Southern Fried Salmon Patties Straight from Grandma’s Kitchen


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Prepare to embark on a culinary journey through the heart of the American South with a recipe that’s as comforting as it is delicious: Southern Fried Salmon Patties. These golden-brown delights, lovingly crafted with tender salmon, aromatic herbs, and a hint of spice, are sure to evoke memories of home-cooked meals and cherished family gatherings. So, grab your apron and get ready to experience the true taste of Southern hospitality with this beloved recipe.

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– 2 cans (14.75 ounces each) salmon, drained and flaked
– 1/2 cup finely diced onion
– 1/4 cup finely diced celery
– 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
– 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
– 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon paprika
– Salt and black pepper, to taste
– 1 cup breadcrumbs
– 2 eggs, beaten
– Vegetable oil, for frying


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flaked salmon, diced onion, diced celery, chopped parsley, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.

2. Add the breadcrumbs to the salmon mixture, stirring until evenly distributed. The mixture should hold together when pressed but still be moist. If necessary, adjust the consistency by adding more breadcrumbs or mayonnaise.

3. Shape the salmon mixture into patties, using about 1/4 cup of the mixture for each patty. Place the patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.

4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering.

5. Dip each salmon patty into the beaten eggs, coating both sides, then dredge in breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.

6. Carefully place the coated patties in the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side.

7. Transfer the fried salmon patties to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

8. Serve the Southern Fried Salmon Patties hot with your favorite side dishes, such as creamy coleslaw, mashed potatoes, or cornbread, and enjoy the comforting flavors of the South.


With this classic Southern recipe in your repertoire, you can bring a taste of Southern comfort to your table any day of the week. So gather your loved ones, share stories of days gone by, and savor the simple pleasures of homemade goodness. From Grandma’s kitchen to yours, happy frying! 🎣🍴✨

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