Salmon Patties Recipe

Posted on

Salmon Patties Recipe


Hey everyone! Salmon for the win! I love this fish, but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with recipes. That’s where these Air Fryer Salmon Patties come in. They’re a fantastic way to use up leftover salmon, or even canned salmon if you’re in a pinch.

The best part? They come together in under 15 minutes! The air fryer works wonders on these patties, making them crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked through. The secret to keeping them from falling apart is a combo of flaked salmon, some panko breadcrumbs for binding, and a little bit of magic from Old Bay seasoning and fresh dill.

For me, these are perfect with a salad and a squeeze of lemon, but they’d also be killer on slider buns or in a rice bowl. Want to get adventurous? Try them with some remoulade sauce – it’s basically mayo, lemon juice, and capers, super easy to whip up.

Now, some tips for making these patties:

  • Eggs and panko are your best friends here. They act like glue to hold the salmon together.
  • Freezing the mixture for 10 minutes helps too. Trust me on this one.
  • If things seem a little too wet, don’t be shy, add some extra panko!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Eggs: 2 large ones, to bind everything together.
  • Onion: A quarter cup, chopped up. Red onion works great, but you could use another kind too.
  • Dill: Fresh is best, but chives would work in a pinch.
  • Mayonnaise: Any kind you like!
  • Mustard: 2 teaspoons of Dijon to add a little kick.
  • Old Bay Seasoning: This is a classic, but if you don’t have it, paprika, salt, and garlic powder will do the trick.
  • Salmon: Fresh or canned, it’s up to you! One pound of fresh skinless salmon or two 6-ounce cans will do.
  • Panko Breadcrumbs: Regular or gluten-free, depending on your needs.

How to make these delicious bites:

  1. Prep your air fryer! Line the basket with parchment paper or give it a quick spritz of oil.
  2. Make the fish mixture: In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, onion, dill, mayo, mustard, and Old Bay. Then, gently fold in the salmon and panko. Here’s the key part: pop the mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes. This will help the patties hold their shape. If it’s still a bit wet after freezing, don’t worry, just add another spoonful of panko.
  3. Air fry time! Form the mixture into 6 patties and place them in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, flipping them halfway through so they cook evenly. And voila! Golden brown, crispy salmon patties in record time.
  4. No air fryer? No problem! Check out my Baked Salmon Cakes recipe for oven instructions.

Now for the fun part – serving these beauties!

  • Salads: Pile them on top of mixed greens or romaine, throw in some cherry tomatoes and avocado for a complete meal.
  • Bowls: Salmon patties over rice with roasted veggies? Yes, please!
  • Sliders: Mini salmon burgers? Absolutely! Sandwich them between potato buns and drizzle with remoulade sauce for a next-level snack.
  • Main Course: Feeling fancy? Pair these patties with Parmesan Asparagus Fries, a Quinoa Salad with Kale and Cranberries, or some Garlic Butter Mushrooms.

Meal prep tip: This recipe is easily halved or doubled depending on how many patties you need. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. They’re great cold on salads, or you can reheat them in the microwave for a warm and satisfying meal.

So there you have it! Easy, delicious, and perfect for using up leftover salmon – these Air Fryer Salmon Patties are a winner in my book. Give them a try and let me know what you think!

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Salmon Patties Recipe

Salmon Patties Recipe

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

That’s where these Air Fryer Salmon Patties come in. They’re a fantastic way to use up leftover salmon, or even canned salmon if you’re in a pinch.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dill, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (Sir Kensington’s recommended)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 12 oz cooked/canned wild salmon (flaked)
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (plain or gluten-free)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. Prep your air fryer: Line the basket with parchment paper or spray with oil.
  2. Mix it up: In a bowl, whisk together eggs, onion, dill, mayo, mustard, and Old Bay. Add flaked salmon and panko, then mix well.
  3. Freeze for 10 minutes (helps them hold their shape). If the mixture seems wet, add more panko.
  4. Form and cook: Shape the mixture into 6 firm patties. Air fry them at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown.
  5. Enjoy! Serve on a bed of greens, buns, or on their own with a squeeze of lemon.


For a fancy touch, whip up a remoulade sauce by mixing mayo, lemon juice, and capers (optional). Drizzle over the patties for extra flavor.

  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 314 kcal
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 842 mg
  • Fat: 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 33.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 225 mg


You might also like these recipes

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star