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Salmon patties quickly brown and cook in a sauté pan.

Salmon Patties Recipe

Canned salmon patties or loaf (instructions for frying or baking).

Course Fish, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword fish recipes, fried fish, salmon, salmon patties recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Recipe Idea Shop/Lois Carter Crawford


  • 1 14-ounce can Alaskan Wild Caught Salmon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 medium onion (about 1/2 cup, chopped) (or 4 green onions, sliced, white and tender green parts only)
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs (or cornflake crumbs)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


Fried Option

  1. Mix all of the ingredients until everything is thoroughly mixed.
  2. Split the mixture evenly into four parts. Shape each part into a patty (like a hamburger patty).

  3. Heat oil in a skillet and fry for about 8-10 minutes per side until they are nice and browned and thoroughly cooked through.
  4. Serve with White Milk Gravy and Peas.

Baked Option

  1. If you would like to bake this as a Salmon Loaf, after you mix all the ingredients, oil a loaf pan and shape the mixture into a loaf instead of patties.

  2. Put the salmon mixture in the loaf pan and schmoosh it down so it evenly fills the pan.

  3. Bake the loaf at 350F degrees for about 45 minutes until hot throughout.

  4. The top and sides should also be nicely browned.

  5. Serve it as you would meatloaf, but top it with white milk gravy and peas.


Recipe Notes

Note: I pick all the bones out of the canned salmon because I don't like them, but if you want to get more calcium in your diet, leave them in the mix and eat them. The bones are fairly soft and most people do not pick them out, and they simply eat them.