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Salmon Cakes for One

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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20 m servings 957
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)


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  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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 957 calories; 72.7 26.6 49.3 291 1025 Full nutrition

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These were great! Had some leftover Salmon and wanted something to do with it. Made them for a friend and we both really liked them. Will definitely make them often with leftover salmon. They we...

Hubby loved it so it gets 5 stars. (No seafood for this girl). After reading the reviews I just added a few spices that hubby enjoys. Onion powder, garlic, 1 heaping tsp red pepper flakes. I di...

I used this recipe tonight for dinner (for two), and it was delish!! I used some fresh cooked salmon I had left from dinner the other night, which worked perfectly. I will definitely make this o...

I added 1tsp ground cumin because I love cumin, and after making it I now think it might have been a little too plain without it (which is why I gave four stars). This is a good basic recipe to ...

I used same recipe but substituted the crackers for oatmeal and added a teaspoon of old bay, yummy

Very tasty. I chose this recipe because of the ease and the minimal ingredients as opposed to the other salmon cake recipes on this site. I used two 14 oz cans of salmon but I only used 2 eggs ...

Excellent recipe! I substituted the salmon for a 5.5 oz can of Grace Mackerel in tomato sauce. I used everything in the can. In addition I had no crackers so I substituted that for 1/4 cup of br...

I made this recipe for my daughter and she loved it. I used sesame oil instead of butter and flour instead of crackers. I'll be definitely making this for her again

I had leftover salmon from a lunch at a Red Robin restaurant. I needed to use the salmon and broccoli to make them soft so that I could eat them properly. So my recipe is made with salmon tha...