Asian-Inspired Crispy Salmon Patties Recipe Is Dinner in 20 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

Asian-Inspired Crispy Salmon Patties Recipe Is Dinner in 20 Minutes

Salmon patties are a quick, family pleasing and budget-friendly dinner. Salmon patties can be made in so many different ways. These crispy skillet salmon patties put an Asian twist on the southern staple.

This Asian salmon patties recipe is made with canned salmon, panko breadcrumbs, an egg, fresh ginger or ground ginger, crushed red pepper flakes (optional, but adds a little kick), lemon zest for freshness, green onions, sweet red bell pepper and toasted sesame oil. Mix the ingredients together in one bowl, shape into patties and pan fry until crispy and golden brown.

If you prefer to use fresh salmon, cook about 1 pound of salmon fillets, cool and then flake into small pieces. If you want salmon patties for appetizers, simply form into smaller patties. Serve these crispy salmon cakes for dinner with your favorite sides and a dipping sauce. We like sweet chili sauce, creamy Asian dipping sauce or Chinese duck sauce.

Cuisine: American / Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 cans (5 ounces each) salmon, drained well 
  • 3/4 cup panko (divided)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon dried ground ginger
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
  • zest of 1 lemon (cut lemon into wedges for serving)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the salmon, 1/4 cup panko, egg, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, lemon zest, green onion, red bell pepper and sesame oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. (If the mixture is too loose, add a little more panko.)
  2. Put the 1/2 cup of panko onto a plate. Shape the salmon mixture into eight patties. 
  3. Heat a little vegetable oil in a large skillet. Dredge the patties in the panko and then put into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. (You may have to fry in two batches.) Serve with lemon wedges. 

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Skillets $10 & Up
Panko $2 & Up
Can Salmon
Can Salmon $3 & Up
Sesame Oil
Sesame Oil $3 & Up
Ginger $3 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
So delicious. I'm thinking about trying this recipe with canned tuna when I don't have canned salmon. Mmm!
So good. I love making fish patties like this.
Delicious recipe!
This recipe is all kinds of awesome. I've been making them up and freezing them (before cooking) I let them slightly the before crying them up in a tad bit of avocado oil. DELISH
Elisa Schmitz
That sounds amazing, AnnMac ! Thank you for sharing your feedback on this recipe, and your great suggestions. I'm going to try frying them in avocado oil, yum!

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