My husband loves salmon patties and I am always finding ways to lighten it up to suit my taste. This recipe taste lighter and crispier.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 patties
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix salmon, onion, and egg together in a bowl; stir in flour. Stir baking powder and 2 tablespoons reserved salmon liquid together in a separate bowl; stir into salmon mixture until mixture holds together when shaped. Add more flour if mixture is too soft. Add more reserved salmon liquid if mixture is too firm. Shape salmon mixture into small patties.

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  • Heat shortening in a skillet over medium heat.

  • Spread cornmeal into a shallow bowl and press patties into cornmeal until evenly coated on both sides.

  • Fry patties in the hot shortening until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer patties to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.

Cook's Notes:

You can add different seasonings or fresh herbs to taste. I sometimes add red bell pepper for color.

The baking powder gives the patty a lighter taste and the cornmeal gives it a crispier crust.

Oil can be substituted for the shortening for frying if desired.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount for the cornmeal. The actual amount consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of shortening for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, and ingredient density.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 28.5g 57% DV; carbohydrates 20.6g 7% DV; fat 19.5g 30% DV; cholesterol 92.7mg 31% DV; sodium 579.8mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2019
TWO CUPS of shortening? Really? Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2016
I made this and it was very easy so points for that. Everyone's taste is different but for me it tastes under seasoned. I think either there needs to be more seasoning or a flavorful sauce paired with it. I would make this again but with some tweaks. I would add some cyan salt or seasoned salt maybe a little garlic or lemon juice. With that said the outside turned out nice and crispy creating a wonderful crunch while the inside was moist and tender. Adding the salmon juice was a fantastic idea. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2016
I made this and it was very easy so points for that. Everyone's taste is different but for me it tastes under seasoned. I think either there needs to be more seasoning or a flavorful sauce paired with it. I would make this again but with some tweaks. I would add some cyan salt or seasoned salt maybe a little garlic or lemon juice. With that said the outside turned out nice and crispy creating a wonderful crunch while the inside was moist and tender. Adding the salmon juice was a fantastic idea. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2016
I've made this for my family a couple of times and they love it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2019
Everyone loved them. I used cracker meal instead of flour or corn meal, an they were even lighter than expected! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2019
TWO CUPS of shortening? Really? Read More