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; carbohydrates 14.7g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 0.6g; fat 26.7g; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 180.9mg; vitamin a iu 309.2IU; vitamin c 0.5mg; folate 55.2mcg; calcium 545.9mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 67.6mg; potassium 680.3mg; sodium 384.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
I used the whole can of salmon (bones and skin) put the whole can of salmon in a bowl and I took a potato masher and mashed it all up together. The bones and skin will crush up in the meat and its nutritional for you. You can t tell it s in the meat once it s cooked. I used to separate that stuff and it just took way to long and it to nutrition out of the salmon patty. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Let me first say that my mom used to make salmon patties when I was younger and I HATED those nights! My dad requested them though and I recently bought an air fryer so I found this recipe. Super easy and quick recipe to make. I used a can of red salmon that was 14.75 ounces. Also I rehydrated minced onions and added them in and didn t use dill as I didn t have it. Those were the only substitutions I made. Oh and I flipped them with 4 minutes left so they got nice and brown on both sides instead of just the top. These were delicious! However they were dry (which I feel is typical of salmon patties). Next time I d either add more mayo and/or mustard add another egg or cook for maybe 10 minutes instead of 12. Overall my dad loved them and my mom and I liked them. But I ll definitely be making this recipe again! Read More