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canned salmon patties (the best)

(9 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

This recipe has been in my family for many years. I changed the bland original and tweaked it a bit. Added the grated onion, lemon juice, and dill seed. Then fry in butter. My friends say it is a "Recipe to Die For!" in a manor of speaking only. The picture of my mom (June E.) and dad (Andy E.) in Chicago 1944 is because he loved salmon, as I do. We could and would eat it cold right from the can! Must be our Finnish heritage.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We really liked this salmon patty recipe. It's super easy to make which is always a bonus. Fresh veggies add flavor add a bit of texture to the patties. The flavor of salmon is really the star so if you love salmon this recipe is for you. No one will ever guess it was canned. We loved the crust and flavor frying in butter creates. Nancy gave several serving options. We opted for fresh lemon and a little bit of dill. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(9 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For canned salmon patties (the best)

  • 1 can
    salmon, 14.75 oz
  • 1/3 c
    bread crumbs
  • 2
    green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/4 c
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, for frying
  • lemon and dill, for garnish

How To Make canned salmon patties (the best)

  • Cleaning canned salmon.
    Drain salmon. Remove bones and skin.
  • Salmon, bread crumbs, onion, celery, mayonnaise, and egg in a bowl.
    In a large bowl combine salmon, bread crumbs, onion, celery, mayonnaise, and beaten egg.
  • Mixing salmon patty ingredients together.
  • Forming salmon patties.
    Shape into 4 even-sized patties. Two for dinner. And two the next day for a salmon burger. Condiments of your choice.
  • Melting butter in a skillet.
    In a large saute pan, melt butter on low.
  • Salmon patties placed in the skillet.
    Add salmon patties.
  • Frying salmon patties until golden brown.
    Cook on medium until golden brown on each side and cooked through.
  • Inside of a salmon patty.
    I like to serve a patty with boiled, and cut up cooked potatoes, a hard-boiled egg, cream gravy, and my Candied Crunchy Dill Pickles on the side. Sprinkle a little dill seed and a splash of lemon juice on the patties.
  • my mom and dad
    My mom and dad.