Seafood Essentials: Sweet Potato Salmon Patties

Andy Anderson !


I made these sweet-potato salmon patties the other evening and they were really good.

Really not much of a fuss to assemble… Pretty much easy/peasy.

I tried them three ways: One by themselves with a good dipping sauce, on a bed of wild rice, and finally as a stuffing for some brown button mushrooms. Yummy stuff.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
45 Min



  • 1 medium
    sweet potato, about 6 ounces (170g)
  • 1/2 medium
    red bell pepper, finely chopped, about 2 ounces (56g)
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow onion, finely chopped, about 1 ounce (28g)
  • 1 large
    egg, whisked
  • 4 Tbsp
    panko breadcrumbs
  • 6 oz
    salmon, canned or freshly cooked

  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne, or crushed red pepper flakes
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How to Make Seafood Essentials: Sweet Potato Salmon Patties


  2. If you are looking for an excellent sauce to use with this recipe, look no further:
    Seafood/Fish Essentials: Spicy Dill Sauce
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Wash and place the sweet potato in a 400f (205c) oven and bake until softened, about 40 – 45 minutes.
  5. When baking is complete lower the heat on the oven to 375f (190c).
  6. While it is baking, chop the bell pepper, and onion, then whisk the egg.
  7. After the sweet potato has cooled enough to handle, scoop out the flesh and mash in a mixing bowl.
  8. It should have a smooth consistency with little to no lumps… a few are okay.
  9. Add the bell pepper, onions, and egg, and combine.
  10. Add the salt and pepper, to taste, and mix to combine.
  11. Add the breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon at a time and combine until the mixture begins to firm up and resembles a thick peanut butter. Then add the salmon to the bowl and gently fold into the mixture.
  12. Take about 3 – 4 ounces (85 – 113g) roll into a ball, flatten into a disk about 1/2 inch (1.3cm), and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  13. Place into the preheated oven and bake until patties are cooked and beginning to brown, about 25 – 30 minutes.
  15. Serve on their own with some dipping sauce, or as more of a meal, by laying them on a bed of white or wild rice. Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Seafood Essentials: Sweet Potato Salmon Patties

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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