salmon patties on a plate.
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cooked salmon in a bowl.

Chop up your veggies and add to a small skillet. Cook for about two minutes until softened. Let that cool completely too.

veggies cooking in skillet.
ingredients for patties in bowls.
raw salmon mixture in a bowl.
raw salmon patties on a plate.
salmon patties cooking.
salmon patties and coleslaw on a plate.
salmon patties on a plate.

Old Fashioned Salmon Patties

These old fashioned salmon patties are made with freshly cooked salmon and served with an easy tartar sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine General
Servings 2 Served
Calories 301 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 2 5- Oz. Salmon filets
  • Kosher Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Cooking Spray


  • Cooked Salmon see above
  • 1 Small Celery stalk finely chopped
  • ¼ Red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 Green onions white and light green finely chopped
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup Panko
  • 2 Tbsp. Japanese Mayo
  • 1 Tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 2 Tbsp. Light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Sweet pickle relish
  • Lemon wedges to serve


  • Season the salmon fillets with salt, pepper and Old Bay seasoning.
  • Spray a skillet with cooking spray and put it on the stove over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and cook for 3 minutes on one side and gently flip and cook for another 3 minutes on the other side. Let cool completely.
  • In a small skillet sprayed with cooking spray, add the chopped onion, bell pepper and celery. Cook over medium-high heat for about two minutes until softened. Take off the heat and let cool.
  • While the fish and veggies cool, make the easy tartar sauce. Mix the mayo and relish in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • In a medium bowl, add the cooled, cooked fish. Break it up with a fork. Add the cooled, cooked veggies, panko, Old Bay, a large pinch of salt and pepper, and the egg. Mix everything together. Add the mayonnaise and stir everything together. Divide the mixture into four equal portions.
  • Form each portion into a patty. Place them on a plate or baking sheet. When all four patties are made, put in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set up.
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet. When hot, but not smoking, add the salmon patties carefully. Let cook for about 5 minutes until golden brown. Carefully flip them over. Be gentle as they can fall apart around the edges. Cook for another five minutes.
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil. Serve on a plate or platter with the tartar sauce and lemon wedges.


Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 25gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 430mgPotassium: 636mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 999IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3mg
Keyword dinner, fish
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