These air-fried salmon patties are reminiscent of classic salmon croquettes, crispy on the outside and pillowy tender on the inside. Look for canned or jarred salmon that has less than 50 milligrams of sodium per serving, and don't be afraid of varieties that have bones. They're easy to remove.

Adam Hickman
Source:, January 2019


Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray.

  • Drain salmon; remove and discard any large bones and skin. Place the salmon in a medium bowl. Add egg, panko, dill, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper; stir gently until combined. Shape the mixture into four 3-inch-diameter cakes.

  • Coat the cakes with cooking spray; place in the prepared basket. Cook at 400 degrees F until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 160 degrees F, about 12 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

517 calories; protein 51.8g 104% DV; carbohydrates 14.7g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.1g 8% DV; sugars 0.6g; fat 26.7g 41% DV; saturated fat 5g 25% DV; cholesterol 180.9mg 60% DV; vitamin a iu 309.2IU 6% DV; vitamin c 0.5mg 1% DV; folate 55.2mcg 14% DV; calcium 545.9mg 55% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 67.6mg 24% DV; potassium 680.3mg 19% DV; sodium 384.2mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.