Caribbean-Style Fried Salmon Fritters


A salmon fritter recipe that my dad used to make on the occasional Sunday. It's adapted from fried Caribbean accras made from salted cod. I didn't have salted cod, so I substituted canned sockeye salmon, and it turned out awesome.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
16 fritters


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1 pinch ground cumin

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

  • 2 (14.75 ounce) cans salmon, drained and flaked

  • 2 large eggs, or as needed

  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Mix together flour, parsley, baking powder, salt, thyme, and cumin in a large bowl. Add chopped onion and jalapeño pepper; mix until incorporated. Add salmon and eggs; mash salmon and mix until combined. Add water and stir until a thick batter forms.

  2. Heat 1/4 inch oil in a frying pan just below the medium heat setting.

  3. Working in batches of 3, drop 1 tablespoonful scoops of batter per fritter into hot oil; fry until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining batter for about 16 fritters in total.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
10g Fat
24g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 805mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 322mg 25%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 466mg 10%

* 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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