Salmon Patties Recipe

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We love these little bundles of goodness and very easy to make. You can of course use fresh salmon that has been poached, but for convenience and a great way to use store cupboard goodies, we have used tinned red salmon, deboned (the bones are degradable anyway so no need to worry if the odd one slips through) but try to remove as many as possible and any black skin that is in the tin. Do not mash up too finely, the texture of the cakes is better if the salmon is slightly ‘chunky’.

Serves: 6 (1 large patty or 2 smaller ones per person)
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins



16 ozs of canned red salmon
1 medium onion, very finely chopped
8 ozs potatoes, mashed
¼ cup of finely chopped parsley
6 oz tinned sweetcorn
A little pepper for seasoning
2 eggs beaten
3 oz unsalted butter
2 tbs olive oil
A little flour for dusting work surface.



Drain the liquid from the salmon and remove any bones and any black skin that may have sneaked in. Break into small pieces, but do not mash, as the texture is better with pieces of salmon.

Add the mashed potatoes, salmon, parsley, onions and sweetcorn into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add the beaten eggs, half at a time, to ensure the mixture is not too wet. Season with pepper and a little salt if required.

Dust your work surface with a little flour, and shape the mixture into patties with your hands according to the size you want, and coat them with the flour, as sparingly as possible.

Melt the butter and olive oil in a frying pan and cook the salmon patties on each side for approximately 4 minutes, or until golden brown.  You will need to do this in two batches.

Remove the patties from the pan and drain on kitchen paper to remove any excess oil.

Serve with a little mixed salad and homemade tartare sauce and wedges of lemon.



For adults, mix some sweet chilli sauce in with the patties, gives them a slight kick, or crush some lemon grass and mix in for a Thai flavoured dish.

Make extra, wrap in cling film and freeze for another day (uncooked). Or make smaller ones and freeze in an airtight container to serve with drinks if you are entertaining.

These patties can be made with tuna or cod as well.