Crispy Cajun Salmon Croquettes

Gretchen ***


I love salmon patties! My granny (who passed in 2017) made them all the time. Salmon patties and southern cornbread (no sugar!!! that belongs in iced tea) are the two foods I associate with her because she made them so often, and always the same way.
This is my own version, in tribute to her. Enjoy!


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45 Min
20 Min


  • 3
    5 oz salmon pouches
  • 1/2 c
    minced red onion
  • ·
    zest of 1 lemon
  • ·
    juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2
  • 1 1/4 c
    cracker crumbs
  • ·
    panko bread crumbs for coating

How to Make Crispy Cajun Salmon Croquettes


  1. Mix salmon, lemon zest, juice, and seasonings in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs, mayo, and cracker crumbs. Mix well.

    Note: I had some leftover assorted crackers from the holidays that I needed to use up.....but you could use crushed saltines or breadcrumbs.
  3. Put the bowl in the fridge and let chill for half an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 450.
    Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and generously coat with oil (I used peanut oil).
  5. Spread panko bread crumbs on a large plate.
    Using a half cup scoop, form patties and coat both sides well with the panko.
    This made 7 good sized patties.
  6. Place on baking sheet and lightly brush tops with more oil.
    Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake an additional 8-10 minutes.
  7. I served these with a "Boom" sauce that I found on Pinterest and tweaked slightly :
    1 cup mayo, 1/3 cup ketchup, 2 T Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish, a dab of horseradish, and a pinch of salt. Whisk ingredients and store in fridge.

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About Crispy Cajun Salmon Croquettes

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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