Tender, flaky Salmon Patties, baked to a golden brown and loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs make a great meal served with lemon and tartar sauce. Easy, healthy and a great way to use up leftover salmon or even canned!
Salmon patties, salmon cakes, salmon burgers, whatever you prefer to call these, they’re delicious, crispy on the outside and tender and flaky on the inside!
Think of it as a fish burger. 🙂
I like to use leftover salmon from a previous meal myself, like from my Lemon Dill Salmon Pinwheels, although canned is fine to use as well.
What goes in a salmon patty?
So many recipes out there use just canned salmon. While that’s fine, I prefer to use fresh, as in using any leftovers. Preferably from a recipe of mine!
Besides that, only a handful of ingredients go in this like diced bell peppers, fresh dill, eggs and breadcrumbs to name a few.
They get gently formed into patties and are baked to a golden brown.
What to serve with salmon patties?
I like to serve these with slices of fresh lemon to squeeze on top for that nice acid kick and lemon goes perfectly with fish. Another nice thing to have as a condiment is tartar sauce. Break a piece of the salmon patty with your fork and dunk it into the creamy tartar sauce.
Remember, these are baked to a crispy, golden brown and the contrasting creamy tartar sauce is fantastic.
A simple dressed salad of mixed greens, steamed vegetables, or rice is another favorite, too.
Can you make these ahead of time?
Yes. I often times freeze these for up to a week with wax paper in between each patty and store in a Ziploc Freezer bag.
If you like a quick and easy lunch or dinner, then these salmon patties are for you. Enjoy!
Other fantastic Salmon Dishes to try:
- Lemon Dill Salmon Pinwheels
This recipe for Salmon Pinwheels starts with fresh salmon, butter, lemon and dill. Microwave to cook this in 5 minutes on medium and 5 minutes on standby!
- Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
After a quick seasoning it grills three minutes per side and the marinades or toppings are endless. For this Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa, diced serrano chilis and mangoes punch up the flavor factor for a dinner on the table in under twenty minutes.
- Cherry Maple Glazed Salmon
Maple syrup, minced cherries, soy sauce and lemon juice create a beautifully balanced sweet and tart glaze as the Alaska salmon cooks. This cherry maple glazed Alaska salmon is the perfect fix for a healthy, fresh dinner in minutes.
- Pan Seared Salmon with Apricot Jalapeno Butter Sauce
If you’re looking for a quick dinner to come together, fresh fish is always a good go-to for me and this Pan Seared Salmon with Apricot Jalapeno Butter Sauce is one to soon become a house favorite.
This recipe was first seen on Kevin Is Cooking July 2013 and has been updated with new photos.
Baked Salmon Patties
- 1 lb salmon cooked and flaked (See Note 1)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise (See Note 2)
- 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 1/2 cups bell peppers diced (See Note 3)
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
- 3 tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
- dash of hot sauce I use Tabasco, optional
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- tartar sauce for serving
- lemon slices for serving
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- In a large bowl, break the cooked salmon into bite size pieces or flake the drained and canned salmon.
- Add the remaining ingredients and gently mix well with hands or spatula. Form into 6 patties.
- Place the salmon patties on an oiled baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, turn and continue baking another 5 minutes until golden brown on both sides. Serve hot with lemon slices and tartar sauce.
- You can substitute cooked salmon that's been flaked for 2-6 oz cans of salmon. It will be less and that's OK.
- Feel free to substitute mayonnaise for plain Greek yogurt.
- I dice 1/2 each small green, red, yellow bell pepper.