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Fresh Salmon Patties

salmon patties on a bed of rice pilaf

Fresh salmon is used in these fresh salmon patties and it gives them an amazing taste. I normally use canned salmon for salmon patties, but I tried it with frozen salmon and it was so much better. They can be eaten on their own, over rice, or even in a bun. I served these over rice pilaf, which was absolutely amazing. Check out my Red Onion Rice Pilaf recipe that goes great with these fresh salmon patties.

2 salmon patties over rice
How To Make Salmon Patties

Start out this recipe by baking the fresh salmon in the oven until it is cooked and flakey. Transfer the cooked salmon to a bowl and break it apart to let it cool down. Once it has a little time to cool down, add the red onion, bread crumbs, eggs, and seasonings. Form the salmon mixture into patties and brown them up on either a Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle pan or skillet with some butter.

salmon patties cooking on girddle
salmon patties
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2 salmon patties over rice

Salmon Patties

Fresh salmon is used in these fresh salmon patties to give them an amazing taste. Serve over rice pilaf to make it a meal.
3.07 from 458 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with foil. Place salmon on prepared pan, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Bake until flaky, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Place cooked salmon in a large bowl and break apart to cool slightly.
  • Add red onion, bread crumbs, eggs, and garlic powder to the salmon. Season with salt and pepper. Mix together and form into 8-10 patties, depending on size.
  • Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium high heat. Melt butter and brown salmon patties on both sides.
  • Serve over rice pilaf if desired.
Keyword Salmon