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Easy Salmon Patties – This salmon recipe will be one of your favorite lunch or dinner meal. They are easy to make, tasty and full of flavor. So crispy on the outside and yet so flaky and tasty on the inside. Perfect for appetizers, burgers or sliders.

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Easy Salmon Patties Recipe

Also referred to as Salmon Cakes or Salmon Croquettes, this salmon recipe is one will soon be your go-to recipe. The herbs used in these salmon patties bring out all the flavors in this recipe. So crispy, packed with flavor, they are perfect to be served as appetizers or used for burgers or sliders. Serve this for your weekly dinner meal for your family or impress your guests at your next gathering.

patties ingredients in a bowl

How to make salmon patties

Salmon patties are generally easy to make. You need the shredded salmon, some herbs, an eggs and fillers to bind the salmon together like almond meal, oat flour, and eggs. Mix together and form balls with your hands and pat down into patties and cook over a skillet.

It comes down to what other flavors you like in your salmon patties. You can add in some fresh chili peppers or fresh sliced onions or chives. Some diced red peppers will also taste great but I prefer not to add them to patties. Other fillers that can be used are cornmeal, crackers, flour, or quinoa.

As for the salmon, I preferred making some fresh salmon and shredded them as opposed to using canned salmon. If you prefer using canned salmon for this recipe you can do so. It will still be the best salmon pattie recipe ever!

salmon cooked on skillet

How long do Salmon Patties last in the fridge

Seal your leftover salmon patties in an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. We have hardly had to save these patties for later because they are usually gone the same day or at the most the very next day. These keep well in the fridge and great to use for meal prep and heated up the next few days. Cooked salmon generally should be fine in the fridge for 5-7 days.

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What vegetable is good with salmon patties

Even though salmon patties can be best served in burgers or sliders, some love to have them as is with a side of veggies. There are a few options for you if you prefer some veggies in the mix. I will be tagging some sides below that will go well with these salmon patties. But to mention a few, steamed broccoli, green beans, grilled zucchini, or some asparagus.

salmon cakes stacked on each other

Can uncooked salmon patties be frozen?

Yes, you can absolutely prepare your salmon patties ahead and freeze them for later use. Remember not to cook the patties first, they need to remain uncooked. Place on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for about an hour. Once frozen, remove and wrap each of the patties with a plastic wrap and place in a resealable freezer bag. They can be stored for up to one month.

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Here we go, some sides that will pair well with this salmon patties recipe:

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3.84 from 6 votes

Easy Salmon Patties

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
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Total: 40 minutes
easy salmon patties
Easy to make, crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside and made with freshly baked salmon.


  • 1 Lb Salmon Fillet
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Tsp Ginger Powder
  • ¾ Cup Oat Flour
  • ¾ Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Tsp Italian Herbs Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest, zest of one lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Hot Sauce
  • Sea salt, to taste, about 1-2 teaspoon
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2-3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil, Divided


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Season the salmon with salt and paper and place it into a baking dish. Bake for about 10-12 min, then flake it with a fork.
  • In a large bowl, combine the salmon with the remaining ingredients, mixing well with your hands.
  • Take spoonfuls of the mixture and roll it into small patties.
  • Heat about a tablespoon, or more of oil, in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the salmon cakes 4 at a time, and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crips.
  • Serve with your favorite dip and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Serving size:
This recipe makes about 12 patties. Each serving consists of 3 patties. Each Pattie will be roughly 160 calories.
I preferred making fresh salmon for this recipe. You can use canned salmon.


Calories: 454kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 37gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 268mgPotassium: 1016mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 6.8mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 3.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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    1. I haven’t tested it without flour, but my first suggestion would be to use ground pork rinds in place of the oat flour. You need a bit of binder. Add a bit more almond flour.