Old Fashioned Salmon Patties


This is a recipe for my Grandmother’s famous salmon cakes. It is a family recipe that has been passed down through generations. Serve with macaroni and cheese or any other type of side dish.


6 oz. can skinless/boneless pink salmon, drained

2 T. diced onion

good pinch each of salt and pepper

1 large egg

1 T. buttermilk

2 T. cornmeal

4 T. all-purpose flour


Veg. oil for frying

How to make it :

In a bowl, combine the salmon, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir in the egg, buttermilk, cornmeal, and flour.


Combine well. Heat about 1/4″ oil in the bottom of a med. size iron skillet over med. high heat.

Drop spoonfuls of the salmon mixture into the hot oil and flatten out just a tad. Fry, in batches, about a minute per side or until golden brown. Drain on a paper sack or paper towel-lined plate. Makes 10 patties.

From followers:

This is an excellent basic recipe and I have made it several times, my grandmother advised me a long time ago that when using canned fish, to always add a pinch or two of white sugar – somehow does away with the tin can taste. It works too!

We really liked these and considering how EASY it was to throw together… it’s definitely a keeper!! Sometimes the simpler recipes really hit the spot!

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