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Pierside Salmon Patties

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


  • 2 large 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, lemon juice, saltines, onion, salt and pepper. Stir in salmon. Shape into twelve 3-in. patties.
  • Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 471 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 1444mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.

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  • misscoffeepot
    Feb 24, 2021

    I used left over cooked salmon I had in place of the canned. I did not change anything else. It was easy and will be making again. It gives 12 generous patties. The taste was great- could be used to make a salmon "burger"

  • louella
    Mar 17, 2017

    BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY THIS! ABSOLUTELY AWFUL! This has got to be the worst recipe for salmon patties! What a waste of salmon! Will stick to the "fillet/ steak" from now on!

  • bziol
    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.

  • PRolston
    Jan 6, 2013

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

  • Damica78
    Apr 17, 2012

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  • Maux
    Jan 22, 2012

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  • Marie P.
    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.Taste of Home Test Kitchen

  • maggieaw
    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.

  • Rhaen
    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!

  • judybergen
    Sep 21, 2010

    This recipe is great. I love salmon. The only change that I made was to make the patties and roll (or pat) them in panko bread crumbs before cooking. They get really crunchy like my family likes.