Easy, cheap & delish salmon patties

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 226.5
  • Total Fat: 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.5 mg
  • Sodium: 543.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 16.8 g

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These salmon patties are a simple, quick, mostly-pantry dish that are great served up as burgers or over greens or quinoa. These salmon patties are a simple, quick, mostly-pantry dish that are great served up as burgers or over greens or quinoa.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 16-oz can pink salmon
    1 slice whole wheat bread (the heel is great for this)
    1 egg, beaten
    1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
    1 clove garlic, finely minced or pressed
    1 tbsp dijon mustard
    salt and pepper to taste
    juice from 1/2 lemon (or more to taste)
    a splash of extra virgin olive oil (optional for frying)


1. Drain salmon and flake into a medium-sized bowl. (If your canned salmon has skin and little bones, leave them! They're edible, and packed with calcium and other nutrients.)

2. In a small bowl, beat the egg; tear up bread and add to the egg.

3. To the salmon, add egg-bread mixture, diced pepper, garlic, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. (You could also add capers, chopped scallions, or fresh or dried parsley, dill or thyme to kick it up a notch!) Mix well, and add lemon juice. If the mixture seems too dry, add water by the teaspoonful -- it should be able to hold its shape without being soggy.

4. Shape into patties -- six medium or 8 smaller ones. They'll be easier to cook if you put them in the freezer for a bit while you make a salad or wash the dishes you've dirtied.

5. Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. (If you want a lower-fat patty, try using a nonstick pan -- but using a little olive oil gives these a great, satisfying flavor.) Nudge a patty onto a spatula and ease it into the pan -- they can be a bit delicate! I do half the patties at a time. Brown on both sides, about 5-6 minutes each, then do the next batch (you might have to add a bit more olive oil for the second round).

Serve on rolls or toasted bread as salmon burgers, or over lightly dressed greens or a whole grain like quinoa (my favorite!). And great to pack for lunch the next day and eat cold with salad or in a sandwich. My favorite part: this recipe is very budget-friendly!

Serving Size: makes 6 good-sized patties or 8 smaller ones

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LIXOLOVER.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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