Crispy Salmon Patties

October  4, 2022
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Crisp on the outside, moist and tender on the inside; serve atop a green salad: romaine lettuce, green onions, and mandarin orange slices. Amazing! —FirstTimeFoods

What You'll Need
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 large leek, white and light green parts only, finely diced (about ½ cup)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or a small sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons capers – drained, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1-1/2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  1. Start by dicing 3 stalks of celery (about 1 cup) and 1 leek. Make sure to rinse the leek well, to get rid of sand!
  2. Sautée this over medium-low heat in a skillet, stirring occasionally until soft and opaque. Let it cool, while you get the salmon mixture ready.
  3. In a food processor, combine ~1.5 pounds of raw salmon fillet (skin removed), the juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Pulse this until combined to a paste, and transfer the salmon paste to a large bowl.
  4. Add ⅓ cup of mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons of diced capers, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill, and ⅓ cup of panko bread crumbs to the bowl and stir with a spatula to combine.
  5. Add in the sautéed leeks and celery, and form the mixture into 8 patties, coat them with another ¾ of the panko bread crumbs, and lay them in a oiled baking pan.
  6. Bake the patties at 425* on convection for 20 minutes, 10 on each side. If you’re baking in a regular oven, increase the temperature by 25* to 450*.

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  • Carrie Vossler
    Carrie Vossler

3 Reviews

Carrie V. January 6, 2015
I made this last night, and am curious.....has anyone checked the instructions for errors and omissions (at least 4 or 5)? It did turn out "pretty darn tasty" but if I was just starting my culinary journey, I would have been really sad.
FirstTimeFoods January 6, 2015
Hi Carrie,
Thanks for pointing out the errors! Just looked into editing the recipe and it is actually entered correctly, so not sure why the question marks are showing up once published. Check out these screenshots http://firsttimefoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/salmonpatties01.jpg and http://firsttimefoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/salmonpatties02.jpg. Maybe Food52 can look into it?

The best place to view the recipe is right on our website. Here is the direct link to this recipe: http://firsttimefoods.com/salmon-patties

Thanks again, happy New Year!
Carrie V. January 6, 2015
Thanks, maybe it's just me, but it calls for 1 egg and then never mentions it again, and calls for 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, and then says to add 1 teaspoon cayenne? I still enjoyed the recipe and just finished a crispy salmon pattie with and egg on top and a bit of hollandaise for breakfast....yum and thanks again. Take Care:)