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Crispy Salmon Patties

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 (14.75-ounce) can salmon, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread, shredded, or 5 crushed saltine crackers
  • 3 green onions, including the green stems, or 1/3 cup white onion, chopped fine (about 1/3 medium onion)
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced, or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoning (paprika, chili powder or dill weed)
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil or olive oil


Remove any large bones and skin from salmon. Break into chunks with fork. Break egg into a large bowl. Whisk with fork. Add salmon, bread or crackers, onion, garlic, pepper and additional seasoning. Mix gently. Form into six patties about 1/2-inch thick. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Place patties in the hot oil in the skillet. Leave skillet uncovered. Cook three minutes. Turn over patties with a spatula. Cook the other side three to four minutes to a temperature of 145 F. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 (patties) servings.

Per Serving: about 140 calories, 6 grams (g) of fat, 3 g carbohydrate, 18 g protein and 310 mg sodium.

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