Southern Fried Salmon Patties Recipe

These Southern Fried Salmon Patties are a delicious twist on a classic comfort food, combining tender salmon with flavorful seasonings, lightly fried to golden perfection. Perfect for a quick and satisfying meal.


  • 1 can (14.75 oz) pink salmon, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Prepare the Mixture: In a large bowl, combine the flaked salmon, chopped onion, bell pepper, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, and beaten egg. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  2. Season the Mixture: Add the Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce (if using), salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika to the salmon mixture. Stir until the seasonings are fully blended.
  3. Form the Patties: Divide the mixture into 6-8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty, about 1/2 inch thick. Dust each patty lightly with all-purpose flour on both sides.
  4. Heat the Oil: In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat until shimmering.
  5. Fry the Patties: Carefully place the salmon patties into the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Avoid overcrowding the skillet; you may need to fry in batches.
  6. Drain and Serve: Remove the patties from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside a fresh salad.

Enjoy your homemade Southern Fried Salmon Patties

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