Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

I have used this recipe for many years and my family loves it, especially my husband. I think I got the recipe off of a crisco can when they still used paper wrapping on the cans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain salmon; set aside 2 TBSP of the juice.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix salmon, egg and onion until sticky.
  3. Stir in flour.
  4. Add baking powder to salmon juice and stir into salmon mixture.
  5. (Don't mix baking powder and juice and add until you are ready to start cooking the patties, otherwise it will become flat).
  6. Form into small patties and fry until golden brown (about 5 minutes) in hot crisco.
  7. Serve with tartar sauce (optional).


Most Helpful

According to the family, borderline fish eaters, and the head cook and bottle washer who is a confirmed fish hater, this was the best d@mned fish we ever had. Looks like Salmon Patties are going into "cook often" file. Was really easy too. I took a chance and used baking powder, as listed in the ingredients. The instructions said "soda" so I wasn't sure which was a typo. The baking powder worked fine so I assume that is what you meant. Thanks for a great recipe!

KyanaBelle April 08, 2002

Rosemary,I really liked your salmon pattie's,the only thing I did different is I cooked them in olive oil& butter only because I like the butter flavor.Thanks for the recipe!!

Chef 920429 August 20, 2002

This is an awesome recipe. My family loves these Salmon Patties! I also add 1 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning, it just adds that extra pop! I also love the high protein count! All an added plus! Thanks for sharing this Great recipe!

Pejjmom May 01, 2013

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