Salmon Patties

Growing up, my mom used to make these for dinner. It has always been known as a “comfort food” dinner to me. My brother loved this dinner so much that he used to request it as his “birthday dinner” from my mom each year. It is almost always made with a side of mashed potatoes and spinach in our house. Not only is this meal quite simple to make, it has tons of flavor, and its inexpensive!!



  • 1 can Wild Alaska Red Salmon (de-boned and de-skinned)
  • 1 egg
  • 5-8 single square saltine crackers, crushed finely
  • 1/2-1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Flour (for coating)
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Oil (enough to cover bottom of skillet)



  1. Drain and remove bones/skin from salmon.
  2. In a bowl, mix salmon,egg, saltine crackers, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Form into patties.
  4. Place oil in skillet heat over medium heat.
  5. Dip patties in flour and drop in pan.
  6. Slowly fry in skillet until slightly brown, about 3 minutes per side.
  7. Remove and place on plate with napkin to absorb excess oil.
  8. Enjoy!


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2 years 9 months ago

What size was your can of Salmon? I need a recipe for this can of Salmon I’ve had staring at me from the cupboard for a while. Thanks.

Kristin and Adriana
2 years 9 months ago

I believe it was 14.75 oz :)

Geneva Bunch
Geneva Bunch
2 years 3 months ago

I make my salmon (I grew up calling them “croquettes”) patties with corn meal instead of saltines. I use a small amount of flour in the patties with egg, but roll them in white corn meal. But, your recipe sounds good as well, so next time I make them, your recipe will be the one I use.

2 years 3 months ago

I grew up eating croquettes for brkfst w/grits and eggs, lunch and dinner, always a good comfort food for me!