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a plate with three salmon patties, a lemon wedge, and dip

Salmon Patties

This salmon patties recipe is an inexpensive pantry meal that's ready in just 30 minutes! They're ultra crispy on the outside, flaky and moist inside, and supremely flavorful with fresh herbs.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon cakes recipe, salmon patties recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 patties
Calories 235kcal


  • 1 (14.75) ounce can salmon see note
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped (optional but recommended)
  • 1/4 cup scallions chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil for frying


  • Drain the salmon and add it to a medium prep bowl. If your salmon isn't boneless/skinless, pick those pieces out. Flake the salmon with a fork.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except for the olive oil) to the bowl and mix together gently.
  • Form into 6 patties that are about 1/2" thick.
  • Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Let the pan heat up for a few minutes, then fry the patties in two batches for about 3-4 minutes/side or until they're lightly browned on both sides. Add a splash more oil to the pan for the second batch if needed.
  • Serve warm. I love to serve these with tzatziki or remoulade sauce (or any garlicky mayo/aioli will work!) along with lemon wedges.


  • You can use cooked fresh salmon vs. canned salmon if you prefer (just pop a piece in the oven or use up leftover cooked salmon). As far as canned salmon goes, I prefer sockeye salmon as it has better color and flavor, in my opinion, but it can be harder to find. Pink salmon is easily available and will work for this recipe. 
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 581mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 1mg