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Speedy Salmon Patties

I combine seven easy ingredients for this salmon patty recipe. When I was a girl growing up on the farm, my mom often fixed these when we were late in the field. These salmon cakes are also tasty with chopped green peppers added to the mixture. —Bonnie Evans, Cameron, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 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
  • 2 teaspoons butter


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Crumble salmon over mixture and mix well. Shape into 6 patties.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, fry patties in butter for 3-4 minutes on each side or until set and golden brown.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • You can freeze salmon and other oily types of fish, such as whitefish, mackerel and lake trout, for up to 3 months. Wrap fish in freezer paper, freezer bags or heavy-duty foil before freezing.
  • Worcestershire sauce was originally considered a mistake. In 1835, an English lord commissioned two chemists to duplicate a sauce he had tried in India. The pungent batch was disappointing and wound up in their cellar. When the pair stumbled upon the aged concoction 2 years later, they were pleasantly surprised by its unique taste.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    2 each: 288 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 139mg cholesterol, 1063mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.


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    • Skonzen
      Mar 7, 2020

      I never remove the skin and bones. In the mixture, they are not noticeable!

    • WisconsinG
      Mar 1, 2020

      Yummy!!! I was worried by hubby wouldn’t like them as I’ve never made them for him before, but he LOVED them! I did add a little dill weed and lemon juice. I will definitely make them again and again!!!

    • Lillie
      Feb 21, 2020

      I did not rate this recipe as I haven't tried it, however it sounds very similar to the one I use when making Salmon Patties. I saw someone's comment about the fishy taste. I use some lemon pepper when cooking fish and it helps a lot with the fishy taste.

    • Stephanie
      Jan 31, 2020

      They browned well, but the patties were too thick. Inside of each patty was raw after browning on each side. So, I cut them in half longways to brown them again. I have 12 thin, cooked patties. Like the other reviews, I suggest adding some flavor. The fishiness can be a little overpowering. I tripled the Worcestershire sauceand added a pinch of garlic powder. Even still, I think it needs more flavor.

    • SandraLynn58
      Dec 7, 2019

      No comment left

    • Susan
      Oct 21, 2019

      Great recipe! I added a bit of garlic salt rather than table salt and a bit of parsley for flavor. Loved it!

    • Becky
      Sep 30, 2019

      Very yummy! I might add some extra seasoning next time.

    • debpenns
      Aug 26, 2019

      this was a quick, easy recipe, we loved it debpenningtonVFE

    • Kathy
      Aug 17, 2019

      No comment left

    • Peggie0203
      May 19, 2019

      I made this as written and found it to be a bit salty, but that may have been the brand of canned salmon I used. Adding bell peppers sounds amazing.