Baked Salmon Patties

Most Tuna Cakes or Salmon Patty recipes I’ve used in the past have involved frying up the patties in oil on the cook-top.  Then I discovered that you could bake them – healthier for you and less chance of burning!  This is a simple and fast recipe that you can make with your choice of spices.  Tonight we went for the gold medal and make a homemade mix similar to a spice blend called Old Bay Spice (created by a German immigrant in 1939).  This spice was perfect for a winter night with the right bite of sweet and savoury. With clean hands your children will love balling up the patties, this is high in protein and healthy Omegas and you’ll have supper on the table in less than 20 minutes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes                    Oven Time: 10-15 minutes             Serves: 4  (2 patties)


  • 2 213g cans of salmon
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 Tbsp of Panko or Breadcrumbs
  • 4 Tbsp green onion (chopped)
  • Old Bay Spice (see below)

       Old Bay spice:

  • 1 Tbsp Celery Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Bay Leaves (I ground my own with a pestle)
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves

Heat oven to 350°F.

Mix salmon, eggs and panko until well mixed.  In seperate small bowl mix together spices. Add 1/2 to 3/4 of the mixed spice to the patties or to your taste.  The rest of the mixed spice can be kept in an airtight container like a small mason jar.

Salmon Patties in a Stoneware Cupcake Tray

Form the salmon into patties large enough to fit into a cupcake tin/stone.   Prepare your cupcake tin/stone – I use a little oil wiped in all the cups.  Places patties in cupcake tin/stone and cook for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Darling Daughter’s Notes:  Mom made me two patties and I wanted more!  The spice was okay, I was pretty sure I could taste a little cinnamon.   I did use ketchup but they would have been good on their own to.  We had cabbage salad on the side.

Suggested Nutritional Values (2 patties): Calories 277, Protien 25g, Carbohydrates 11g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 1g, Total Fat 14g, Cholesterol 150mg, Sodium 360mg

Great Mineral Bonuses:  Vitamin B12 119%, Selenium 87%, Niacin 59%, Vitamin B6 50%, Thiamin 43%, Phosphorus 43%

Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions:   This is a great heart health recipe.  To lower the sodium, substitute celery seed in place of the celery salt and saved 94mg of sodium per serving.   Also, you can make your own whole wheat bread crumbs and skip the Panko seasoning – again reducing your salt intake.



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