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easy salmon patties

Quick and Easy Salmon Cakes

5 from 9 reviews
  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: pan frying
  • Cuisine: american


Quick and Easy Salmon Cakes use leftover salmon, creating a whole new meal that is deliciously simple with just a few ingredients!



Salmon Cakes:

  • 1/2 pound leftover cooked salmon
  • 1/2 cup french onions
  • 1/2 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup crushed oyster crackers
  • 2 teaspoons blackened seasoning
  • 1/2 cup olive oil for frying
  • lemon wedges

Tartar Sauce

  • 1 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sweet relish
  • Juice of one lemon


  1. In a large mixing bowl, flake cooked salmon, making sure there are no bones.
  2. Add french onions and mayo
  3. Stir with a fork to combine
  4. Add crushed oyster crackers and blackened seasoning
  5. Stir with a fork to combine
  6. Using a measuring cup and your hands, form into patties that are half an inch thick, and a little over 2 inches wide.
  7. Pan fry in a cast iron skillet with olive oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. 
  8. Stir all ingredients together for tartar sauce – checking to see if you think you need any salt or pepper.
  9. Serve salmon cakes with tartar sauce and lemon wedges on the side.
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