Pierside Salmon Patties Recipe
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Pierside Salmon Patties Recipe

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A creamy dill sauce enhances the flavor of the salmon in this enjoyable entree I served my card-player friends at a "Let's Go Fishing" luncheon. I hosted it at our summer lake cottage, the perfect setting for my special theme. —Martha Conaway, Pataskala, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups coarsely crushed saltines (about 66 crackers)
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14-3/4 ounces each) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

2 patties and 1/4 cup sauce equals 471 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 156 mg cholesterol, 1444 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 38 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, lemon juice, saltines, onion, salt and pepper. Stir in salmon. Shape into twelve 3-in. patties.
  2. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, dill, salt, pepper and nutmeg until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with salmon patties. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pierside Salmon Patties in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"I think I will just stick to eating my salmon in "steak" form and forget about making it into patties. Makes me remember why I hated salmon/tuna patties as a kid."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"This has got to be the worst thing I have ever eaten. Ugghhhh!!!!!! Gross"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"The recipe description originally mentioned a lemon dill sauce. The recipe is correct as published without any lemon in the sauce. We appologize for the error, it will be corrected here soon.

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"I made these salmon patties to freeze for individual dinners for my husband to take to work. Mine did not look like the picture, I think like the other reviewer- if I would have coated them in panko crumbs they would have resembled the photo more. I havent gotten the rating from my hubby but because its salmon I am sure he will enjoy. Easy to freeze individually and then place frozen patties in large freezer bag, removing as you need them."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"I made a 1/2 portion and they turned out well. They were tender but needed a little more flavour, for my tastes. I might add a little fresh ginger or garlic to the patties next time. I made my own tartar sauce but found when I topped them instead with a little of the coleslaw that I had brought in my lunch, they perked right up. I did it on a whim but plan on doing that the next time - it was different & yummy!"

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