Easy Southern Salmon Patties


This crispy yet flaky baked salmon croquettes are a wonderful, easy Southern recipe.Serve these easy croquettes for dinner with a nice green salad or as a light meal for lunch on a toasted bun with creamy coleslaw. Southern salmon patties, a recipe you’re going to love!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 18 ounces pink salmon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions, about 5-6 green onions
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • juice from 1/2 medium lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • about 30 saltine crackers, divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt



  1. Pour 1″ of cooking oil into a 12″ cast iron skillet. Heat over medium heat on the stovetop. When a drop of water put on the surface crackles, the oil is ready to cook.
  2. While the oil is heating up, combine the salmon, mayonnaise, lemon, egg, and Worcestershire sauce in a mixing bowl. Mix in the onion, Creole spice, salt, and pepper.
  3. 13-15 saltine crackers, crushed, should be added to the salmon mixture. Once again, combine thoroughly. To dredge patties in, finely crush the remaining crackers on a small plate.
  4. Form small to medium patties with your hands from the salmon mixture, then carefully place finely crushed saltines on top and pat to cover on all sides.
  5. Preheat the oil and cook the patties for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on a baking rack lined with paper towels. Serve when still hot.


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