Salmon Patties are hands down my family’s favorite dinner. When I ask the kids what they want for dinner on their birthday, they say salmon patties.
I used to make half as much of this salmon patty recipe when the kids were little, but once they discovered how much they loved my homemade salmon patties, I had to double up, and that’s what I showed you in the recipe below.
I cook with salmon all the time. From fresh Pacific Northwest wild caught fillets cooked on a cedar plank to smoked salmon whipped up into an incredible dip or pasta, our appetite craves the omega 3 filled goodness that salmon brings to the table.
Do you need to remove the bones and skin from canned salmon?
Okay, prepare yourself. The photo below is nasty. I typically don’t like to share gross pictures when I’m trying to entice you to make something wonderful, but if you’ve never used canned salmon, I feel it is my duty to educate you first.
Canned salmon looks gross. It’s basically a chunk of the whole animal (minus the organs) that has been shoved into an aluminum can.
You could make these several hours or a day ahead and then place them on a plate, cover with plastic and refrigerate until ready to cook. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer so they heat through.
- Drain salmon and pick out all of the good meat you want to use. I’m sure all of it can be used, but I like to discard any bone and skin because I think its gross. Personal preference.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine salmon meat, eggs, green onions, panko bread crumbs, parmesan, and lime juice. Use hands to combine and then form into 8 patties that are no more than one inch thick.
- Heat large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil. When oil is hot enough to bubble when a bread crumb gets tossed in, add your salmon patties. Be sure to leave enough room to have a good inch in between each patty, so you may need to cook them in two batches. Cook until golden brown, about 5-10 minutes, then flip and cook until golden brown on other side.
- Serve warm. They also taste excellent cold on top of salad.
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) salmon, drained well and picked over for skin and bones
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- ¼ cup horseradish sauce (I made my own by combining 1 heaping tablespoon prepared horseradish and 3 heaping tablespoons light mayonnaise)
- ¼ cup plain dried breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- In a medium bowl, stir together the salmon, green onion, celery, horseradish sauce and bread crumbs. Shape the salmon patties into 4 (3-1/2-inch) round patties.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot.
- Add the patties to the skillet. Cook until golden, 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden and heated through 2 to 3 minutes more.
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 patty): 213 calories, 12 g fat, 7 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein and *6 WW PointsPlus, 5 WW SP