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Salmon Patties

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
These easy 6-ingredient salmon patties are a great light meal that both kids and adults will love!
These easy 5-ingredient salmon patties are a great light meal!
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil , plus more for frying
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 14-15 oz canned or leftover salmon , see Notes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs such as dill parsley, basil, chives or combination
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (I prefer panko)

Sour cream herb sauce, for serving (optional):

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Combine onion, salmon, herbs, salt, lemon zest, eggs, and bread crumbs in a large bowl.
  • Divide into approximately 1/4 cup portions and shape into a flat patty about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Add enough olive oil to the skillet to generously coat the bottom and place over medium high heat.
  • Fry patties in batches until golden on both sides, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Serve patties immediately, with the sour cream herb sauce if desired.
  • To make the sauce, whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Store leftovers in the fridge.
  • You can use either one 14-oz can of traditional salmon (be sure to pick out any large bone pieces) or three 5-oz cans of skinless/boneless canned salmon. You can also use leftover salmon, flaked with a fork.
  • Dill is my favorite herb to use with salmon. But chives, basil, and parsley are also great options and often I'll use a combination. If using dried herbs, reduce to 2 teaspoons.
  • Salmon patties can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week and in the freezer for 1 month or more. To reheat, warm in a greased skillet over medium heat until warmed through.


Calories: 371kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 179mg, Sodium: 1213mg, Potassium: 483mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 512IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 379mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Annalise

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