Salmon Patties

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I grew up eating salmon patties made with canned salmon. We always had them with peas and mashed potatoes. Since moving my diet to the Med Way, I decided to resurrect a childhood favorite and give it a modern twist. Using canned salmon makes this dish an easy go to even when salmon is not on sale. I choose to remove the skin and bones which takes a minute but gives the final product a better look and taste, in my opinion. This step is optional as are some of the modern twists I suggest. The recipe is a good basic one that you can add to as you like with different vegetables (such as green pepper) or spices. The canned salmon has a bit of salt already so I don’t add any more. 

Serves 4
Serving Size: 1 patty
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 (14.75-ounce) can or 2 (5 to 6-ounce) cans salmon, skin and bones removed
  • ½ cup finely chopped green onion (about 3)
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs (preferably whole wheat Panko)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
  • juice from 1 lime (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or non-stick spray


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix until combined but do not to over mix.
  2. Shape into 4 patties.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet so that each patty has plenty of room.
  4. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes per side. Lower the heat if needed to keep from burning.

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Serving Size: 1 patty
  • Vegetables: 1/8 cup
  • Fruits: 0 cups
  • Calories: 190 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 6 grams
  • Fiber:  1 grams
  • Protein: 22 grams
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Sodium: 444 mg

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2 comments on “Salmon Patties

  1. Adrienne on

    Hi There! Thanks for you Rx for salmon patties. Loved how you remembered for your childhood days. LOL, I called my sister to read your opening statement. We both got a good laugh remembering also, salmon patties, mashed potatoes and peas! Thanks, I often buy salmon from our deli, freshly cooked and wondered about making them into patties————-and now I have done it! They look great for my dinner tomorrow. Thanks for your Rx, it is just like our Mom’s!
    Happy New Year


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