Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Salmon patties are quick and easy. I got this recipe from my son's babysitter many years ago. My son is now 20 and we still eat these at least a few times a month. These are very moist when done.


  1. Open salmon and drain thoroughly. Place drained salmon in mixing bowl and flake evenly with a fork.
  2. Add onion, corn meal, flour, mayonnaise, and egg. Stir until well blended.
  3. Shape the mixture into patties about the size of an average burger or less.
  4. Cook in oil in skillet over medium heat until browned on each side. Turn once while frying.
  5. Note: The mayonnaise helps the patties hold their shape and keeps them from being too dry.
Most Helpful

I used Zatarain's shrimp/crab boil pepper liquid, and masa harina as a finer grained substitute for the corn meal, and a couple of dashes of McCormick's Lemon Pepper. Even my non-fish fan sweetie wants this in regular rotation at home. The only change I would make is that I will likely use 2 tsp. of Zatarain's Shrimp boil instead of 1 Tblsp. It had just a little more heat than my Sweetie cares for.

NorthwoodsCarol November 07, 2010

The hubby loved these! I used 2 small cans of (boneless, skinless) tuna, poured off the juice and added the ingredients as listed. Such a simple recipe, but oh so good! No need to change a thing. If you feel the need to spice it up...add a dash of hot sauce. Actually, you can add anything you want, but as I say..."If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

Nannydeb December 12, 2012

These were delicious! I didn't have cornmeal so I used bread crumbs instead, next time I might use panko bread crumbs. I also threw in some Old Bay seasoning as well as some lemon juice. They were deliciously moist and tasted fantastic!

crashgiraffe August 27, 2010

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