Air Fryer Salmon Patties Recipe: Your New Favorite 20-Minute Dinner by 30Seconds Food

Air Fryer Salmon Patties Recipe: Your New Favorite 20-Minute Dinner

If you're looking for quick budget-friendly meal options for your family, consider adding salmon patties into your dinner rotation. Salmon patties usually have minimal ingredients and prep, and are pretty easy on the wallet. These crispy salmon patties are made in the air fryer! Another bonus, right?

This air fryer salmon patties recipe is made with canned salmon, breadcrumbs, egg, sour cream, Dijon mustard, lemon juice (fresh is best), onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chopped fresh parsley and dill. Form the mixture into four large patties and air fry until hot and crispy on the outside.

Serve these easy salmon cakes with tartar sauce, remoulade sauce, creamy Cajun sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) salmon, drained
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill 

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Recipe Notes

  • You could make smaller appetizer-size salmon patties, but be sure to decrease the cooking time. 
  • This recipe makes two servings, but could easily be doubled or even tripled for families.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into four patties. 
  3. Put the patties into the air fryer basket or on the air fryer tray. (You may have to cook these in batches.) Mist the top of the patties with nonstick cooking spray. 
  4. Bake the salmon patties for about 3 minutes, then flip, mist with cooking spray and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining patties, if necessary. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 252

Total Fat: 10.7g

Saturated Fat: 5.3g

Cholesterol: 102mg

Sodium: 396mg

Total Carbohydrate: 23.8g

Dietary Fiber: 1.9g

Total Sugars: 2.9g

Protein: 14.1g

Vitamin D: 8mcg

Calcium: 115mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 202mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Mmm! We love salmon, and this is such an unexpected way to use it. Love this delicious recipe! #yum

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