Lemony Salmon Patties Recipe
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Lemony Salmon Patties Recipe

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Topped with a zippy white sauce, these little patties bake up golden brown in a muffin pan. They're impressive enough for company but easy enough that I can prepare them any time we like. —Lorice Britt, Severn, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) pink salmon, drained, skin and bones removed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 328 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 1044mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first nine ingredients. Fill eight greased muffin cups with 1/4 cup salmon mixture. Bake 45 minutes or until browned.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice, salt and cayenne. Serve with patties. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemony Salmon Patties in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p19

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Debra Torres User ID: 4566970 246604
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"Was really hoping this would repace our favorite salmon patty recipe which uses saltines instead of breadcrumbs. But it didn't work for us. The patties never solidified completely and were a bit gloppy to remove from the pan. And the flavor didn't work either."

jschae8636 User ID: 2164283 245130
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"This was just awful. I used one can of salmon and made the sauce as written. It was terrible. No one liked it."

twodots User ID: 3323335 243955
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"Excellent as written. So much better than the fried version. I'm freezing the leftovers for another meal."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 243890
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"I used 2 7-oz cans of boneless, skinless salmon. Turned out very good, more meaty with little filler. Sauce was tasty, wondering if I thickened too much?"

rcoker09 User ID: 4204043 242692
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"I made the recipe just as written, and the salmon patties were delicious! They were also very easy, since they were baked vs. the mess of frying. The lemon sauce is the star of this recipe, imo. Wow. Next time, I am doubling the whole recipe!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 241028
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016 Edited Jan. 6, 2016

"I am revising my review for Lemony Salmon Patties. I didn't have salmon available, so I substituted 2 cans of white albacore tuna instead. I admit that I had adjusted the recipe and decided not to make the sauce. I found this recipe to be very tasty. I was able to make 10 small patties and used a foil-lined baking sheet which I'd coated with non-stick cooking spray and baked 45 minutes. Thank you for sharing this recipe-it is a great way to put canned fish to use. delowenstein"

fredek User ID: 1808557 8944
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"<p>My son and I love this recipe. I use two cans of salmon and double the sauce when I make it.</p>"

rmthyne User ID: 1816888 9815
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012


galhall User ID: 5787404 5113
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"Forgot to say add the ingredients that are listed except the bread crumbs also dip patties, once made, into a little flour before cooking."

galhall User ID: 5787404 14502
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"Very nice but I use cold mashed potatoes with my salmon and add an egg to keep it together when you make the pattie. Will give this one a try and see which one I like better."

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