Baked Salmon Patties

Baked Salmon Patties

These tasty baked salmon patties are seasoned with Old Bay and ready to pair with roasted potatoes and greens for a whole meal.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6


1 can pink salmon or jackfruit
1 sleeve Saltines
1 lemon
2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1 small onion
1 small green pepper
1 egg, beaten
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. olive or canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Use your hands or the can of salmon or jackfruit to crush the crackers in the unopened sleeve – the finer the texture, the better.
  3. Finely chop the onion and green pepper.
  4. Open the can of salmon or jackfruit and drain the liquid into a bowl.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the salmon or jackfruit together with the egg, oil, onion, green pepper, garlic powder, and 1 cup of the cracker crumbs. Season with lemon juice and Old Bay seasoning.
  6. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit of the saved liquid that was drained from the salmon or jackfruit.
  7. Grease or oil a large baking sheet.
  8. Squeeze the salmon mixture into 12 tightly packed golf ball-sized balls. If using jackfruit, make sure to pack the balls very tightly!
  9. Roll the balls in the remaining cracker crumbs and flatten on the oiled baking sheet, making ½-thick patties.
  10. Bake 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, turning once after 15 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. If preferred, you can also pan-fry the patties in oil instead of baking them.


Use any of the below ingredients that sound good to you or add others that aren’t listed!

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise, plain yogurt, or sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 minced garlic clove (optional)

Combine ingredients and mix well.  Chill for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.


• Use crushed corn flakes or a shredded slice of bread instead of crushed cracker crumbs.
• Use lemon pepper instead of lemon juice, or one minced clove of fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, or scallions instead of an onion.
• Substitute canned tuna or chicken for the salmon.
• You can freeze leftover salmon patties – wrap in plastic wrap and foil and defrost in the refrigerator before reheating.



Serve with roasted potatoes, grits or rice. Add some eggs and toast and you have the making of a great breakfast.