Weeknight Dinners

Best Salmon Patties

3 servings


15 minutes

active time

25 minutes

total time


1 (14.75 ounce) can canned salmon ($4.69)

1 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs ($0.24)

1 large egg ($0.25)

1.5 tablespoon mayonnaise ($0.10)

1.5 tbsp worchestershire

3 shakes Frank's or Tabasco

1 tbsp Old Bay ($0.30)

(optional) Chopped roasted red bell pepper from 1 jar ($2.49)

(optional) 1 chopped onion or scallions ($0.61)

(optional) Dill or parsley

Butter or olive oil for frying

Salt and pepper to taste


Drain and reserve liquid from canned salmon; place salmon in a medium bowl. Add bread crumbs, onion, and egg; mix well to combine.

Shape mixture into patties, adding reserved liquid from salmon if the mixture is too dry.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add patties and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve.


Joey really likes this! Went back for seconds and thirds. I served it with some lemon-y spinach, broccoli-cheese casserole, and a baked potato as sides. Super filling--I was full after just one cake with a scoop of casserole, had to pass on my potato--and a cheap/tasty way to get your Omega-3s. I added some chopped-up roasted red pepper to mine, and it was the perfect pop of flavor. You could serve it as a burger with slaw and remoulade too.

5/25: Aldi salmon is really stinky in the can, but served it again with pesto peas, lemon spinach, roasted broccoli, and cheesy potato skins. Joey said it was the perfect meal and wished he could rewind time to eat it again. Had the leftovers for lunch. Made 6 patties--28g protein for two! I also crusted it in breadcrumbs this time.


Serving Size



187 kcal

Total Fat

9 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



61 mg


436 mg

Total Carbohydrate

8 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars



19 g

3 servings


15 minutes

active time

25 minutes

total time
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