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Fried Salmon Patties

These Fried Salmon Patties (or salmon cakes) are tender and flaky on the inside, golden and crispy on the outside.

They are super easy and made with delicious fresh salmon, onion, red bell pepper, herbs and spices.

Top them with your favorite rémoulade, aioli, or tartar sauce.

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Fresh Salmon Patties for Two

Need something to serve with these salmon cakes? Try these Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes or this Creamy Green Bean Casserole.

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How to make easy Fried Salmon Patties

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the salmon filet skin-side down, brush with 1 Tbsp olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.

salmon filet sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Bake uncovered for 10-15 min, depending on the thickness, just until cooked through.

Dice the onion and red pepper into small fine pieces and set aside.

finely diced onion and red pepper.

Remove the salmon from the oven and cover with foil. Let it rest for about 10 minutes.

Discard the salmon skin, and flake the meat with two forks. Remove any bones, and allow to cool.

two forks flaking cooked salmon.

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.

Add 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp butter and the finely diced onion and bell pepper. Cook and stir occasionally until softened about 5 minutes, then remove from heat.

onion and red pepper cooking in a pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cooled flaked salmon, cooked onion and bell pepper, Panko bread crumbs, beaten egg, mayo, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and minced fresh parsley. Stir to combine.

salmon, onion, red pepper, panko crumbs, egg, maoy, worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and black pepper mixed in a bowl.

Form into 4 round patties and press them into 1/2″ thickness.

4 salmon patties formed on a cutting board.
Salmon Patties

In the same frying pan, heat 1 Tbsp cooking oil and 1 Tbsp butter over medium heat.

Place the salmon cakes in the hot pan and cook for about 4 min per side or until golden brown and cooked through. If salmon patties brown too quickly, reduce the heat.

Remove the salmon cakes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

4 salmon cakes draining on paper towel.

Serve and Enjoy!

2 servings of easy fresh salmon cakes on a platter.
Fried Salmon Patties Recipe

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Fried Salmon Patties

Fried Salmon Patties (or salmon cakes) are tender and flaky on the inside, golden and crispy on the outside. They are super easy and made with delicious fresh salmon, onion, red bell pepper, herbs and spices. Top them with your favorite rémoulade, aioli, or tartar sauce. Ready in 35 minutes!
4.72 from 21 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 627 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ lb salmon filets
  • Salt and Black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • ½ of a small onion
  • ¼ of a red bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter (divided)
  • ½ cup Panko Japanese Bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp mayo
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp Garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place salmon filet skin-side down, brush with 1 Tbsp olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
  • Bake uncovered for 10-15 min, depending on thickness, just until cooked through.
  • Dice onion and red pepper into small fine pieces and set aside.
  • Remove salmon from oven and cover with foil. Let rest about 10 minutes.
  • Discard salmon skin, flake meat with two forks. Remove any bones, and allow to cool.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp butter and finely diced onion and bell pepper. Cook and stir occasionally until softened about 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine cooled flaked salmon, cooked onion and bell pepper, Panko bread crumbs, beaten egg, mayo, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and minced fresh parsley. Stir to combine.
  • Form into 4 round patties and press them into 1/2" thick patties.
  • In same frying pan, heat 1 Tbsp cooking oil and 1 Tbsp butter over medium heat.
  • Place salmon cakes in pan and cook about 4 min per side or until golden brown and cooked through. If salmon patties brown too quickly, reduce heat.
  • Remove salmon cakes to a paper-towel lined plate to drain.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 627kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 28gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 864mgPotassium: 729mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1306IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 3mg
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pat

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

can i double receipe thank you

Zona

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

Hi Pat, yes that should work just fine. Enjoy!

Carol

Thursday 12th of August 2021

I made these with some leftover blackened salmon from last night, and they turned out DELICIOUS. Really tasty. Since school starts next week, I'm freezing the remaining two for a quick and easy dinner one night when I'm not up for cooking from scratch. Thank you!

Zona

Friday 13th of August 2021

Hi Carol, that does sound delicious! And the meal prep for later is great too. So glad you enjoyed them.

Patti

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Can the leftovers be frozen? This recipe sounds delicious!

Zona

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Hi Patti, I believe you can. Once you cook the patties, cool them completely, and freeze in an air tight container or zipper baggie. You may want to separate them with layers of parchment paper in between. Try reheating them in the oven, wrapped in foil at first until heated through, then a minute or two unwrapped.

Alice Wilson

Sunday 13th of December 2020

These are really scrumptious! Adjust all ingredients to taste and YUM YUM!!!

Anita Goodman

Monday 31st of August 2020

Would this recipe work for a can of salmon?

Zona

Monday 31st of August 2020

Hi Anita, I have tried it with canned salmon and the recipe worked fine for me however, I wasn't impressed with the texture and taste as much and felt like the fresh salmon was so much better. Thanks for your question and I hope this helps.