Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes


Wondering how to make salmon cakes? This is a recipe for my grandmother's famous salmon cakes. It's a family recipe that has been passed down through generations. Serve them with macaroni and cheese or any other type of side dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 salmon cakes


  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Pick through salmon to remove any bones or large pieces of skin.

  2. Beat eggs in a mixing bowl. Stir in salmon, onion, and black pepper. Mix thoroughly.

  3. Shape salmon mixture into eight 2-ounce patties.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry patties until crispy and golden brown on the outsides, about 5 minutes per side; work in batches if necessary to avoid crowding the pan.

    close up view of Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes on a plate next to red sauce, with vegetables in the background

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

307 Calories
20g Fat
2g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 307
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 248mg 19%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 367mg 8%

* 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.