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air fryer salmon patties on white plate with tartar sauce on one

Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Quick and easy to make, these air fryer salmon patties are wonderfully flavorful and so simple to make. Serve as an appetizer or as part of a main for one delicious bite!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried salmon cakes, air fried salmon patties, how to cook salmon patties in the air fryer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freezer time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 patties
Calories 228kcal
Author Tanya


  • 14.5 oz can of Wild Caught Alaskan salmon , drained, bones and skin removed
  • 1 cup of Italian bread crumbs separated
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup diced sweet onion
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp celery salt
  • Oil for spraying


  • In a bowl, combine salmon, ½ cup bread crumbs, egg, sweet onion, red bell pepper, garlic, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and celery salt.
  • Form mixture into 6 patties and place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 370 Fahrenheit.
  • Spread the remaining ½ cup of breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Remove the patties from the freezer and coat patties in the breadcrumbs.
  • Place in the preheated air fryer basket and cook for 11-13 minutes, flipping and spraying with oil halfway. Serve and enjoy.


  • Make them gluten-free by using GF breadcrumbs.
  • Be sure to freeze the patties before breading them or they can fall apart.
  • You can serve these without removing the bones if you prefer. You could also use three 5 oz cans of skinless, boneless, Wild Caught pink salmon.
  • Leftovers will keep well for up to 4 days in the fridge and can be reheated in the air fryer at 360F for 4 minutes.
  • To pan-fry, follow the directions but pan fry the patties in an oiled pan over medium-high heat until browned, about 3-4 minutes each side.


    Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 685mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 2mg