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. 


Do you ever just wonder why or why not about certain things? I do. Every day I come across something that makes me stop and think, “why?’ I do not have anything else to write about today so just for fun, let me share with you some of the things I often question.

-Why do pajamas have pockets? Is it just incase you get up in the middle of the night and decide to take a trip to Walmart?

-Why do kids wear hoodies in the middle of the summer? Are they hiding something? Afraid of the sun?


-Why do they have the ability to operate on babies inside the womb but Dentists still use drills and pliers? I dread the dentist.

-Why have they never invented a camera for left handed people? The button is always on the right. 

-Why don’t they sell light up toilets? Just ask a man.

-Why do some people take their pets into the grocery store? I love pets but this is just nasty. Sorry. I have seen some stuff. Eeh. 

-Why do people wear socks with flip flops? Free the toes people!

-Why has no one invented resealable cereal bags or potato chip bags? Not everyone is like me and eats the whole bag in one sitting. 

These were just a few. I’m sure you have questioned many things, so now I would love to know your “whys”.