Salmon Patties, A Simple Dinner Recipe

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Salmon Patties, A Simple Dinner Recipe

When I was growing up my mom always used to make Tuna Patties for us. I really liked them a lot. When I am making fish patties for my family it always reminds me of great memories of her. Don’t you love it when you can get those great memory triggers when doing an everyday task. 🙂

My family really likes fish, but fresh fish can be a little expensive. But canned fish can be a great buy. I like to grab canned salmon when it is on sale so I can make this recipe often for my family. This recipe is a quick and easy recipe too. I can usually get the salmon patties done in about the time to takes to make the rice for a side dish.

I like to mix up the breadcrumbs with the seasonings in the food processor. I like how the processors cuts the onions really small so you don’t end up with a big chunk of onion.

Breading Ingredient Salmon Patties

I use the canned salmon that contains bones. I don’t find it very hard to remove the bones and skin but if the thought of picking those items out just doesn’t sit well with you, you can get the salmon that is bone and skin free just like tuna. I add the salmon to the breadcrumbs and add an egg.

Egg, Seasoned Bread Crumbs and Salmon

Then just mix well and form into patties. I usually will get 5-6 salmon patties out of one can of salmon. I heat a skillet on medium heat and melt some coconut oil in the pan. Then add the patties to the warm pan and let them cook until browned on the first side and then flip and brown on the second side.

In Pan to Fry
Salmon Patties Cooking Upclose
Half Cooked Salmon Patties

Once cooked we serve them with a side of rice and some homemade tartar sauce on top.

Salmon Patty on Plate

Salmon Patties

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Course Dinner
Cuisine American


  • 1 large can of Salmon
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 T Coconut Oil
  • 2 t dried Dill Weed
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/4 t Pepper
  • 1 slice Whole Wheat Bread broken into pieces
  • 1/2 Onion chopped


  • Process the bread into crumbs. Then add the onion, dill weed, pepper, and salt to breadcrumbs and process again.
  • Place the breadcrumb mixture into a bowl and add the salmon and one egg. Break up the salmon with a fork and mix well. Then form into patties.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Once the pan is warm add the patties and cook until browned on the first side.
  • Then flip and cook on the other side until brown.
  • Serve with tartar sauce.
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7 thoughts on “Salmon Patties, A Simple Dinner Recipe”

  1. I make salmon patties often. Since there is just me I wrap each patty and put in the freezer for a meal later. I cook the patty just before serving. Yes and i do make tartar sauce to go with the patty. Last time I had guests who requested the already made salmon patties and ate two or three each. Easy dinner from the freezer and rice cooker.

  2. This is a P. S. I make my tartar sauce by finely chopped dill pickle and then mixed with mayonnaise. That is all. People keep asking for my recipe. So easy!

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