Wholesome Salmon Delights: A Unique Twist on Salmon Patties

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Salmon Patties, delightful appetizers or a wholesome main dish, showcase the rich flavors of freshly baked salmon seasoned to perfection and pan-fried. Elevate your culinary experience with this nutritious super-food that’s not only loaded with vitamins and nutrients but also offers a protein-packed punch and significant health benefits. These scrumptious salmon patties are an ideal choice for those times when you crave a wholesome snack instead of a full salmon dinner. They make for a perfect shared appetizer, and their delicious taste might even win over those who aren’t typically fans of salmon.

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Wholesome Salmon Delights: A Unique Twist on Salmon Patties

Ingredients

Salmon:

Begin with a one-pound fresh salmon filet, baked to perfection in about 20 minutes. Optionally, explore the use of canned salmon with a slightly different preparation process.

Patties:

Combine the flaked salmon with an egg and bread crumb mixture seasoned with old bay seasoning and salt to form the perfect patties.

Wholesome Salmon Delights: A Unique Twist on Salmon Patties

Baking the Salmon

Start the patties by placing a one-pound salmon filet, skin side down, on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle the filet with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for 15-20 minutes until flaky. Learn how to discern the salmon’s doneness and the importance of letting it rest after baking.

Once baked, let the salmon cool before flaking it with two forks. Discard the skin and any bones, leaving only the succulent, flaked salmon in a large bowl.

Wholesome Salmon Delights: A Unique Twist on Salmon Patties

How to Make Salmon Patties

Combine the flaked salmon with eggs, garlic, onion, bread crumbs, old bay seasoning, and salt. Shape the mixture into eight equally sized patties, each approximately 2 inches wide and 1/2-inch thick.

In a skillet over medium heat, brown the patties for 3-5 minutes on each side in batches if necessary. Discover the art of achieving that perfect golden brown crust.

How to Know When Salmon Is Done Cooking

Unravel the mystery of cooking salmon to perfection. Learn about the health benefits of incorporating more salmon into your diet and the importance of bringing it to room temperature before cooking. Understand the USDA guidelines for cooking salmon and the ideal temperature for different levels of doneness.

Wholesome Salmon Delights: A Unique Twist on Salmon Patties

Can I Use Canned Salmon?

Explore the option of using canned salmon for a quicker preparation. Whether using fresh or canned salmon, master the art of crafting flavorful patties with a blend of eggs, garlic, onion, bread crumbs, old bay seasoning, and salt.

How to Store Cooked Salmon Patties

While these salmon patties are best enjoyed fresh, discover tips on storing leftovers for up to three days in the refrigerator or up to two months in the freezer. Uncover the step-by-step process for freezing and reheating these delectable patties.

Wholesome Salmon Delights: A Unique Twist on Salmon Patties

Ingredients

Salmon

  • 1 pound fresh salmon filet
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (0.5 teaspoon or 3 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Patties

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (0.5 teaspoon or 3 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Lemon wedges for garnish (optional)
  • Tartar sauce for serving

Instructions

Salmon

  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F (200˚C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the salmon on the baking sheet, skin down, and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until flaky (salmon is fully cooked when a meat thermometer reaches 145°F or 63°C).
  4. Remove the salmon from the oven and let it rest until cool enough to touch.
  5. Flake the salmon with two forks, discard the skin and any bones, and set it in a large bowl.

Patties

  1. To the bowl, add eggs, garlic, onion, bread crumbs, old bay seasoning, and salt. Stir to combine.
  2. Form the mixture into 8 patties, each about 2 inches wide by ½-inch thick.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the patties in the skillet in an even layer, working in batches if necessary.
  4. Brown for 3-5 minutes on each side.
  5. Set the cooked patties on a paper towel to drain.
  6. Serve warm with freshly squeezed lemon and homemade tartar sauce (optional).

Wholesome Salmon Delights: A Unique Twist on Salmon Patties

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