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Fresh Southern Salmon Croquettes

Probably, you have already tried a lot of recipes for salmon like baked or broiled salmon and you want to learn other recipes that you can cook for the family and enjoy. Why not try this healthy and simple to prepare salmon croquettes recipe.

This was my mother’s favorite, original, and quick meal recipe to be served with lemon and sauce.

Today, I will show you a delicious recipe for salmon croquettes. A very pleasant way to prepare your favorite fish.

In this article we’re gonna look at these steps below together:

What is Salmon Croquettes?

Salmon croquettes are originally known as a fishcake. It’s a dish consisting of filleted salmon or other seafood minced or ground, mixed with flour and eggs, it can be fried or boiled but it tastes great.

It’s easy to cook and prepare and will make a huge difference to your family’s usual salmon dish.

How to Make Salmon Croquettes

Salmon patties can easily be cooked in a nonstick pan or on the grill. Empty salmon meat into a bowl, use a fork to flake salmon into small pieces.

Finely chop the onion, bell pepper, and garlic, then add to salmon. Add egg, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper to salmon, mix and mash thoroughly.

You can form salmon patties by hand or use the rim of a glass. Spread cornmeal on wax paper, sprinkle with paprika, and then coat each patty with cornmeal.


Fry in a moderate amount of hot olive oil or spray the entire patty. Bake in 350 degrees in the oven until golden brown, yummy my little tummy.

What Makes The Best Salmon Croquette Recipe?

It’s not difficult as you can imagine, just some simple cooking skills and fresh ingredients can make the best recipe, and can make the salmon taste great and delicious:

  • Canned Salmon.
  • Onions.
  • Peppers.
  • Egg.
  • You can use either Flour or Cornmeal.

Always when my mom goes shopping, she chooses high-quality products for all kinds of food, especially when she wants to buy fish, and today she will get canned salmon without bones and fresh as well.

Green Onion can taste great with fish in general and you can add a piece of garlic, it can make a difference in the final flavor.

Pepper is a great choice if you want your salmon delicious.

My mum usually uses eggs with flour instead of cornmeal because it’s enhanced with flavor and also can make the gold color when it’s fried.

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Salmon Croquettes with Flour or with Cornmeal?

The major difference between flour and cornmeal is the texture and consistency. Cornmeal, made from drying and grinding dent corn. 

It’s more coarsely ground than flour. If the cornmeal is used to thicken a recipe, then cornflour will make for an adequate substitute.

But the choice is yours. If you like coarse crunch use cornmeal. Either you use flour, you are a slightly soft food lover. Anyway, it’s optional for you.

Can you bake these salmon croquettes?

If you are not able to fry these salmon croquettes. Give it a try to bake them. My mom usually bakes these croquettes at 375 degrees for around 15 minutes. 

Firstly, I spray a non-stick pan with some butter, then the salmon croquettes to get the golden color and get the crunch feeling when you eat them.

What other meats can you use instead of salmon?

If you aren’t familiar with the salmon smell and savor, you can make the croquettes with other tasty meat like tuna, white fish, and crab or you can use chicken or turkey meat.

Fresh salmon or canned salmon?

To make it easy for you to make salmon croquettes recipe, canned salmon saves time to make the meal fast. But as you know fresh salmon is healthier than canned, you can make it at home before preparing your croquettes.

If you decided to use fresh salmon, make sure to get the bones out of the fillet. And mince the salmon meat into pieces so it can be easily formed into patties. 

Then mix your salmon with the spices you prefer.

How to freeze salmon croquettes

Make sure to freeze salmon croquettes before frying or baking, form the salmon into patties, and place them on a lined baking sheet. 

Freeze for 1 hour. Remove the patties from the freezer, and store them in an airtight container for up to three months.

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Fresh Southern Salmon Croquettes

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Definitely,you've already tried to cook salmon croquettesand other ways how to cook them easily but today let me share with you this deliciousrecipe. I bring you a completely new light to eating healthy.


  • 1 (14.75) pink salmon
  • 1/23/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion we use thefood processor (this was about ½ an onion for us)
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp worcheshire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal optional (you can omit or use flour if you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Empty salmon into bowl, use fork to flake salmon apart into tiny pieces, finally chop green onion, bell pepper and garlic (optional), then add to salmon and add egg, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper to salmon.
  2. Put flour or cornmeal in a plate.
  3. Mix and mash thoroughly form salmon medium to small patties by hand or use the rim of a glass. Then roll them in the flour or the cornmeal. (To make it easy put them in the fridge to absorb the ingredients around 15 minutes)
  4. Put the oil in the pan until it warms up then add the salmon balls carefully. Fry the croquettes and wait them taking the golden brown color from both side.
  5. Put the salmon croquettes in a metal basket to get rid of oil then serve.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Seafood
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 180

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