Salmon Fritters

salmon fritter
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
462 Calories
35g Fat
5g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 462
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 209mg 70%
Sodium 385mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 490mg 10%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Want a new way to enjoy salmon? Try this recipe for salmon fritters. They are tasty and relatively easy to make—plus, they offer another way to get salmon into your diet. 

These salmon fritters are fried, which does add some fat content compared to eating grilled salmon. See our tips below on ways to help keep your fritters lower in fat.


  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pink salmon

  • 3 eggs, separated

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Dash pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Remove the skin and bones from salmon and mash it up. (This recipe uses a canned salmon.)

  3. Beat egg yolks until light and thickened. Next, beat in the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, and salmon.

  4. Beat egg whites in another bowl until they are stiff. Fold egg whites into the first mixture, combining everything into one.

  5. Drop by tablespoon into hot (about 370 F) fat or oil. Fry salmon fritters until they are nicely browned.

  6. Serve these tasty salmon fritters with tartar sauce, a remoulade sauce or cocktail sauce.

Salmon Fritters Tips

Here are a few modifications you can do when making these salmon fritters.

  • Choose a heart-healthy oil such as canola, olive, peanut, or flaxseed oil. You want to check the smoke points so the oil holds up well because you will be frying at a high temperature.

  • Remove crumbs. As you fry the fritters, pieces may come off, burn and taint the flavor of fritters you make later on. Use a slotted spoon to remove debris that comes off during the frying process.

  • Check the temp. Use a frying thermometer to ensure that your oil is at the right temperature. 

  • The breading. Choose a batter that uses carbonated beverages or leavenings to discourage too much oil from being absorbed and then use the oil more for heating purposes.

  • Let them sit. Upon frying and removing from the pan, place the fritters on a paper towel. This can help prevent excess oil -- and fat -- from soaking into the fritter. 

More Salmon Recipes

Want to try a few more recipes for salmon? These give you some different alternatives so you can keep the fish a regular staple in your diet.