Best Crispy Salmon Fritters

A Red Spatula
by A Red Spatula
16 servings
25 min

If you have never tried a salmon fritter before, you are missing out. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Let's also talk about the flavor. Even people who don't love salmon, love this recipe.

I grew in up Alaska and we ate a lot of salmon, but I never appreciated it growing up. It was just always there and we ALWAYS ate it.


  • Salmon- I used canned salmon, but I will also show below how to use fresh salmon.
  • All-purpose flour- This is used as a binder.
  • Eggs- I separate my eggs and will show this method below.
  • Seasonings- salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc.
  • Oil- for frying. No, you cannot bake these. I don't fry often, but this is one recipe I ALWAYS fry.


There are 2 types of salmon to use.

If you are looking for some side dish recipes to accompany the fritters, let me make a few suggestions:

  • Skillet Cornbread is the perfect side for these fritters!
  • Couscous Veggie Salad
  • Broccoli and Cheese Bites
  • Corn and Millet Fritters
  • Healthy Ambrosia Salad
  • Creamy Wild Rice Casserole
Best Crispy Salmon Fritters
Recipe details
  • 16  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 2 cups flaked salmon You can either bake a fillet at 400 degrees for about 7 minutes. Let it cool and flake, or you can open a can of canned salmon. Make sure if you use canned salmon to drain really well.
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, fried or fresh chopped
  • canola oil, or oil of choice for frying. You will need enough to give you about 1 1/2 inches in whatever pan you are frying in.

Start heating oil in heavy bottom pan. You want it to be hot and ready by the time you are done mixing ingredients. I like my oil to be about 370-375 degrees for frying.Now, here is one thing about frying- as long as your oil is nice and hot, oil absorption into your food is minimal. The cooler the oil, the more it will absorb into your food, yuck!Add salmon, egg yolks, flour and spices to medium sized bowl. Mix well.In another bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the salmon mixture. Now, it is ready to fry!Drop carefully by spoonfuls into the hot oil. Fry, turning occasionally until the salmon fritters are golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon, draining. Place on a paper towel lined plate to absorb the rest of the oil. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!
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