Grandma’s Salmon Patties
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Grandma’s Salmon Patties are an easy recipe that uses canned salmon and is one of grandmas most requested meals!
My husband is not a seafood fan but he loves these Salmon Patties and so do our boys! This recipe is one of his grandma’s staples and everyone from the farm help to the Fedex man have been known to stop by when she is making them!
Salmon Patties make the perfect family friendly, Friday meal during Lent but are enjoyed here all year long.
Grandma’s Salmon Patties
Grandma insists that you must use the red label Royal Salmon canned salmon. I have the best luck finding it at Walmart. But, you could also use leftover fresh salmon or any other variety canned salmon.
This recipe is easy to make, the hardest part is removing the bones. They are soft enough that some people don’t bother removing them but I always make sure to remove as many as possible. The only other tricky part is to get the moisture right. If the mixture is too wet it will be hard to make the patty and if it is too dry it will make the patty dry. That is why the recipe card says 5-7 crackers so you can add the amount needed.
Grandma always serves them with fried potatoes (yum) and creamed peas.
Grandma's Salmon Patties
- 1 14.75 ounce can of Salmon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 eggs
- 5-7 Saltine crackers crushed
- A squirt of lemon juice
- Butter or oil for frying
- Drain the salmon and remove the skin and bones.
- In a medium bowl mix remaining ingredients.
- If the mixture seems to wet and another cracker or two.
- Divide mixture into 4 equal parts and form patties.
- Heat butter/oil in a large skillet and cook on both sides until brown.
Shared on Weekend Potluck
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My mom used to make these for us. Love Love Love
I was taught to use an entire sleeve of salted top saltine crackers, one can of salmon (juice included) plus one egg. Add whatever seasonings you like, Old Bay, lemon pepper, garlic powder, dill, parsley.. maybe chopped capers even.
I always mush up the little bones… it was fun to get my hands squishy when I was a kid. Sometimes I still like to! 🙂
I use the same type of salmon. The differences, I use white sauce instead of crackers & add Tobasco sauce to taste. Everything else I do the same, a splash of lemon included.
Question – Just wondering if I could replace the canned salmon with fresh salmon? I am on a very low sodium diet due to my high blood pressure.
I haven’t ever made them that way but I would think you could. Let us know if you try it!
My mom makes a cumcumber dill sauce that is perfect to put on top. Super yummy
Do you have suggestions to mekr this gluten free?
My friend has a gluten free version. Here is the link, https://www.theseoldcookbooks.com/low-carb-salmon-patties/ Enjoy!
Made these tonight. Very good! But I never take the bones out. We used to fight over them when I was a kid.
This is the exact same meal my mom made when we were kids. The recipe is really close too. I DO add dried onions to the salmon and I use the bones. They are a great source of calcium so why throw them away?
Making this meal tonight!
I love your recipe it’s just like my mother’s I make it all the time just like yours with the bones and the skin thank you for your recipe