Simple Salmon Cakes Made with Oatmeal


Crispy, golden salmon cakes made with oatmeal, eggs, and canned salmon are fried in a mixture of canola oil and butter. Adjust the amount of onion, oil, and butter to meet your preferences.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 patties


  • 2 (6 ounce) cans boneless, skinless salmon, drained

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion, or more to taste

  • ¾ cup quick-cooking oats, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Mix salmon, egg, and onion in a bowl with your hands until well combined. Mix in oats, a little at a time, until mixture holds together and is not overly moist. Shape into four patties.

  2. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is hot. Add patties and fry until golden brown on the outside and heated through, about 7 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
18g Fat
11g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 325mg 7%

* 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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