Saturday, January 8, 2011

An easy meal that my whole family loves!

My husband grew up loving Salmon Patties, I had NEVER had them! Early in our marriage, I asked his mom for the recipe. For a while, I followed it to the letter, but over time I have really changed it up to make it my own. The nice part about Salmon Patties is that they are cheap to make and they use pantry items that I keep on hand.

When making Salmon Patties, you can use the super cheap canned salmon that has bones and skin. That's what my mother-in-law uses, but I am a little freaked out by what it looks I buy boneless/skinless. It comes in a can like Tuna or a foil packet. The cans go on sale at Walgreens every couple of weeks.

In a large bowl, mix 3 cans of salmon (drained), 2 eggs, 1 TBS of Lemon Juice (reserve half the lemon for wedges to serve with dinner), approx 35 Saltines (crushed very fine), salt, pepper, 1 tsp of your favorite seafood seasoning and 1-2 TBS of milk....depending on how dry your mixture is.  You want it to hold together nicely...adjust by adding more milk or a few extra saltines.

Form into thin patties and place on waxed paper.

My mother-in-law fries hers....I use my non-stick skillet and just brush the pan with a little vegetable oil. I work in batches placing each finished set in a 200 degree oven to hold. This recipe makes 8 large patties- enough for 3-4 servings.

I always serve mine with lemon wedges, wild rice and a cooked veggie- but we went for raw veggies and dip this time :) Even my two-year old devours these!

NOTE: I have also made this using leftover Fresh Cooked Salmon...I chill my leftover Salmon overnight. This really puts them over the top :)


  1. I have never had salmon patties, but a friend of mine makes them all the time. I don't know why I haven't tried it yet, since we love salmon. I guess I should try it, your recipe sounds so easy!

  2. Oh my gosh, my mom used to make these when I was a kid. She used the chum salmon in a can (with the skin and bones). I remember helping to "debone" it quite often! :o) Never would have thought to make it this way so I did yesterday. So good! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Is packaged/canned salmon really fishy? More so than fresh? I've never tried it, but this recipe sounds delicious. :)

  4. It smells less fishy than canned tuna, and once combined with the fresh lemon juice...I don't think these taste fishy at all :)