Southern Salmon Patties

Pamela Stevens


I learned to make these by watching my Aunt Helen as a child. I have made them throughout my 33 yrs of marriage. My husband and children love them. My 32 yr. old son recently asked me for the recipe. I searched the internet for a recipe that was closest as I did not have a recipe written down. This is the closest to the way I learned. I use the boneless/skinless cans though, as I don't like to pick the skin and bones out. I also add shredded cheddar or cheddar jack cheese to mine. This is a southern recipe that all of my family from the south make and love.


★★★★★ 3 votes

4: 2 patties each (cook 3-5 side)
10 Min
5 Min


  • 2 can(s)
    pink or alaskan salmon, i use boneless/skinless
  • 2 large
  • 1 medium
    onion, finely minced ( do not use food processor)
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs (i use progresso or contadina)
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar or cheddar/jack cheese
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste, sometimes i use garlic salt instead of regular
  • 3 Tbsp
    oil, for frying (i use canola oil)

How to Make Southern Salmon Patties


  1. 1. Drain the salmon and pick out round backbones and larger pieces of skin if you don't use the boneless/skinless type.

    2. Put salmon in a large bowl and add eggs, onion, cheddar cheese, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper.

    3. Mix together until well blended and form into patties. I usually get 8 or 9 out of 2 cans of salmon.

    4. Pour oil into skillet and heat on medium-high heat. I always use my cast iron skillet, but you can also use a non-stick skillet.

    5. Place patties in pan and fry about 3-5 minutes on each side, until well browned and crisp.

    6. Drain on paper towel lined plate for a few minutes before serving.

    7. Serve with ketchup or tartar sauce. (My son used to smother his with ketchup and my husband used to ask him if he wanted a little bit of salmon patties with his ketchup).

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About Southern Salmon Patties

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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