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salmon patties

Easy Southern Salmon Patties

Quick and easy salmon patties that your family is gonna love!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 patties
Author Tera Bare


  • 1 can of salmon drained
  • 4 slices of white bread
  • 1/2 sleeve Saltine crackers
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • a squeeze of a lemon optional
  • vegetable oil


  1. Heat an electric skillet or a frying pan on medium-high.  Add just enough vegetable oil to coat the pan.  Drain the salmon and remove the large round bones.  The rest of them will soften and cook away.  Put in a large bowl.  Tear or cut bread into pieces and add to bowl.  Crush crackers and add to bowl.  I just crush them with my hands like I’m adding it to my soup.  I love the mixture of larger and smaller pieces.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  If you add lemon add just a small amount so it’s not overpowering.  You want just a hint. Mix all ingredients together.  I use my hands, but try to not overwork it.
  2. Shape into patties and place in pan or skillet.  Turn patties over when they are golden brown.  It only takes about 10-15 minutes to cook.

Recipe Notes

Serving Suggestions: Our favorite is just like when I was a kid, a side of Creamy rice and Pork n’ Beans Try with a white slaw It’s even yummy on a bun like a burger!