Teresa G.


Easy and delicious, this recipe is an updated version of my mom's. She used cracker crumbs, I use panko. She used Wonder bread, I use hearty white or challah. I use fish sauce, she used a little of the juice from the can. Instead of margarine or oil, I use real butter. I think she would approve. (Recipe may be halved, but we really enjoy making enough for a second meal and sandwiches!)

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Makes 8 patties
30 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


2 can(s)
salmon (14.75 oz.)
2 large
eggs, beaten
1/4 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
fish sauce
2 1/2 to 3 slice
hearty white bread, torn into tiny pieces (dime-size)
1 c
panko (japanese breadcrumbs)
6 Tbsp
salted butter


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1Drain and discard liquid from salmon; discard bones and skin, if desired.

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2Place salmon in mixing bowl; mix salt and fish sauce into beaten eggs; pour over salmon.

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3Using well-washed hands (food service gloves recommended,) mix lightly, add torn white bread crumbs and mix well, but try to preserve some larger pieces of salmon.

4Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

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5Pat the salmon down into the bowl evenly; use a knife to score and cut into 8 equal pieces (or you may just "eyeball" it, if you prefer.)

6Form each piece into a ball and place on baking sheet.

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7Place panko in a shallow bowl or pie pan.

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8Form a ball of the salmon into a patty, about an inch thick; place patty in panko, press it lightly and cover all sides with the panko.

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9Return patty to baking sheet; repeat until all patties are coated with panko.

10Place baking sheet with patties in refrigerator and allow to chill for 20 to 30 minutes.

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11In large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat; add salmon patties and fry, checking for browning, for approximately 7 minutes per side. Adjust heat as necessary to prevent over-browning. Add more of the butter as needed, especially as they are turned.

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12Press the patties lightly as they fry. They will be firm and browned when finished. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

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13Cover and refrigerate leftovers. Makes a great sandwich, also.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #sandwich, #Seafood