Alaskan Salmon Patties Recipe

This recipe was submitted by reader, Virginia St. John. With her husband, Virginia lives in Alaska and is a mother of two young boys. She was inspired by a recipe in Parenting Magazine and modified that recipe to fit her family's tastes. Thank you for sharing this with us, Virginia!
I thought with all of this big game hunting going on, salmon would be a change from the red meat and dig into the pantry. It took me only 10 minutes of prep time, then 10 minutes cooking (since I had to cook two batches). I served the salmon cakes/patties with a salad and brown rice, but they really go with anything. I was just really excited that my kids loved them, especially since they were very reluctant as I was prepping.  I made these amazing salmon cakes that even my kids devoured with some of the canned salmon I have stashed in my pantry (thanks to all those salmon caught dipnetting in Knik two years ago!). The Salmon Patties were tasty and so simple to make ,  a recipe I just had to share! Salmon Patties (adapted from: "Parenting's Love in Spoonfuls" cookbook) Makes:about 10 patties
  • 1 can red salmon, skinned and boned (pink salmon can be used; my 1 can=1 1/2-2 cups packed)
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Unsweetened applesauce or plain yogurt for dipping (optional)
1. In a large mixing bowl, flake the salmon, breaking it up with a fork and double-checking for any bones. Remove any remaining bones. 2. Add the onion, eggs, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper to taste, and mix well. Using your hands, roll the mixture into 10 little balls and flatten slightly to make the patties. Dust lightly with additional bread crumbs. 3. In a frying pan over medium heat, warm the oil. When it's hot, add the salmon patties and cook until golden on the underside, about 2 minutes. Turn the patties and cook until the second side is golden, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain briefly, cut into halves or quarters. Check the temperature before serving, then serve them with applesauce or yogurt for dipping. (My kids completely bypassed the applesauce I gave them and they used a little ketchup. I'm sure tartar sauce could work here too.)  My oldest  chose to just pick up the patty and eat it whole like a burger. After each one, he was asking for more and ended up eating 4! 4. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days or freeze up to 3 months. To reheat, microwave 20 to 30 seconds. Enjoy!


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NicoleMoffat April 17, 2021

I tried this tonight and it was awesome!!

DavidPersinger April 17, 2021

I tried this and it was deelish!  Thanks for posting.  Also, for those readers that don’t have jarred salmon at home….. I just baked a salmon filet, flaked it (watch out for bones!), and made the patties that way.  They turned out awesome!  
Also, I plugged the recipe into “my fitness pal” and it is very low cal, only about 240 calories per serving (about 3 patties).  I served them up with some steamed veggies and the whole meal was very filling and satisfied my craving for something homemade! :)  It’s so nice to find healthy recipes that also keep the taste buds happy.
 Again, thanks for posting!!

jobeanqueen April 17, 2021

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