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Easy Salmon Patties (Cakes)

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4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Yield 7 patties
Category Dinner
Cuisine American
Author Lauren


These easy canned salmon cakes are quick to make, low-carb and full of heart-healthy protein and fat! Add this to your weekly meal prep for great on-the-go lunches or quick weeknight dinners.


  • 1 can wild salmon 14.75 ounces
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated shallot
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Drain salmon then remove and discard any bones or cartilage. Transfer salmon to a medium bowl and flake salmon into small chunks using a fork. Add egg, shallot, lemon juice, mayonnaise, chives, dill, parsley, Dijon, salt, pepper, and cayenne to salmon and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Using a ¼ cup measure, scoop level amount of salmon mixture and form into a patty 2½-inches in diameter and ½-inch thick; transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining mixture. 
  • Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add 1 tablespoon oil and heat just until shimmering. Place half of the salmon patties in skillet and cook, without moving, until golden brown, 2–2½ minutes. Carefully flip patties and cook until second side is golden brown, 2–2½ minutes. Transfer patties to a wire rack.
  • Wipe out skillet with a paper towel and repeat cooking process with remaining tablespoon oil and salmon patties.


A nonstick skillet is essential here! You can also use a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet. If you have neither, use a regular skillet and make sure to add more oil to the skillet during cooking to avoid any stickage. 


Serving: 1pattyCalories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 10.5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 159mg
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