Salmon Croquettes

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by SouthernBell2627

This recipe is from "Green Hills Garden Club Cooks...Favorite Recipes from Vicksburg, MS" (Ida Waring). Excellent recipe!

Top Review by Luv2CookHate2Clean

We loved it! I got requests for thirds from my youngest, who is an extremely picky eater, so that's pretty amazing. I'll make a few changes next time, though. I'm going to try cutting back on the crackers. I'm also going to either eliminate or halve the salt. With the salted crackers, it's really not that necessary. They were so yummy, though. My mom always served salmon patties with fried potatoes growing up, so that's what we had with them too. It's kind of a comfort factor for me. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can salmon
  • 1 large baked potato (or 1 sleeve saltine crackers)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 -3 tablespoons onions, chopped
  • oil, for frying
  • saltine crumbs, made from saltines


  1. Drain liquid from salmon.
  2. Remove large bones, skin, and dark brown spots from salmon.
  3. Gently break up salmon and set aside.
  4. Mash baked potato, or crush sleeve of crackers into crumbs, and add to salmon.
  5. Stir in egg, onions, salt, and pepper.
  6. Shape mixture into egg-shaped croquettes if using potatoes and roll in cracker crumbs. Shape salmon into patties if using crushed crackers.
  7. Brown in hot oil a few minutes on each side until golden.
  8. Reserve some liquid from the salmon if the patties are to dry to hold together, add 1-2 teaspoons.

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