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Easy Salmon Patties

Easy Salmon Patties

Whether you call these easy salmon patties or easy salmon burgers, they’re an easy salmon recipe perfect for meal prep and busy weeknight dinners! All you need is some canned or leftover salmon and a few other ingredients.

Two salmon patties on plates of massaged kale salad with garlic and lemon on the side.

Easy Salmon Patties

When I was testing my foolproof instant pot salmon recipe, I ended up with a little bit of leftover salmon. Now this is NOT a problem in my world. I absolutely love salmon and seriously will sometimes just snack on leftover salmon cold from the fridge for a high-protein snack. But, I realize that may be a little odd for most, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to test a way to use leftover salmon: salmon patties or salmon burgers!

What’s the difference between salmon patties and salmon burgers? You tell me! From my research, they often seem to be used interchangeably with similar ingredients. You could totally eat these as a patty on a salad, like I did here, or enjoy as a burger on a lettuce bun or hamburger bun of your choice. So tomayto tomahto, call these whatever you want! Just know they’re a crazy easy and delicious addition to your weekly meal plan or prepped meals.

A salmon patty on a massaged kale salad with lemons on the side.

How to Make Salmon Patties

I used leftover salmon, but you could also use canned salmon as less expensive way to add more heart healthy omega 3s and fish to your diet.

All you need to do is flake your salmon (use a fork or even your finger tips to make it look kind of “shredded” and flaky). Then stir together with your other ingredients, form into patties, and sear in a cast iron or ceramic nonstick skillet (affiliate links).

See? I told you – these salmon patties/ salmon burgers are easy peasy, lemon breezy!

How Long Will Salmon Patties or Salmon Burgers Last?

This question can be a bit tricky. If you’re using leftover salmon, it depends on how fresh the salmon was when it was cooked and how long ago you originally cooked it. If you just cooked it within the past 24 hours before making your salmon burgers or if you’re using canned salmon, they should last in the fridge up to 3-4 days. Any older or longer than that, use your best judgement.

The salmon patties can also be frozen up to 2-3 months.

A forkful of salmon patty from a salmon patty on a bed of massaged kale with a lemon wedge on the side.

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Two salmon patties on plates of massaged kale salad with garlic and lemon on the side.

Easy Salmon Patties

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 213 kcal

Whether you call these easy salmon patties or easy salmon burgers, they're an easy salmon recipe perfect for meal prep and busy weeknight dinners! 

free from: gluten/wheat, soy, shellfish, dairy, peanuts

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz salmon (leftover cooker or canned)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil or avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in cast iron or ceramic nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Stir together salmon, almond flour, eggs, and seasonings. Divide and form into four patties.

  3. Sear each salmon patty for 4-5 minutes per side, until crisp.

  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Your need for seasoning with additional salt/ pepper will vary based on how seasoned your salmon was originally.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Salmon Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Potassium 458mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 8%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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