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These Classic Salmon Patties are kid-approved and an easy weeknight entrée for busy families who need to get dinner on the table quickly.
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Classic Salmon Patties

These Classic Salmon Patties are kid-approved and an easy weeknight entree for busy families who need to get dinner on the table quickly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 6
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 14.75 oz. salmon, canned
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs, fine
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil or butter

Instructions

  • Drain salmon and remove bones and skin.
  • Flake salmon with fork.
    These Classic Salmon Patties are kid-approved and an easy weeknight entrée for busy families who need to get dinner on the table quickly.
  • Mix eggs and milk, and then add salmon.
    These Classic Salmon Patties are kid-approved and an easy weeknight entrée for busy families who need to get dinner on the table quickly.
  • Add salt, pepper and cracker crumbs.
  • Form into large patties.
  • Melt olive oil or butter in skillet over medium heat.
  • Brown patties on first side.
    These Classic Salmon Patties are kid-approved and an easy weeknight entrée for busy families who need to get dinner on the table quickly.
  • Flip, and brown on the second side.
    These Classic Salmon Patties are kid-approved and an easy weeknight entrée for busy families who need to get dinner on the table quickly.
  • Serve on a bun or eat with a fork (with ketchup).
    These Classic Salmon Patties are kid-approved and an easy weeknight entrée for busy families who need to get dinner on the table quickly.

Notes

  • You can use whatever type of cracker you have on hand. They act as a binder to help form the salmon patties.
  • You can use a combination of olive oil and butter.
  • This recipe makes six good-sized salmon patties.
  • If the old fashioned salmon patties mixture feels too wet, add a bit more cracker crumbs. If it feels too dry, add a tad more milk or salmon juice (that was drained off). 
  • Barbara substituted the shortening in the original recipe with olive oil or butter, and she uses a combination of both to fry her salmon patties.
  • Serve them on a bun with lettuce and tomato or as is with a side of ketchup. Barbara's daughters prefer the latter.
  • Try our low carb version: Low-Carb Salmon Patties recipe.
  • Canned salmon is a great pantry staple.
These would pair great with creamed peas

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 141IU | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 1mg