Salmon Croquettes

Salmon Croquettes

This is a dish that my mom made often growing up so it is a nostalgic meal for me. Over the years she has tweaked it only to make it better. This is essentially like a crabcake, but made with salmon instead. These are absolutely delicious – with simple ingredients they are quick and easy to make for a weeknight meal.

Salmon Croquettes

June 4, 2017
: 4 servings
: Intermediate

Delicious Salmon Croquettes served with Remoulade Sauce


  • 1/2 Pound Atlantic Salmon Filet
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs plus extra for coating the croquettes
  • 2 Diced Green Onions (whole onion - white and green)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Remoulade Sauce:
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Capers (you can add more to taste preference)
  • 1 Teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Garlic
  • 2 and 1/2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Scallion
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2 Bake Salmon for 10 – 15 minutes until cooked through.
  • Step 3 Flake Salmon into bowl and add all other ingredients in order.
  • Step 4 Mix together well and form patties by hand. This should make 4 – 6 croquettes.
  • Step 5 Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan.
  • Step 6 Lightly coat each side of the croquettes with Panko Bread Crumbs then place in the hot oil. Cook for around 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  • Step 7 For the Remoulade Sauce, mix all ingredients in order and chill before serving.

A few tips for this recipe:

  • You can also use canned salmon if you want a shortcut, but I highly recommend using fresh fish.
  • It you want a little more texture in the croquettes you can add a few crushed up Saltine crackers to the salmon mixture.
  • To make these more kid friendly, serve with ketchup. That was my favorite way to eat them as a kid and I may still secretly have ketchup with my salmon croquette every once and a while. 😉
  • I traditionally serve this dish with homemade mashed potatoes and green peas, but if I am having guests I may switch it up and serve with a long grain rice and brussel sprouts.


Salmon Croquettes

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