Best Ever Salmon Croquettes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I've been making these for so many years I cant remember where I got the recipe from. I never liked salmon patties until I found this version. Even my picky kids love these!


  1. Drain salmon, reserving 1/4 cup liquid.
  2. Remove skin and bones.
  3. Place salmon in mixing bowl, breaking up into smaller pieces.
  4. Add egg, mixing thoroughly.
  5. Stir in flour.
  6. Blend in potato flakes, onion and pepper.
  7. Combine baking powder and reserved 1/4 cup liquid.
  8. Stir into salmon mixture until well combined.
  9. Form mixture into 24 croquettes (I dont have time to stand there and make that many, I make mine a little bigger, resulting in around 10-12).
  10. Drop into deep hot oil (375) and fry without crowding for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown on all sides.
  11. Drain on paper towel.
Most Helpful

True to their name, these were the best salmon croquettes we ever tried. Even my son ate them and said I should make them more often. Great flavor and simple to make. Thanks !

Debra S. July 08, 2010

I made half a recipe for the 2 of us using a good quality of Alaskan canned salmon. I made 4 nice patties which were shallow fried in a cast iron skillet. The croquettes were tender on the inside and crisp on the outside. A 1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning was added. These were served along side Basic Aioli.

PaulaG July 07, 2010

YUMMY!!! It couldn't be any easier, either! I just added a little sea salt, else wise it's a delightful recipe. Thanx for sharing : )

Mz j. May 30, 2010