Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Growing up, Salmon patties were a regular in our house. Mom would make salmon patties with a side of black eye peas. I have never been able to make them like mom. Hers were always so good. I do not think she added much to the recipe but they were always smashed flat and fried with crispy edges. 

Me and Nick are always trying to decide what to make for dinners during the week. We both work so we like something thats quick and easy but we are just running out of ideas. It has been a while since we had salmon patties so I decided to prepare some the night before so all we had to do was cook them and add a side. 

We do not fry our foods in grease. We haven’t done this in a long time. About the only thing that gets fried around here is an egg. We usually use the oven, grill or airfyer. I used the air fryer for this recipe and they turned out puffy and delicious. And yes, I added a side of black eye peas. 


12 oz canned salmon (Drain, skin and remove the larger bones.)
2 eggs
¼ cup mayo
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup breadcrumbs
Lemon zest of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon Dill weed
Add everything together and form into 4 patties.
Turn on air fryer to 390 degrees and preheat for about 3 minutes. 
Spray air fryer tray, place in patties and spray tops of patties. 
Cook for 8-10 minutes. 

I liked these better than the crab cakes I usually make. They are simple and quick. They can also be made ahead of time and placed in the fridge until ready to cook. 

Do you like Salmon patties? What are some meals you remember growing up on. 


  1. LOVE salmon, in any form! One thing from childhood I loved was fish sticks... haven't had them in decades!

  2. I learned about air fryers here at your blog. Thanks so much - I love mine and use it often. Tonight we will be making French fries.

  3. Salmon patties were always welcome at the table in our home growing up. Sherry has kept up the tradition our sides are cabbage, cornbread and pintos.
    Those sound good you have listed.
    TAke care and try to be good!
    Love from Florida
    Sherry & jack

  4. These look and sound delicious! We have them quite regularly here too. I think I may have to break down and buy an air fryer!

    1. We have them sometimes with stewed tomatoes and rice. My family all cooked them when we were growing up too. Memories and food such a connection.

  5. My husband loves salmon patties. I'll have to try this recipe.