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Southern Fried Salmon Patties

Southern fried salmon patties consists of canned salmon, green onions, chopped celery and seasoned with lemon juice and fried in butter.   And they are absolutely the best salmon patties.

 
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Salmon patties are a staple in the South that I grew up in.  My mom would make the best salmons patties and I loved them.   I didn’t realize then of the health benefits of fish, that was the last thing on my mind.   The only thing I cared about was the deliciousness of these southern fried salmon patties. 

 

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Two of these patties contain more calcium than a glass of milk.   And if these salmon patties are served with wild and brown rice and steamed vegetables, it makes them a very healthy meal.    And this easy dish is a great go-to dinner when you have forgotten to thaw meat out that you have in your freezer.   We always try to keep a couple of cans of pink salmon in the pantry for this awesome dish.

 

Southern Fried Salmon Patties Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2- 14.5 ounce cans pink salmon, drained and flaked
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups breads crumbs
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons, butter 
  • Lemon Wedges, optional

 

Equipment Needed:

  • Parchment Lined Sheet Pan
  • Skillet

 

How to make Southern Fried Salmon Patties:

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Start this recipe by opening the cans of salmon and removing the skin pieces and most of the bones.    I know everyone tells me that the bones are cooked and can be crushed in the patty but I usually pull most of them out.

In a large bowl combine the salmon, eggs, 1 cup of the bread crumbs, onions, celery, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.    Scoop up 1/2 cup of the mixture and form into patties.

 

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Place each salmon patty on a parchment-lined sheet pan that is sprinkled with breadcrumbs.  Place the patty down and then turn them over to coat both sides with the breadcrumbs.   This recipe will make 8 patties.

 

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Heat the butter in a large skillet and fry 4 patties at a time until golden brown. Remove from skillet and allow to drain on a paper towel lined plate.   Serve these Southern fried salmon patties garnished with lemon slices or wedges and sprinkles parsley or thyme.

 

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Southern fried salmon patties

Southern fried salmon patties consists of canned salmon, green onions, chopped celery and seasoned with lemon juice and fried in butter.   And they are absolutely the best salmon patties.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Salmon Patties, Salmon Patty Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Open the cans of salmon and remove the skins and most of the bones and drain off the juice.  
  • In a large bowl combine salmon, eggs, 1 cup of the breadcrumbs, green onions, celery, lemon juice, salt, and pepper
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs onto a parchment lined sheet pan
  • Scoop up 1/2 cup of the fish mixture and form into a patty,  place patty on the pan and turn to coat both sides with breadcrumbs
  • Repeat  until 8 patties are made
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat cook 4 of the patties in 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil for 8-10 minutes until golden brown, turning once.
  • Serve garnished with lemon wedges and parsley or thyme, optional

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2.1mg

Recipe Rating




Judith Williams

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Can you freeze these patties?

Evelyn

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

I'm never tried to freeze them. But if you do please let us know how it works for you. Thank you

Aimee

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

Hello! If using canned salmon without bones and skin, would you use three 5 oz. cans? I made it tonight with just two 5 oz. cans and it was tasty but didn't stick together quite as well as I'd hoped. Thanks for the recipe!

Aimee

Monday 24th of May 2021

@Evelyn, Thanks so much for the response and information!

Evelyn

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Yes, I used two 14 oz cans of salmon (without the bones and skins) for this recipe. So sorry yours didn't stick together like it should have.

Carol S.

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Oh! Yum! What a great recipe. Mom always made salmon loaf which we loved. I love everything crispy so I made patties for my family. My recipe is little different but I am making these for supper tonight. Love the idea of the lemon juice in them. I usually squeeze it on when I eat them. Thank you so much for this yummy recipe.

Evelyn

Thursday 15th of April 2021

You are so welcome and thank you for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed this

Erica

Thursday 6th of August 2020

How long and at what temp could these be baked at? Curious to try it that way. These came out super good btw!

LaDell

Sunday 16th of August 2020

I’ve always baked mine at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes depending on thickness of patty. Can’t wait to try this recipe this week.

Evelyn

Thursday 6th of August 2020

Thanks so much for you kind comment. I've never tried baking them but if you do please let us know.

Connie D

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

I made these last night. I grew up eating these and loved my mom’s cooking but she never added a little lemon juice to hers. I loved it with the lemon juice added! Will definitely make these again!

Evelyn

Monday 3rd of August 2020

Oh, that makes my heart happy. I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks so much for the sweet comments