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Salmon patties is a recipe asked for often in my family.  This is the way my mother made them and I am carrying on the tradition.

Salmon Patties The Southern Lady Cooks

My twins love these salmon patties.  I have to fix them whenever they come to visit me. It is one of their all time favorite meals. I have made salmon patties for years and my family won’t eat them any other way.  The leftover patties are great for a sandwich on a bun with ketchup or mustard.

Salmon patties will become one of your favorite recipes! Ingredients Needed:

Canned salmon, undrained


Saltine crackers, crushed

Cooking oil (I use canola oil) for cooking

Recipe Notes:  You can add onion, green pepper and some people roll theirs in cornmeal but the only way my family likes them is the recipe posted below.

Recipe Comments: “Just like the way my mom and I make them. I tried a couple of ‘fancier’ recipes but hated them. I guess simpler is better. Or maybe the food you were raised eating always seems to taste better.”-Charlotte

“These salmon patties are different from how I was raised on them but they are WAY better!!! “-Hope

These salmon patties hold so many memories for our readers. Scroll all the way down to the comments to read them all.

If you happen to have leftovers, we love them cold. Make them into a sandwich with ketchup or serve them with my Country Fried Potatoes.

Salmon Patties The Southern lady Cooks
Salmon Patties The Southern Lady Cooks
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Salmon Patties

I've been making these salmon patties for years and years. This is my mother's recipe and my family loves them.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salmon Patties
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 15 ounce can salmon, undrained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers crushed
  • 3/4 cup cooking oil I use canola oil for cooking


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands mix the ingredients together and shape into patties.
  • Place the patties in the hot oil and brown on each side. Turn the heat down and continue cooking on low for about 20 minutes turning often. Let cook until the patties are brown and crusty.


You can add onion, green pepper and some people roll theirs in cornmeal but the only way my family likes them is the recipe posted above.

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