|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||24%|
|Total Carbohydrate 50g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 8mg||41%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This recipe for salmon patties or salmon croquettes is made with fresh, not canned, salmon, which gives them an excellent fresh fish flavor.
The patties can be pan-fried or, for a lower-calorie dish, browned in a nonstick pan on the stovetop and then finished in the oven. Because of its positive health benefits, working salmon into one's meals several times a week is a good way to go.
This treatment of using fresh salmon makes it perfect as an appetizer or main dish. Serve it with tartar sauce or creamy garlic dressing, a side salad, or a green vegetable.
1 pound boneless, skinless salmon fillets
1 1/4 cups breadcrumbs, divided
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup onion, finely grated
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying, optional
Steps to Make It
Prepare the Patties
Gather the ingredients.
Remove any pin bones and the dark gray bloodline from the salmon fillet.
Chop into 1/4-inch pieces. Don't use a food processor to do this because the pieces will be too fine, and the salmon will become pasty.
In a medium bowl, mix chopped salmon with 1/4 cup of the breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, onion, parsley, salt, and lemon juice.
Scoop 1/4 cup portions and form into 3/4-inch-thick patties. Place on a parchment-lined pan and freeze for 15 minutes so they are easier to handle.
Place the flour in a medium bowl, beat the eggs in another bowl, and add the remaining 1 cup of breadcrumbs to a third bowl.
Dredge the salmon patties in the flour, then dip them in beaten eggs, and finally into the breadcrumbs. Set them back on the pan and let dry for 10 minutes before frying or baking.
To Pan-Fry the Salmon Patties
Pour about 1 inch of neutral oil into a heavy-bottomed or cast-iron skillet and heat over medium-high for about 3 minutes.
Place patties, dry-side down, into the skillet and cook until medium golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Flip patties and fry for another 2 minutes or until the second side is medium golden brown.
Drain the patties on paper towels.
Serve hot and enjoy.
To Bake the Salmon Patties
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the patties in a hot nonstick skillet lightly coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Briefly brown the patties on both sides.
If your nonstick skillet is ovenproof, you can leave the patties in the pan and finish cooking them in the oven for 10 minutes. If the skillet is not ovenproof, transfer to a baking pan before baking.
Drain patties on paper towels.
Serve hot and enjoy.
- If you prefer, use panko instead of regular breadcrumbs.
How to Freeze Salmon Patties
- These salmon patties are great to freeze for later use. Before frying or baking them, place the formed patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put in the freezer until frozen. Then remove patties and wrap them singly in plastic wrap and put in an airtight container. They will last for up to three months.