

    I had some extra salmon I had grilled nice before last and decided on trying these. They were absolutely amazing. I didn’t have red pepper so used green, added some dill and red pepper flakes. Super delicious. Don’t forget the homemade tartar sauce too. Yummm — Super easy and quick dinner. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Shirley! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Janice
    August 5, 2018

    I made these tonight. They were so good!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2018

      That’s so great Janice! Reply

  • Sheri Willcome
    August 5, 2018

    How did you make the dip Reply

  • Laura
    August 5, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. My husband found it on Facebook and asked me to make your salmon cakes recipe. My family and I loved it. A few of my cakes didn’t keep its formed when cooking on stove. Any suggestions. Plan to make these cakes regularly. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2018

      Hi Laura! I’m happy you enjoyed that! I would be more than happy to troubleshoot. Did the shape change after cooking or did they fall apart? Reply

      • Laura
        August 6, 2018

        Only a few of my salmon cakes fell apart when I flipped them. I may add a little more bread crumbs the next time. Overall, they were golden brown on the outside and had a lot of flavor. We really enjoyed them!!! Reply

    • Barb
      August 8, 2018

      They may have been too dry. Add another egg or up the mayo a bit Reply

  • Susan
    July 31, 2018

    This was perfect to use up some old salmon I had in my freezer! Thank you for a great recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2018

      You’re so welcome Susan! I’m happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Sarah
    July 31, 2018

    Where is the tartar sauce recipe? I guess I am blind. I could not find it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2018

      Hi Sarah we have it in the recipe description but I can definitely link it for you here. Enjoy! Reply

    • Tammy
      August 5, 2018

      it’s highlighted in red in the recipe
      …just click on it Reply

  • Jacolyn
    July 30, 2018

    AMAZING!!!!! So delicious! I used Almond flour-approx 3/4 cup instead of bread crumbs as I am on the KETO diet. I made the tarter sauce as well (YUM!) Also substituted sugar with a Keto friendly sugar substitute. No more frozen salmon patty for this girl!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2018

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Thank you for the great review, Jacolyn! Reply

  • Dye
    July 30, 2018

    My daughter smoked salmon yesterday just a little to long. I used it to make these patties and they are awesome. I’m not a huge salmon fan, but these may change my mind. They are delicious! Thank you for a perfect recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • MaryJane Gibbons
    July 30, 2018

    Recipe calls for temp. of 425 but all parchment paper products caution against temp. above 420.
    What to do ? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2018

      It was fine in our oven. I would suggest just watching it closely! Reply

  • Cathy Schlueter
    July 30, 2018

    I made these last night for dinner. The whole family loved it. Wonderful recipe. FYI I used canned salmon. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2018

      Hi Cathy! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Betsy
    July 29, 2018

    How about adding your homemade tarter sauce.
    Thanks, Betsy Reply

  • julie
    July 29, 2018

    OMG..I JUST MADE THE SALMON CAKES, WONDERFUL! AND I USED CANNED SALMON, can’t wait to try it with fresh salmon or crab….it was delicious with no tweaking, thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2018

      You’re so welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • Kitty Bryce
    July 28, 2018

    Just got back from a bucket-list trip to Alaska and brought back 50 lbs of salmon! Going to make this tonight; I’ve got EVERYTHING in the pantry to make it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 28, 2018

      That sounds amazing Kitty! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

      • Kitty Bryce
        July 28, 2018

        Just made them…excellent! So easy, and so good! I followed the recipe to the letter. Can’t wait to have them again for lunch tomorrow, and Monday at work, too! Yummy! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 28, 2018

          So happy you liked these Kitty! Thanks for the great review! Reply

  • Jen
    July 27, 2018

    I made these tonight with some leftover salmon, and they were great, if a little under-seasoned to my taste. I omitted the red bell pepper since we didn’t have any though, and that might have helped. I used greek yogurt instead of mayo, which worked very well. Next time, I think i’ll add some salt, pepper, and probably Old Bay. It’s a fabulous basic recipe though- I love how easy it is to mix up! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2018

      That’s so great Jen! Thank you for the wonderful review! I’m happy it worked out for you! Reply

      • Jen
        July 31, 2018

        Wow, I should really learn to read the recipe all the way through! I added everything listed in the recipe card to my bowl, not seeing to add more garlic salt and pepper in step 3. If I’d done that I’m sure it would have been perfect! Reply

  • Cecilia Carroll
    July 27, 2018

    Hi, I love your recipes. Typically, when a recipe calls for mayo, I sub in Greek yogurt. Do you think that will work here? Thanks
    Cecilia Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2018

      Hi Cecilia! I haven’t tried making this without mayo. I would recommend searching through the comments to see what others have tried it with. I’ve seen ranch used so far. 🙂 Reply

  • Kevin
    July 27, 2018

    Hey I want to triple the recipe and I am not the best cook so my question is how much garlic salt should I use? I don’t want to over do it the first time I make them Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2018

      I would recommend following the recipe exactly and use as much garlic as you would like. If you like less garlic then use less 🙂 Reply

  • Kevin
    July 26, 2018

    These salmon patties were delicious. I made them for my sister not knowing she did not like salmon. She never let on. She tried it and ate several. She told me the story the next day and said “I told Tom (her husband) I ate salmon and it was very good”. So you won over a salmon hater and saved my family dinner as well. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 26, 2018

      Wow! What a great review! That’s so awesome!I’m so happy you were able to influence that with our recipe! Thank you for sharing that with me Kevin! Reply

  • Linda
    July 25, 2018

    How many cans of salmon if you don’t have fresh. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2018

      Honestly, I haven’t tried it with canned salmon but one of our users has. Heres what she said “in place of the fresh salmon I used 2 cans (5 oz each) of Starkist Pink Salmon and in place of olive oil, I used avocado oil. Will be making this one again soon.” I hope this helps, Linda! Reply

    • Kevin
      July 26, 2018

      I used frozen fillet from the grocery. I used 5 to estimate a pound, it doesn’t have to be exact. It was delicious. If you have to use canned you can guess it pretty close if get a can or a combination of cans or even packets to equal 16 ounces. I would use packets before canned. They are already cooked so will make it faster. Dry the packets or canned as best you can or it might not hold together very well. Try to get it done on one side before flipping so it doesn’t fall apart. Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 26, 2018

        Thank you for sharing that with all of us Kevin. Reply

  • Dennisse
    July 25, 2018

    I saw that it made 13-14 patties…how many servings…4 or 6? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2018

      Hi Denisse, I would say 4-6 sounds about right. It all depends how big or small you make them Reply

    • Kevin
      July 26, 2018

      I used a cookie dough scoop got 18 patties. Next time I will make them a little bigger. 6 polite people and 4 hungry people would be the answer. Reply

  • Donna
    July 25, 2018

    Sounds delicious! Do you think leftovers would freeze well? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2018

      Hi Donna! I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. If you experiment, let me know how it goes! Reply

      • Donna Tantillo
        August 10, 2018

        I would cook them first because of the egg & mayo. Then freeze them. Reply

    • Brenda Cannova
      August 1, 2018

      I have made this recipe twice (they are so delicious!) and can tell you they freeze nicely. Cool them completely and put two squares of waxed paper between each patty so they don’t stick to each other and you can remove as many as you like at a time. Store them in an airtight container in the freezer. They can be reheated in the microwave or at low heat in a skillet. Reply

  • Daryl
    July 25, 2018

    I make these a lot, from someone who never liked salmon cakes, these are the best. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2018

      Sounds like you found your favorite there Daryl! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Sandy
    July 24, 2018

    Ive made these a few times and they are so good! Well worth the extra time Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Julie
    July 24, 2018

    If I use canned salmon, do I still bake in oven? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2018

      Hi Julie! Several of our readers have reported using canned Salmon. They followed the process the same 🙂 Hope this helps Reply

  • Karen Miller
    July 24, 2018

    We love salmon patties. Been making them for years. The one thing different that I do is adding juice of a lemon. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us Karen! Reply

  • Van
    July 23, 2018

    I used your recipe for Salmon patties but substituted crab meat for the salmon and added about 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning. It was a winning new dish for our family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2018

      Hi Van! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

    • Betty Manoulian
      July 27, 2018

      Van, you gave me an idea … I’m not a big fan of Cajun seasoning so I’m going to try using Old Bay seasoning with crab meat. Reply

  • Nicole Fleming
    July 21, 2018

    I tried your recipe yesterday and made it gluten-free by adding GF bread crumbs. Omg, they were soooo delicious. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2018

      That’s so awesome! We love seeing you all sharing GF options for our recipes! I’m sure our readers will find this helpful. Thank you Nicole! Reply

  • Rob
    July 18, 2018

    Hello Natasha, I tried this recipe at a spare of the moment. WOW WOW. This is the best, outstanding. I sub the red/ yellow peppers for home grown baby tomato’s. Still great. Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2018

      That’s so great! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Jackie
    July 18, 2018

    I tried these last night. I loved them. They are slightly different from mine, but just as good. The worchestershire added some good flavor, and I was skeptical. Nice recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2018

      Thank you Jackie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • tracy
    July 18, 2018

    I have never really cooked anything before(only grilled) and your video and instructions made it so easy!! Surprised my wife and she absolutely loved them!!! thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2018

      What an amazing surprise for her! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us, Tracy! Reply

  • Jane
    July 16, 2018

    I have been making these for years. But I use crushed soda crackers instead of bread crumbs. Will try that next. I make a horseradish sauce, that we like instead of tartar. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2018

      That’s awesome! I’m so happy to hear that! Reply

    • Jennifer Reeves
      July 27, 2018

      Will you share your recipe for horseradish sauce? Reply

  • Jessica Fonseca
    July 15, 2018

    I have made these a few times! Best salmon patties I have ever had! Family lives them! I do substitute the bread crumbs for crushed pork rinds but everything else remains the same! Delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2018

      What a great idea, Jessica! Sounds like you found a new family favorite! Reply

  • Marilyn
    July 15, 2018

    WHAT KIND OF DIP IS ON THE SIDE? Reply

  • DKS
    July 14, 2018

    Yummmmm! My daughter who cannot stand salmon loved them!
    I’ve added double the amount of parsley and a bit of freshly chopped onion to mask the salmon taste a bit more.
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      July 14, 2018

      I am so happy to hear that!! 🙂 And I lvoe your idea of doubling the parsley and adding onion. brilliant! Reply

  • Julie
    July 12, 2018

    made these and they were delicious! the only thing I did different was substitute breadcrumbs with almond meal/parm cheese mix. I used 1/2 cup of each. Mixture seemed too wet still, so I added a little more almond meal and seemed to do the trick 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Julie! Reply

  • Gloria Kay James
    July 12, 2018

    Every recipe I try is awesome. Thank you so much for making things easy and delicious. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2018

      What an amazing review! Thanks for following and taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment, Gloria!! Reply

  • Karen Khunkhun
    July 10, 2018

    Made the cakes and tartar sauce last night – BEST salmon cakes ever and I’ll never buy tartar again!!! Wow – my hubby is not a huge fish fan, I gave him 3 cakes and he went back for more – that’s a first!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2018

      That’s so great, Karen! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Sue
    July 9, 2018

    These are delicious ! A keeper recipe for sure! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 9, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Sue! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Yvonne Staniforth
    July 8, 2018

    HI Natasha, I eat keto so I am going to have a go and substitute the breadcrumbs with coconut flour I will let you know how it goes. I think I can play around with the tartare too and make that too. I have a friend coming for lunch on Wednesday and that is on the menu. Wish me luck. Cheers Yvonne Staniforth Reply

    • Natasha
      July 8, 2018

      Hi Yvonne, I haven’t heard of anyone using coconut flour for these salmon patties, but one of my readers wrote in with a very helpful review on that: ” Made this to the recipe – except I used almond meal instead of bread crumbs. It was a huge hit, as was the tartar sauce.” Reply

      • Yvonne Staniforth
        July 31, 2018

        They were wonderful Natasha and I have since made them with coriander instead of parsley and used lime and that made them more Asian influenced and they were amazing. Love your recipes and I can usually tweak them to fit Keto way of eating. Thank you Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 1, 2018

          You’re welcome! Reply

  • Anna
    July 8, 2018

    I plan to make these this week and serve them over a bed of mixed greens with a little tartar sauce as dressing. Does it matter what kind of fresh salmon I use? Can I buy sockeye since it’s a bit cheaper, or would you recommend using Atlantic or something else? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2018

      Hi Anna I think Sockeye will work just fine! If you decide to splurge and get one of the better ones please let me know if you like them any better. Reply

  • Miranda
    July 6, 2018

    Made these today delicious! But what the dip recipe you use? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2018

      Hi Miranda! We use this tartar sauce recipe 🙂 Reply

  • Donna L. Kulow
    July 6, 2018

    I made the Salmon Patties today and they are delicious.. I didn’t have enough Panko bread crumbs so I mixed with Italian bread crumbs, I also did not have the Red Bell Peppers so I used Green. Like I said they were delicious. I used canned Salmon. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Donna! Thank you for the wonderful review! I love that you were able to make it your own and used what you had on hand! Reply

    • Kathy
      July 10, 2018

      How many cans did you use? Reply

  • Georgeanne Henderson
    July 4, 2018

    Could you bake them? My husband is on a low fat/low sodium diet but I’d love to make these for him. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 4, 2018

      Hi Georgeanne! One of my readers reported good results baking but I haven’t heard back with the details on bake time and temperature. If you test it out that way, let me know how you like them baked. Reply

    • Lynne
      July 4, 2018

      To Ms. Georgeanne Henderson;
      I have made these many times and they are so delicious.
      If this helps, I often omit the oil and cook them with Pam Spray and they come out really great too. Reply

    • monique
      July 24, 2018

      I’ve been using the Air Fryer, and it does wonders!!! 🙂 Reply

      • Natasha
        July 24, 2018

        Hi Monique, can you share the settings you use for this recipe on your air fryer? Thank you so much! Reply

  • Shirley Gardipee
    July 3, 2018

    How do you make the tartar sauce?, maybe I missed it Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2018

      Hi Shirley, You can find my tartar sauce recipe here! Enjoy! Reply

  • Rona Moores
    June 29, 2018

    I am not fond of salmon, but decided to try this recipe as we are trying to get more fish in our diet and I am so glad I did they were delicious my husband loved them too. I have stocked up on salmon, as it will be a weekly dish for us. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Barb Bender
    June 27, 2018

    We eat a lot of salmon but my husband said he was not particularly fond of salmon patties. Probably one of thosechildhood things. I made these tonight and he said they were the best salmon patties he had ever eaten. He even posted a rave review on his facebook page! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2018

      That’s so awesome! We’d love to see his review, have him tag @natashaskitchen on facebook! Thank you for the wonderful review, Barb. I’m happy to hear you both enjoyed that! Reply

  • Joanne Hughes
    June 27, 2018

    I made them tonight and I added OBay with lemon seasoning. They were so Good!! WE will make these again and again! I served them with sweet cabbage slaw and seasoned roasted thin sliced potatos with melted mozzarella. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Rachele
    June 27, 2018

    Thank you for sharing all your beautiful recipes. You are a five star chef! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2018

      Aww thank you! & thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Rachele
    June 27, 2018

    Thank you for sharing all your beautiful recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • Lynne
    June 24, 2018

    First thing I noticed was the Fiestaware! Love it! I am 4th generation of Fiestaware lovers. Making the Salmon patties tomorrow with slight variation for Keto (almond flour instead of panko) and I like the added celery idea. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2018

      Great idea! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Mary Ellen
    June 24, 2018

    Can this be frozen? Before cooking or after?

    They were delicious. I didn’t have Worcestershire or mayo so I used some A-1 & ranch dressing. Yum! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2018

      Hi Mary, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. If you experiment, let me know how it goes! Reply

  • Rhonda Swanson
    June 24, 2018

    I made these for lunch today and I have to tell you, “these are yumolicious!” We LOVED them. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Judy Scott
    June 24, 2018

    I am not a salmon lover, but I am trying to include more of it in our diet. I am constantly looking for new ways to prepare it and haven’t found much I like. This is a recipe I will use again! I was going to make the tartar sauce, but only had low-fat mayonnaise on hand and didn’t want to use that because the taste is never the same. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • jack burton
    June 23, 2018

    Needs just a bit of minced celery sauteed with the pepper/onion to move it into the outstanding category. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2018

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Jack! Reply

  • Diane
    June 22, 2018

    These are amazing, so good packed with so much flavor. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2018

      Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Valencia
    June 21, 2018

    They look delicious. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2018

      They sure are delicious! Reply

  • Dolly
    June 20, 2018

    From original salmon patty receipe, how many will it serve? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2018

      Hi Dolly, This recipe makes about 13-14 patties. Reply

  • Mary M. Dodge
    June 16, 2018

    If using canned salmon (and preferring red sockeye) I have to ask if pink salmon would be good (as I have several cans I need to use) ? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2018

      Honestly, I haven’t tried it with pink salmon but one of our users has. Heres what she said “in place of the fresh salmon I used 2 cans (5 oz each) of Starkist Pink Salmon and in place of olive oil, I used avocado oil. Will be making this one again soon.” Hope this helps Mary! Reply

  • Jeanette Randell
    June 16, 2018

    I will try this recipe because it sounds better than the one I currently use, and the tarter sauce recipe as well. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2018

      Awesome! I’m so happy you discovered our blog. Reply

  • Angela
    June 15, 2018

    What is the recipe for the dipping sauce, YUM! Reply

  • Patty
    June 15, 2018

    For those that have tried frying then freezing, what is the best way to heat them back up? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2018

      People have reported great results after freezing them. I haven’t seen any specific re-heating reviews just yet. Reply

  • Laurie
    June 12, 2018

    These were very good. I made a couple of small substitutions because of what I had on hand. Will defy be making every time wild caught salmon is on sale!
    I froze some to make for a quick meal but they still didn’t last long! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2018

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Laurie! Reply

    • Ramonda
      June 12, 2018

      Hi Laurie, I was wondering about freezing up some of these patties for later… did they freeze well for you? Reply

  • Ramonda Rose
    June 11, 2018

    This recipe was so delicious!! Using what I had in my pantry… in place of the fresh salmon I used 2 cans (5 oz each) of Starkist Pink Salmon and in place of olive oil, I used avocado oil. Will be making this one again soon. Next time I want to try your tartar sauce too! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Ramonda. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

    • Patty Foley
      June 19, 2018

      I am not finding the tartar sauce recipe. Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 19, 2018

        Hi Patty, You can find it hereReply

  • Kim Lampert
    June 11, 2018

    Hi. What are the nutrition facts for these? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2018

      Kim, we are working on adding nutrition labels and metric measurements on all of our recipes. It’s a slow process since it is one recipe at a time. Until all of the recipes are updated, check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you! Reply

  • Sue Potter
    June 11, 2018

    I am going to try these right away…looks delish! I can’t seem to find your homemade tartar sauce recipe tho… Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2018

      Welcome to our blog, Sue! You can find the tartar sauce recipe here Reply

    • PATRICIA GARCIA
      June 15, 2018

      it is highlighted in red in the print-friendly recipe Reply

  • Diane Hickey.
    June 8, 2018

    VRILLIANT .THANKS NATASHA🤗🤗🤗🤗🤣 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2018

      Thank you for following our blog, Diane! Reply

  • Michelle
    May 9, 2018

    hi! I make these all the time and love them. Do you think they would freeze well? thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2018

      Hi Michelle, I imagine cooked patties would freeze well but I’m not sure if the patties would fall apart or not if they are frozen before cooking. If you experiment, let me know how it goes! Reply

      • michelle
        May 22, 2018

        they froze really well and tasted just as good when we ate them! I wrapped each burger in foil individually before freezing. Reply

  • ERIN HAYNES
    May 7, 2018

    Hi! I want to make these but interested in using almond meal in place of panko. Has anyone tried to make these gluten free? Thanks in Advance. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 8, 2018

      Hi Erin, one of my readers wrote in with a very helpful review on that: ” Made this to the recipe – except I used almond meal instead of bread crumbs. It was a huge hit, as was the tartar sauce.” I haven’t tested it myself but you might start with using a little less of the almond meal since it is more dense than breadcrumbs so it doesn’t dry out your mixture.  Reply

    • Sandra
      June 12, 2018

      I used ground up pork rinds instead of the panko and omitted worchestershire to make it keto friendly, then sauteed in avocado oil and butter. Really good. Reply

  • Tania
    May 7, 2018

    This recipe is now in the regular rotation for weekly meals in my home. The husband loves them and the toddler loves them too. I use canned tuna and it works great! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2018

      You’re welcome Tania! I’m glad your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Amy Boanca
    May 2, 2018

    Can’t stop drooling scroling through your facebook page!
    My husband loves salmon so I had this recipe in my mind for a while and I made it today! I made the last one little bit bigger, kind of like a hamburger for him to take tomorrow to work! I bet he’s going to love it, I know I did! Thanks sooo much! Greetings from Spain Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2018

      My pleasure Heather! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe just as much as I do. Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • SR
    May 2, 2018

    I am having trouble printing your salmon recipe and the tarter sauce recipe.
    I don’t have problems with others. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 2, 2018

      Hi SR, I am not able to replicate the issue. When I click the “print” button in the print-friendly section, I am seeing the print screen and then I click print and it prints. You will have to go to the tartar sauce recipe page to open and print the tartar sauce. I hope that helps! 🙂 Reply

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