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Salmon Patties

I am a huge salmon fan.  Like my fanaticism surrounding the sport of hockey, I find new and delicious ways to serve salmon all the time.  My favorite is simple and grilled on cedar planks.

I have also done salmon with lentils in a crock pot.  The lentils cook all day and the salmon goes in on top of parchment paper to steam when you get home from work for 25 minutes.  It is a wonderful recipe and tastes delicious.

This past week I wanted salmon and just couldn’t justify the current market price for fresh salmon.  I always keep a can of salmon available, just in case of power outages and such in the winter months.  So, I went in search of a salmon patty recipe that I had all the ingredients on hand.  This in itself is no easy task.

As I do with many recipes, I modified this one I found on AllRecipes.com slightly as I did not have dill weed or celery salt available.  My version is below.


  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup garlic and herb seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup dry potato flakes
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


In a medium bowl, mix salmon, eggs, garlic and herb seasoned dry bread crumbs, dry potato flakes, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into 2 inch balls, and flatten into patties about 1/2 inch thick.

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. In batches, cook patties about 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.

And the final product

6 thoughts on “Salmon Patties

    1. I ate mine with just a squeeze of lemon juice. The kids put them between bread with a variety of different stuff on them – tartar sauce, honey mustard, who know what else.

  1. Sounds good! I will try the Lentil recipe! I’m always looking to use the crock pot in ways other than stew. My boys are not big crock pot dinner fans, but I am!

    I used left over salmon and made a salmon bisque using a crab bisque recipe. It was delicious!

    1. If I manage to find where I tucked that issue of Clean Eating magazine with the salmon and lentils in the crock pot recipe, I will post it. It was delicious. It also was great as I served two seatings of dinner – the kids early as there were evening activities, a friend and I a bit later.

  2. That sounds good! 🙂 I like to make veggie burgers using mashed lima beans. Black beans are also good to use. LOL There’s ample seasoning, onion, a lil’ egg and some filler and whatnot. They’re really pretty good! I’m going to try your recipe next! 🙂

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