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Easy dinner recipe of southern salmon patties
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5 from 18 votes

Crispy Southern Salmon Patties

Southern Salmon Patties combine canned salmon, cajun seasoning, and cornmeal in this easy crispy Southern style salmon patty recipe. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/2 yellow onion minced
  • 1 T butter
  • 12 oz salmon 2-6oz boneless skinless cans, drained
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup saltine crackers crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 T olive oil more or less, depends on size of pan


  • In large saute pan over medium high heat, saute onions in butter until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine salmon, cajun seasoning, lemon juice, crushed saltines, salt, pepper, egg, and the cooked onions. Stir well to combine. Form into four patties.
  • Place cornmeal in shallow dish and coat each patty on both sides.
  • Using same pan you cooked the onions, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the salmon patties and cook until crisp on both sides, about 5-8 minutes each side. Serve hot or cold.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg