Air-Fryer Salmon Patties

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


3 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
My mom would often fix these air-fryer salmon patties when we were working late. Feel free to add some chopped green or red peppers to the mixture. —Bonnie Evans, Cameron, North Carolina
Air-Fryer Salmon Patties Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large 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
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Crumble salmon over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 6 patties.
  2. Arrange patties on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until set and golden brown, 6-8 minutes.
Air-Fryer Salmon Patties Tips

How can you tell when air-fryer salmon patties are done?

You can tell the air-fryer salmon patties are done when they’re golden in color, crispy on the outside and hold their shape. Since the salmon is already cooked, you just want to make sure the eggs are cooked through when taking a temperature. Eggs are done cooking at 160°F.

What can you serve with air-fryer salmon patties?

You can serve these air-fryer salmon patties on a bed of spring greens or arugula with some fresh lemon wedges. Sauces that pair deliciously with salmon patties include remoulade, dill dip, and garlic aioli (which also pairs nicely with spicy potatoes).

How do you store air-fryer salmon patties?

Store air-fryer salmon patties in the refrigerator in an airtight container after allowing them to cool. They’re best consumed the next day, but can last for 3 to 4 days.

How do you freeze air-fryer salmon patties?

If you want to freeze air-fryer salmon patties, place the raw salmon patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put them right in the freezer. Once they’re frozen, keep them in a sealed freezer bag.

Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

2 patties: 285 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 876mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.