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Speedy Salmon Patties Recipe

Speedy Salmon Patties Recipe

I combine seven easy ingredients for this main dish. When I was a girl growing up on the farm, my mom often fixed these when we were late in the field. They're also tasty with chopped green peppers added to the mixture.—Bonnie Evans, Cameron, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 saltines, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 2 teaspoons butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble salmon over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • 2. In a large skillet over medium heat, fry patties in butter for 3-4 minutes on each side or until set and golden brown. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 288 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 139mg cholesterol, 1063mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.

Reviews for Speedy Salmon Patties

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Sandy912 User ID: 1585932 254674
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"Checked to see if I put everything in Yup I did, Thank you"

ardy bare User ID: 4495741 243837
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"these were pretty good will make again"

JohnnaL User ID: 8172570 232299
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2015

"There are a few recipes never to stray from this should be one of them. I found this recipe to be very wet and not at all what I would have expected, I think I will stick to my own recipe."

ruthiegus User ID: 8307035 227163
Reviewed May. 30, 2015

"Little salty for my taste but GREAT otherwise. It was my boyfriend's favorite meal growing up and he said they were the best he ever had!!!!!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1434071 219836
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"I made these tonight and they were pretty good. I think I can give them a little more flavor by experimenting with herbs and spices a bit as they were a little bland (thus I gave them a 4 instead of a 5). I was a little concerned because they did not seem very moist in the bowl, and I was afraid they would not hold together in the pan, but they did. I even dropped one when taking it out of the pan and it stayed together. I did mash them together pretty well when I shaped them. The only thing I did differently was to add a bit of olive oil with the butter when frying them. I will definitely make these again. This was an exceptionally quick and easy recipe. Be sure to drain the salmon very well.."

PrettyinPurpleMO User ID: 4174833 217927
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"My fiance and I love this recipe! It's simple and delicious. Reminds me of my mom's salmon patties when I was a kid."

hazelcostner User ID: 8135725 213813
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"This was exactly what I was looking for. Mom used to make them but I never saw how she did it. Thank you!"

Simplegardener User ID: 7092709 56593
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Love salmon patties. I broil mine. 4 to7 minutes each side until as brown as I like."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 68519
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"I thought these were delicious,I added a few more saltines. The addition of onion and worcestershire gave it a little extra seasoning that we really enjoyed."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 21024
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"These tasted good, but didn't stick together at all. Perhaps I used more salmon than called for (I used leftover fresh and didn't weigh it), but I didn't think the mixture had enough egg or cracker bits in it. I will crumble the leftovers into scrambled egg in the morning."

sugarbuttons User ID: 4197751 26652
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"Loved the recipe. Would leave out the salt, cook in unsalted butter. But where does the high cholesterol come from?"

Rebson User ID: 1526542 26645
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"Quick and easy recipe that tasted like my mom's. I did leave out the salt and added some dried dill instead."

Marajean89 User ID: 6863088 56586
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"simple, great, and easy...just like mom used to make. Mine though did not stick together and dis stick to my skillet."

glzellefrow User ID: 5323031 78333
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"Just like mom used to make!"

Princessmopheim User ID: 6638459 26638
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"We went fishing Lake Michigan and my husband wanted me to make salmon patties and I fixed for him and one our friends who went fishing with us they loved the flavor and our friend took some home with him."

truejoie User ID: 6609726 26636
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"Very easy and tasty. My mom made these when I was little and I always loved them. I have to agree with another reviewer though- they really are salty enough without the added salt! That is the only think I would change."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 77815
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Have been making this since 1999 when it was first published. Does that tell you how good these are? Made them for my girlfriend when she visited and she could not believe how easy and quick they were to make."

annsway1 User ID: 1667005 71972
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"I find the salmon patties salty enough without the addition of more. We have made this recipe for years and love it."

ktkcattle User ID: 5222637 35540
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"I have been using this recipe since I found it in the Quick Cooking magazine many years ago. My family loves it! I misplaced it for a while and tried many others, but none compare to this one. I use canned salmon that is already boned and it works great."

Brenda Peak User ID: 5794809 21022
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"these are the best patties I have ever had !and my family Love them! And They were easy to make!"

Staceface81 User ID: 501331 21020
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"Yum, yum, yum! These are so easy and so tasty! They are excellent leftover too!"

karen curnes User ID: 3182416 71099
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Very tasty! Everyone liked them, and as a diabetic I was thrilled there is only 5grams of carbs!! This is very close to my Mom's recipe, the worcestershire sauce is a great addition."

smdrm User ID: 545895 68517
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Don't discard the bones. They're soft and add a souce of calcium to the patties. Some families have a contest to see who collects the most."

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 71097
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"The directions for Lemon Salmon Patties on this site has instructions for baking the patties in the oven. I suppose you could combine the two recipes and bake the patties at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until browned."

pennyjo1947 User ID: 4930363 74193
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2010

"My mom's salmon patties only had egg and saltine cracker crumbs with salt and pepper. We also fried ours in bacon grease and oil mix. Everything tastes better with bacon grease!! LOL but yes you can bake them too. Don't need to change anything, 350 degrees for about 30 min."

bahaokie User ID: 2608373 203255
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"Could the salmon patties be baked? We don't like to fry our food."

short dale User ID: 2985557 27437
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"very close to my recipe, except I add a little flour to help hold the patties together"

luvjim User ID: 3623905 35539
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"This is very close to my recipe but my mom's secret that she passed on was to fry them in part vegetable oil and part bacon grease. Adds wonderful flavor!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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