Salmon Patties

How to make Salmon Patties or Salmon Cakes.

This recipe makes approximately 8 patties.


15 oz  wild caught salmon.  
    I use Great King Wild Red Salmon.  It has the best flavor and color.  I have also used leftover grilled or 
    broiled wild caught red salmon for this recipe too.  Pink salmon will work fine if you don’t have red.
2 eggs
    I prefer farm fresh free range eggs, but if they are not available, try to get the eggs that say
   high lutien, or high omega on the package.  These eggs are more nutrient dense than other
   eggs in the stores.
16 butter crackers broken into corse pieces.  
    I have tried bread crumbs and other crackers, but these butter crackers give the best flavor.
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp freeze dried red onion  
    you can use shallots or thinly sliced fresh onion or onion powder if you wish.
1/4 tsp dried parsley

1/4 cup grape seed oil to fry them in.
I use Spectrum Grape Seed Oil. This is perfect for frying.  It has a high smoke point and is safe for frying.  
You could also use safflower oil or coconut oil.  But I prefer the taste (or lack of taste) and beautiful results of Grape Seed Oil when frying.

Place your salmon and juices into your bowl.   Gently flake the meat apart and mash any bones or skin. 

Add the rest of your ingredients.  Stir gently till mixed.  Let rest about five minutes untill all the juices are evenly absorbed by the mix.

Gently shape a handful of mix into a patty shape.  Don’t press hard or you will end up with a dry patty.

Place patties into a hot pan with hot oil.  Be careful not to get burned. 

Let the patties cook on medium heat for 4 minutes.  Turn the patties over and cook another 4 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown. 

These turn out fantastic !  Better taste and texture than any crab cake ! 

They are cruchy on the outside, and perfectly moist on the inside.   Serve them up with your favorite tarter sauce if you wish.  But they are perfect without tarter sauce!

I usually serve these with boiled potatoes, carrot sticks, and petite peas.  Truly a comfort meal.  These go wonderful with a rice side dish, or pasta dish too.  Sometimes I will double the recipe, and use the leftover patties in sandwiches during the week.

Salmon Patties are great for a meal or snack anytime of year.   The Kids love them, and usually ask for more.  It is also fun for the kids to help make the patties too.  Have them help measure, add, stir, count, and form the patties. 

I served these tonight for our Christmas Eve dinner.

Christmas Eve Menu

Salmon Patties (or if you prefer the fancy name Salmon Cakes)
Fried Potatoes
Italian Wedding Soup
Raw Vegetables with Ranch Dip
Peanut Butter Cookies
Cowboy Cookies
Savory Christmas Popcorn

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About Melinda Weiser

I am a sinner, saved by grace. I am on a journey and offer to share my story with the hope that it will bless you. My one desire is to bring glory to my creator. I am a wife and the mother of 6 children, plus two in heaven. I enjoy homeschooling, research, teaching, homesteading, natural gardening, grass based farming, cooking, fresh raw milk, herbs, children, midwifery, and music. I am a writer, biblical mentor, and also work part time in the healthy foods and vitamin business I have a BSW degree from Kansas State University, and trained professionally as a medical social worker, biblical counselor, tutor, and vocal performer. Thank you for stopping by to read about our homeschool and family life adventures. Be blessed!

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