Sharon Richardson Recipe

Fried Salmon Patties

By Sharon Richardson mommasnthekitchen

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Sharon's Story

This is my grandmother's simple, but delicious recipe for golden, fried salmon patties. SOOO good! :)


(2) 15-oz. can(s)
pink salmon
2 sleeves
saltine crackers, crumbled
raw eggs
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Drain canned salmon. Remove bones and "skin," if desired. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together: salmon, saltine cracker crumbs, eggs, salt & pepper. Form into patties (approx. 3" diameter). Cover bottom of 10" skillet w/shallow layer of cooking oil -enough to come up around the sides of patties, when placed in oil. Fry patties in hot oil, about 5 minutes on each side, until crispy, golden brown. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. 2 cans will make 18-19 patties, allowing about 3 patties each, for 6 people.
Note: You may want to cook these outside, using an extension cord and an electric skillet; or, if you have a side burner on your gas grill, you could fry them over that, to keep your home from having the scent of salmon lingering for the next couple of days. ha! But, even if you have to put up w/the lingering scent for a little while, these patties taste so good, it's worth it! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Collection: Food on the Run
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #salmon, #easy, #Fried

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Joanne Cavallone Corse Atokad1
Aug 28, 2011
Hi Sharon, I remember this dish my mother use to make for us, I loved it. Never got the recipe from her. This is it, it's the crackers, but I thought that it was a little dry, maybe add some chopped onion and celery or green pepper and lemon juice and maybe mayonaise for moistness. I made them for dinner today, it brought me back a few years. I definitely will make them again and think of you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Joanne C.
patti reckinger thewizedecison
Aug 28, 2011
Hi Sharon, I just wanted to say that we use the seasoned breadcrumbs. We also love to put them on a hamburger buns. The adding lemon juice sounds pretty good too, next time I'll be adding a bit of that too!! :)
Sharon Richardson mommasnthekitchen
Aug 26, 2011
I like the idea of adding lemon juice, Annette! I may have to try that! ...The breadcrumbs sound good, too, Patti. ...Sue, my grandmother would even make a gravy out of the leftover drippings to dip the patties in. (I know salmon gravy probably sounds gross, but it was actually pretty good!) If my grandmother was out of crackers, she would just mix some flour into the salmon before she pattied them out. Sometimes, she would roll them in cornmeal before frying,too. :)
Annette McKinney haunyouck
Aug 26, 2011
My same recipe only i put a little lemon juice in mine too. Sounds good might have to have these soon.
patti reckinger thewizedecison
Aug 25, 2011
My Mom made these all the time during lent, she would use seasoned breadcrumbs. Thanks for sharing and they will be tomorrows dinner!!