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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, trace fiber), 31g protein

Reviews for Speedy Salmon Patties

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"these were pretty good will make again"

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."

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!!!!!!"

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.."

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."

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!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

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

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."

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."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

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

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."

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."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"Just like mom used to make!"

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

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

Reviewed May. 10, 2011

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

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."

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

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

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

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

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.