Southern style fried salmon patties: Here’s a fish that even kids will love to eat. Simple, quick, easy to make and even better between two slices of bread or in a bun. Add a little mayonnaise or make your own special sauce and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time.
We didn’t eat a lot of salmon patties when I was growing up, but I’ve always enjoyed the taste. Of course, I love just about anything I can squeeze between two slices of sandwich bread. I’m totally addicted to sandwiches of all kinds, always have been.
As an adult, I’ve learned to enjoy salmon in many different ways. I like it baked, pan fried or, my favorite, smoked on the grill. The price of the fish is a bit steep, but I enjoy it whenever I can.
What’s really nice about these salmon patties is that they are quick and easy to make. I use canned salmon and ingredients that are staples in any kitchen. I try to keep a can or two in the kitchen cupboards at all times. Just mix everything together in a bowl and fry them in a pan. You can prepare the mixture and refrigerate it for several hours before cooking if necessary. This is a great main meat dish or a quick and easy sandwich, whichever you prefer. So, if you’re ready…., let’s get to work!
Making THE BEST Southern Salmon Patties couldn’t be easier with this simple recipe for crispy, golden salmon croquettes. Whether you prefer southern fried, baked or air fried, you’re going to love serving this tender salmon with loads of flavor and all your best family memories in a classic recipe done up right!Making THE BEST Southern Salmon Patties couldn’t be easier with this simple recipe for crispy, golden salmon croquettes. Whether you prefer southern fried, baked or air fried, you’re going to love serving this tender salmon with loads of flavor and all your best family memories in a classic recipe done up right!
Growing up, we would have salmon patties when my dad went out of town on business. We loved it. It was one of those little things my mom did to make that time special, something just for us. Now that I have my own family, we have salmon patties whenever we get the hankering. It’s just one of those “home foods” you never get tired of.
- 18 ounces pink salmon
- 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
- juice from 1/2 medium lemon
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions, about 5-6 green onions
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon all purpose Creole seasoning, or Old Bay
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- about 30 saltine crackers, divided
- Add cooking oil to 12″ cast iron skillet, about 1″ deep. Heat on stove top over medium heat.
- Oil will be hot enough for frying when a little water sprinkled over the surface crackles.
- While oil is heating, mix together salmon, mayonnaise, lemon, egg & Worcestershire sauce. Add onion, Creole seasoning, salt & pepper and mix well.
- Crush 13-15 saltine crackers and add to salmon mixture. Mix well again.
- Finely crush rest of crackers on a small plate to dredge patties in.
- Gently form small to medium patties from the salmon mixture with your hands, then carefully place in finely crushed saltines and pat to cover on all sides.
- Place patties in hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Remove from oil and drain on baking rack with paper towel underneath. Serve while warm.