salmon patties worth writing home to mother about!

a recipe by
Michael Hall
Goodland, IN

Growing up my Mother made wonderful Salmon Patties and always served them with fried potatoes and creamed peas on the side. I remember her base recipe, though it wasn't written, and have used it to come up with my own version. This recipe has been a work in process, for many years, as Salmon Patties, which can be boring and bland, can be spectacular if treated correctly. I think I finally came up with the right combination of ingredients, that are not only full of flavor, but will fry up crispy and golden every time. I hope you enjoy this classic as much as I do.

serves 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For salmon patties worth writing home to mother about!

  • 2 can
    14.75 oz pink salmon, bones and skin removed; juice reserved
  • 1 bag
    10 oz louisiana seasoned crispy fish fry mix
  • 6 Tbsp
    mayonnaise, i use dukes
  • 2 tsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 2 lg
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • lard or vegetable oil for frying.

How To Make salmon patties worth writing home to mother about!

  • 1
    Drain Salmon, reserving the juice, and add to a large bowl. Remove skin and bones and lightly flake apart.
  • 2
    Starting with 8 oz of the Fish Fry Mix, add together with all other ingredients, into the bowl with salmon.
  • 3
    Mix together thoroughly. If mixture is too wet, add more Fish Fry mix. If mixture seems too dry, add some of the reserved juice from the salmon.
  • 4
    In a large, cast iron preferred, skillet over Med-High heat, add lard, or vegetable oil. Bring up to temperature and add patties to skillet.
  • 5
    Cook untill edges begin browing and you have a nice golden brown color on bottom side, about 4-5 minutes. Flip patties, carefully, and cook another 4-5 minutes or until crispy golden. Serve Warm.

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