Cheesy Southern Salmon Patties Recipe Is Ready in 10 Minutes Seafood Dinner Budget-friendly

Donna John
7 months ago

You can always find a can of salmon in my pantry. When my kids were little, salmon patties were an easy dinner for those busy school nights. And even as empty nesters, salmon patties are still a go-to recipe for me. 

Here's a different twist on the traditional salmon patties. The salmon patties are made with a large can of drained and flaked salmon, an egg, buttermilk, self-rising flour and shredded cheddar cheese. The ingredients are simply mixed together, shaped into patties and pan-fried until crispy and golden on both sides. 

This cheesy salmon patties recipes can stick very easily because of the cheese, so be sure to use a nonstick pan and keep an eye on them. You can switch up the cheese you use for this easy recipe. Try mozzarella, muenster, gouda, white cheddar, Gruyere or even Swiss cheese instead of cheddar cheese. Serve these southern salmon patties with your favorite side dishes

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 can (15 ounces) salmon, drained and flaked
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Here's how to make it:

  1. Mix all ingredients together well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Shape into patties.
  2. Heat a little oil in a nonstick pan and cook until browned on both sides, about 4 to 5 minutes.

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Nonstick Pans $10 & Up
Spatulas $5 & Up
Canned Salmon $3 & Up

Comments (5)

Donna John
What does everyone call these? Salmon patties, salmon cakes or salmon croquettes?
I call them salmon cakes (like crab cakes)! 😋
Gwen Johnson
Salmon patties are one of my all-time faves.
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