Salmon Patties (Salmon Cakes)

I absolutely love fresh salmon, but it’s just too darn expensive to eat very often. Really, I love salmon in any form because of its delicious, fatty flavor. My favorite way to eat canned fish would definitely be in the form of salmon patties. Fresh salmon would work for these too, but why ruin a nice piece of fish?

Drain and remove the skin and *bones:

1 can salmon

Put the salmon in a bowl and break it into larger chunks. Add to the bowl:

1/4 c. oatmeal

2 eggs

desired seasonings (I love seasoned salt!)

Mix well and form into 4 patties.

Melt 1 T. butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the salmon patties and cook until they are browned, turning once.

Serve with rice. My brothers and sisters love them smeared with ketchup, but I don’t like ketchup. I like them with hot sauce!

To cook rice in the Instant Pot, I use 3 c. rice, 4 1/2 c. water, 5 minutes at high pressure, and quick release.

Find other delicious seafood recipes here.

*You don’t actually have to remove the bones since they are very soft. I’ve eaten these patties both ways. See what you like best.

salmon patties

Salmon Patties (Salmon Cakes)

I love salmon in any form because of its delicious, fatty flavor. This is my favorite way to eat the canned version.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 can salmon
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Drain the salmon and remove the skin and bones.
    1 can salmon
  • Break the salmon into chunks and mix well with the oats, eggs, and seasoned salt.
    1/4 cup rolled oats, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Heat a skillet with the butter. Form the salmon into 4 patties and cook until they are browned on both sides, turning once.
    1 tablespoon butter
  • Serve with ketchup, hot sauce, and whatever side you want. We like rice.
Keyword seafood
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *