Salmon Cakes for One


Simple and tasty pan-fried salmon cakes for one (or two small eaters)! Just salmon, egg, onion, and a few staples. Mix it all up, shape into patties, and you are ready to go! Great with macaroni and cheese.

close up view of a Salmon Cake with white sauce, on a blue plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 serving


  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 (6 ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked

  • 8 crackers, crushed, or more to taste

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Mix onion, salmon, crackers, egg, butter, lemon juice, and black pepper together in a bowl; form into 4 patties.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; fry patties in the hot oil until crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes:

Adjust number of crackers for personal taste: more crackers equals less salmon taste, fewer means stronger salmon taste!

I use olive oil rather than vegetable oil.

Substitute the onion with 1 teaspoon onion powder, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

957 Calories
73g Fat
27g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 957
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 73g 93%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 291mg 97%
Sodium 1025mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 448mg 34%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 744mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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