Easy Salmon Croquettes Recipe

Salmon croquettes are an easy yet impressive meal to make. The beauty of these croquettes is that they come together quickly in a single bowl but taste incredible. And if fresh salmon is not an option, then a can of wild salmon will do the trick while cutting your prep time in half. These croquettes are packed with flavor, with bright bursts of herby goodness in every bite.

Easy Salmon Croquettes Recipe

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Things You\’ll Need

  • 1, 14.75 oz canned salmon, drained, skin and bones removed

  • ¼ cup diced jalapeño peppers

  • 3 tbs freshly chopped dill

  • 3 tbs freshly chopped chives

  • 1 tbs chopped capers

  • 4 tbs mayonnaise

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tsp dijon mustard

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs, divided

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice

  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, plus more as needed

  • fresh pepper

  • 2 tbs neutral oil, for frying

  • sour cream, for garnish

  • 2 tbs freshly chopped chives, for garnish

  • lemon wedges, for serving

Step 1

Flake the salmon and add it to a medium bowl along with the jalapeños, dill, chives, capers, mayonnaise, garlic, mustard, egg, bread crumbs, lemon zest, juice, salt, and a few cracks of fresh pepper.

Prepping ingredients

Step 2

Gently mix everything together until just combined and shape into 7-8 equal sized patties. Dip both sides of each patty in a bowl filled with the remaining 1/2 cup of bread crumbs.

Shaping croquettes

Step 3

Heat the oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the patties in batches and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

cooking croquettes

Step 4

Serve salmon croquettes with a dollop of sour cream or tartar sauce, a sprinkle of chive, and a wedge of lemon. Enjoy while hot.

Finished croquettes Finished croquettes

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