Salmon Patties

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Perfectly crisp on the outside and deliciously tender and flaky on the inside! Made with fresh salmon instead of canned and full of flavor. A tempting salmon dinner that’s sure to impress!

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes


  • 1 1/4 lbs skinless salmon
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs, divided
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 2 green onions, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (1 tsp)
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil, divided


  1. Using a sharp knife coarsely chop salmon to a sausage like texture (approx. 1/4-inch pieces). This can also be done in a 3 batches in quick bursts in a food processor.
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs, parsley, green onions, garlic, mayonnaise, lemon zest, dijon mustard, old bay seasoning, egg yolk, 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste) and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  3. Add salmon then toss well to evenly coat with mixture. Scoop mixture 1/3 cup at a time creating 8 equal portions.
  4. Pour remaining 3/4 cup panko into a shallow dish. Press and shape portions into 3-inch patties.
  5. Pour 3 Tbsp oil into a large non-stick skillet. Add four salmon patties (if needed carefully tilt pan for oil to run under salmon if it isn’t already). Let fry until golden brown on bottom, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip and continue to cook until second side is golden brown and patties are just cooked through, about 2 minutes longer.
  6. Let drain on paper towels then repeat with repeat process with remaining four salmon patties. Serve warm with lemon wedges for spritzing over.

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