Salmon Patties With Oatmeal

If you're a fan of crab cakes, then here's a flavorful salmon patties recipe to tempt you.

Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 serves

This is such a simple salmon patties recipe that uses two pantry staples: steel-cut oats and canned salmon. The cakes are finished with a hint of scallions, Dijon, and parsley. Serve these with sliced avocado, lightly dressed greens, and a lemon wedge for a light meal.

Another option is to layer the patties on a toasted brioche bun with tartar sauce, Bibb leaves, and pickled red onions. Fortunately, the patties freeze well—make a batch to have on hand for the nights when cooking feels like too much.


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats

  • 2 (14.5-ounce cans) canned salmon, drained, picked of bones and skin, and flaked

  • 2 large eggs, beaten 

  • ½ cup finely chopped scallions (about 3 scallions)

  • 2 tablespoons coarse grain Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided


  1. Place oats in a food processor. Pulse 10 times or until coarsely ground.

  2. Place salmon, oats, eggs, scallions, mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper in bowl. Using your hands, mix until well combined. Form into 8 patties.

  3. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high. Place 4 salmon patties in skillet and cook, until browned, 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining butter and patties.

    Salmon Patties Recipe
    Antonis Achilleos
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