Easy Salmon Croquettes

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Salmon Croquettes are pan fried and packed with so many great flavors. These make a quick and easy weeknight meal and are delicious with a tartar sauce! 

Salmon is one of my favorite things to make. For some more easy salmon recipes, be sure to make:  Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon, Sheet Pan Thai Salmon, or this Baked Sesame Teriyaki Salmon.

Salmon croquettes stacked on top of one another.

Salmon Croquette Recipe

The weather just made a shift and it has been pretty cold and rainy at our house. I actually have been ready for the weather to cool down a bit and to be able to cozy up and wear my fall sweaters. Whenever it is rainy or cloudy outside,  I am not able to really work or take pictures of food for the blog. This gives me a chance to have a meal ready for the family every night despite how busy things get. Since I am a salmon lover, I LOVE salmon croquettes. The best part about these delicious croquettes is that my kids will eat them and not even realize that they are salmon. They are fast and easy and such a win at our house!

What are salmon croquettes?

Salmon Croquettes are made with canned salmon, chopped peppers, egg, and Panko and made into a patty. They are pan fried on each side in a medium sized skillet until golden brown.

How do you make salmon croquettes?

  • To start, add panko and flour to a bowl and mix. Add bell peppers, canned salmon, garlic, salt, pepper, egg, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and cilantro. Mix until incorporated.

The mixture to make Salmon Croquettes in a large clear bowl with a wooden spoon.

  • Shape into 6-8 patties and heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat.

Salmon Croquettes in a frying pan.

  • Add patties to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Salmon Croquettes in a frying pan.

Can I bake salmon croquettes?

Yes you can!  Bake for 10 minutes flipping once until they are cooked throughout and golden brown.

What sides go well with salmon croquettes?

  • Red potatoes
  • steamed rice
  • pasta dish
  • side salad

Close up of Salmon Croquettes in a frying pan.

Looking for even more delicious salmon recipes? Look no further!

Salmon Croquettes on a white plate with freshly slices lemons.

Easy Salmon Croquettes

4.95 from 19 votes
Salmon Croquettes are pan fried and packed with so many great flavors. These make a quick and easy weeknight meal and are delicious with a tartar sauce!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Panko
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 5 ounce canned salmon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Add panko and flour to a bowl and mix. Add bell peppers, canned salmon, garlic, salt, pepper, egg, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and cilantro. Mix until incorporated.
  • Shape into 6-8 patties and heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add patties to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

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Nutrition

Serves: 6

Calories110kcal (6%)Carbohydrates9g (3%)Protein2g (4%)Fat7g (11%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol4mg (1%)Sodium318mg (13%)Potassium71mg (2%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A345IU (7%)Vitamin C21mg (25%)Calcium12mg (1%)Iron0.7mg (4%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    Delish! Ive made this over the years but this recipe with added mayo was different in a good way! Thanks for sharing your version

  2. 5 stars
    EXCELLENT RECIPE!!! I doubled it & added a bit more seasonings for my husband’s taste. YOUR RECIPES make me look like the best home cook ever!!! Big Thanks!!! 😉

  3. 5 stars
    The texture of the patties after cooking is superb. I have never put mayo in salmon patties. I did add onion since I can’t imagine salmon patties without onion.

    This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  4. 5 stars
    Outstanding recipe with great proportions! No need to adjust anything, and an extremely economical dish.

    I added onion because I’m a big fan of onions.

  5. 5 stars
    I just made your recipe for Salmon Croquettes —– so good. Gets a 5 * from me. I have tried many recipes for salmon patties, etc. but never found any I really liked. Even tried making my own version, and was never successful. These are so good and my search has finally come to an end. Thank you

  6. I have made this several times but I substitute canned tuna for the salmon since the family is not a fan of canned salmon. It is delicious and really easy.

  7. 5 stars
    Outstanding !!! Like my grandmother use to make, and I could NOT get it right until now. LOL I did add some onion and slap-our-mama in, but it turned out great! Thank you.

  8. I am not one to follow recipes to the letter but did for these croquettes. They turned out GREAT! I squeezed some lemon over top and was they even tastier!

  9. 5 stars
    Awesome base to the recipe but I thought I’d share my substitutions: 1/2 tsp paprika instead of cilantro, and green onions (chopped finely) instead of green bells. So yummy!

  10. 5 stars
    Made this using leftover baked salmon & it turned out great. Seems like I never have all the ingredients in a recipe! …I substituted Italian bread crumbs; dill for the cilantro and used red & yellow mini peppers. I also added a little chopped red onion and Siracha.

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