Salmon Patties With Old Bay Seasoning

Salmon cakes
Cappi Thompson
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
505 Calories
23g Fat
43g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 505
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 30g
Calcium 85mg 7%
*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.)

This kid-friendly salmon patties recipe gets a little kick from the addition of Old Bay seasoning, crushed potato chips (which acts as a binder and ups the flavor), baked potato, green pepper, onion, and a little mayonnaise. Use less Old Bay in these salmon cakes if your family prefers mild food.


  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 cup potato chips
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 (7-ounce) pouches salmon (or 1 (14.75-ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup green pepper (very finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup green onion (very finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Wash potato and prick several times with a fork. Put in a microwave on a paper towel. Cook on high 5 to 8 minutes until done. Let cool.

  3. Place potato chips in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until crushed. Add baked potato with skin and Old Bay to food processor. Pulse until the mixture becomes the texture of thick mashed potatoes.

  4. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add salmon, mayonnaise, green pepper, and onion. Form mixture into 1/2-inch-thick salmon patties.

  5. Spread panko out in a thin layer on a plate. Dip salmon patties into panko, coating both sides.

  6. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon patties. Fry until golden brown on both sides.

  7. Serve hot with tartar sauce if desired. Accompany with rice, asparagus, and a green salad.

  8. Enjoy!

Old Bay Seasoning: What It Is

Old Bay seasoning is a proprietary blend of herbs and spices from McCormick & Co. and produced in Maryland. The spice company touts it as being great for seafood, poultry, salads, and meats.

The label informs us the mix includes celery salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and paprika, and probably lots of other things.

Old Bay is most generally used to season crab and shrimp but also for clam chowder, oyster stew, and recently has found its way into popcorn, salads, eggs, fried chicken, French fries, corn on the cob, potato salad, and these salmon patties.