Southern Fried Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties are a quick and easy recipe using canned Salmon. They are fried to a crispy golden brown on the outside yet tender on the inside. This recipe only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and will be on the table fast for your hungry family.

Salmon Patties are known in many households in the south. Growing up, I can remember my mom whipping up a batch of salmon patties for dinner in the evenings. It is common for most people in the south to have a can of Salmon in their pantry; at least everyone I know has a can on hand for those nights when dinner needs to be fast. 🙂

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Southern Fried Salmon Patties
Southern Fried Salmon Patties

A dear friend, Bill, would make the best Salmon Patties. Several times a year, he would cook up a big batch and bring them to my family and me to enjoy for several days. His salmon patties were thin and crispy. He always added an extra secret ingredient to his patties (a little shake-shake) he would call it. But it was really A LOT of hot pepper. 🙂 We always loved to see Bill coming with his salmon patties. 🙂 Feel free to add hot pepper flakes to yours if so desired. They are tasty, and the hot pepper will undoubtedly kick it up a notch.

A Budget Friendly Meal

Salmon Patties are very inexpensive to make, and one can of Salmon can go a long way. Plus, they can be mixed, fried, and on the table in no time. This is a simple recipe, but a good recipe. Just add a few buttered biscuits and you are all set for a fabulous treat.

Ingredients Needed for Salmon Patties

1 can (14.75 ounces) Pink Salmon
1 egg
1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
salt and pepper to taste
Hot Pepper Flakes–optional

 

How To Make Salmon Patties

Drain salmon. Place in a mixing bowl. Remove bones and skin, flake with a fork.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Shape into patties about the size of a burger.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add patties. Depending on the size of your patties–Cook about 5 minutes on each side. Adjust your time, depending on the thickness of each patty.
Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve immediately.

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Southern Style Salmon Patties
Southern Style Salmon Patties

Tips for Canned Salmon

Most of the time, when I buy Salmon, it comes with skin and bones. I like to place the Salmon on a plate, open the Salmon down the middle and remove the bones and skin. The bones are very fragile, so don’t worry if you happen to leave a few. They will crush as you mix the patties.
Feel free to substitute leftover salmon from dinner.
If the mixture is too thick, add another tablespoon of mayonnaise.

 

What to Serve with Salmon Patties

Rice and Corn Casserole
Corn on the Cob
Buttered Biscuits
Side Salad

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Southern Fried Salmon Patties

Southern Fried Salmon Patties

Gina Abernathy
Salmon Patties are a quick and easy recipe using canned Salmon. They are fried to a crispy golden brown on the outside yet tender on the inside. This recipe only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and will be the table fast for your hungry family.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14.75 ounce can Pink Salmon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes optional

Instructions
 

  • Drain salmon. Place in a mixing bowl. Remove bones and skin, flake with a fork.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Shape into patties about the size of a burger.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add patties. Depending on the size of your patties--Cook about 5 minutes on each side. Adjust your time, depending on the thickness of each patty.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve immediately.

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never had these before but they sound so tasty! And so easy too. I honestly didn’t know salmon came canned but that sounds like something I should keep stocked in my pantry

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