Salmon Pattie Recipie

Cooking / Prep Time: 30 mins – 1 hour (depends how many you make at once)
Servings: About 5-8 for each can, depending on the size and thickness of the pattie

Must Have Ingredients

  • 1 Can of Canned Salmon
  • ½ a pack (not box!) of crackers (multigrain, plain, your choice of brand – we use gluten free crackers now)
  • You can also use other crunchy items – potato chips, Cheetos, croutons – experiment for different flavors and textures!
  • 1 Egg (premixed in a separate bowl for better results) (2 eggs if you like the taste and want a creamier finish)
  • Salt/pepper/lemon & herb seasoning
  • 2 lemons
  • Large Mixing Bowl

At your discretion ingredients

  • Chopped / minced garlic
  • Chopped / minced onions
  • Chopped / minced mushrooms
  • Anything else you feel like throwing in



  1. Preheat a large skillet on medium-high heat
  2. Drain the salmon can, keeping about 1-2 teaspoonfuls of liquid in the bowl where we will mix everything.
  3. Empty the salmon into the aforementioned bowl
  4. Using a fork, flake the salmon into small pieces
  5. Take your crackers and crush them in any way you like (I prefer just using my hands, but you can put them in a bowl and crush them with a blunt object of some sort)
  6. Add oil and/or butter to the skillet (I prefer a mix of olive oil with dairy free butter)
  7. Add the crackers to the salmon and mix lightly
  8. Pour the egg into the same bowl and mix all ingredients together well (I use my hands – you can use whatever favorite mixing implement you have)
  9. Add a bit of salt, pepper or whatever other seasonings and optional ingredients you want to use – mix well one more time
  10. The oil should be nice and hot by now
  11. Shape the salmon into small balls, then smoosh (yes, that’s a technical cooking term) them into flat patties (size is up to you)
  12. Lovingly put them into the oil (it’s hot – be careful!), and cook about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown (I like adding a bit more seasoning to each side as it cooks)
  13. Take out of oil and let rest for a few minutes (they’re tired!) inside of some paper towels (to soak up excess oil)
  14. Spritz with some freshly cut lemons wedges and enjoy!
  15. They make great salmon burgers, or you can pair them with some Jasmine or Basmati rice, or any other side dish you like 🙂

Blessings & Peace,

Photo by jeffreyw