Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Another recipe from my mother's collection. Good for children who don't really like fish. Goes well with rice.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (7 3/4 ounce) can salmon
  • 2 teaspoons grated onions
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 18 dill (optional)
  • 8 soda crackers, crushed
  • flour
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Mash salmon, bones and all, in a bowl with a fork.
  2. Add onion, egg, salt, pepper and dill (if used).
  3. Blend well.
  4. Crush soda crackers and add to the salmon, mixing well.
  5. Add just enough crumbs to make a mixture that will hold its shape.
  6. Make patties and dip each in flour or more cracker crumbs to coat both sides.
  7. Heat oil in a heavy skillet.
  8. Add patties and fry slowly until golden on both sides.
  9. Drain excess oil on paper towel and serve.
Most Helpful

I used Carr's table crackers instead of the soda crackers but didn't have enough of them for two cans worth of salmon so I added flour into the salmon mix. I also added a little worcestershire sauce, finely minced onions and celery. I dredged in breadcrumbs, let chill for an hour so that the cakes would hold well. I first baked at 375F for 15 minutes and then browned the sides in hot olive oil for a better presentation.

Swati Banerjee December 20, 2009

Absolutely delicious! I did them just as the recipe stated. I made a dilled mayonnaise to go with it, just a bit of mayo, coarse brown mustard, sugar, and dill. Thank you so much for this terrific recipe--it will be a favorite for many meals to come!

Tropical Texan April 15, 2010

Thanks for sharing. I used fresh salmon instead of can. Pan fried it and added some salt and pepper to it. I also added garlic, green pepper and green onion. Instead of frying I bake them in an oven at 375 for 15 minutes. Tasty

Kayarich September 03, 2009

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