Easy Salmon Croquettes Recipe

Salmon croquettes are an easy yet impressive meal to make. The beauty of these croquettes is that they come together quickly in a single bowl but taste incredible. And if fresh salmon is not an option, then a can of wild salmon will do the trick while cutting your prep time in half. These croquettes are packed with flavor, with bright bursts of herby goodness in every bite.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1, 14.75 oz canned salmon, drained, skin and bones removed

  • ¼ cup diced jalapeño peppers

  • 3 tbs freshly chopped dill

  • 3 tbs freshly chopped chives

  • 1 tbs chopped capers

  • 4 tbs mayonnaise

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tsp dijon mustard

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs, divided

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice

  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, plus more as needed

  • fresh pepper

  • 2 tbs neutral oil, for frying

  • sour cream, for garnish

  • 2 tbs freshly chopped chives, for garnish

  • lemon wedges, for serving

Step 1

Flake the salmon and add it to a medium bowl along with the jalapeños, dill, chives, capers, mayonnaise, garlic, mustard, egg, bread crumbs, lemon zest, juice, salt, and a few cracks of fresh pepper.

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Step 2

Gently mix everything together until just combined and shape into 7-8 equal sized patties. Dip both sides of each patty in a bowl filled with the remaining 1/2 cup of bread crumbs.

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Step 3

Heat the oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the patties in batches and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

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Step 4

Serve salmon croquettes with a dollop of sour cream or tartar sauce, a sprinkle of chive, and a wedge of lemon. Enjoy while hot.

(Image: Kristan Raines)
(Image: Kristan Raines)