Salmon Croquettes (Cakes)

Salmon Croquettes (Cakes)


When you don’t feel like defrosting anything or going to the grocery store, salmon croquettes are a great pantry meal.  In addition to salmon, they’re delicious with tuna also.  A green salad is a perfect side dish.  Other good sides are Coleslaw or Cauliflower Potato Salad.

Salmon Croquettes (Cakes)

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 1 can ( 14-15 oz ) salmon, drained well
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs and more later for coating cakes
  • 2 TBSP canola mayonnaise
  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 TBSP worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP capers (and little of the liquid)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp granulated onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • Pepper
  • 2 -4 TBSP canola oil
  • Tartar Sauce
  • 1/3 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP chopped onion
  • 1 TBSP chopped dill pickle
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning (or other seafood or Cajun seasoning)
  • pepper


  1. In a large bowl, flake salmon and add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Mix well. If too dry add a little more mayonnaise, if too wet add a little more breadcrumbs.
  3. Form patties (cakes) using about 1/3 cupful of the mixture.
  4. Place some more breadcrumbs in a dish and coat both sides of each cake.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high.
  6. Fry cakes until golden brown on both sides. Serve with tartar sauce.
  7. Note: This recipe works well with tuna also.
  8. Tartar Sauce
  9. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.