Salmon patties

A firm family favourite.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Packed with textures of flaky salmon and creamy potato mash, these patties make an excellent snack for kids and adults alike.
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  • 3 medium (600g) potatoes, peeled
  • 415 gram can pink salmon, drained, bones removed
  • 5 green onions (green shallots), white and pale green parts sliced thinly
  • 440 gram can corn kernels, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 cup (280g) stale breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying


  • 1
    Boil potatoes in a medium saucepan of salted water until tender, drain well. Transfer to a medium bowl, mash while hot.
  • 2
    Stir in salmon, onion and corn. Season with salt and ground white pepper. Add egg and mix well. Stir in 2 cups breadcrumbs, or until the mixture is a good consistency for shaping into patties.
  • 3
    Scoop small amounts of salmon mixture, about the size of a golf ball. Roll each ball in the remaining breadcrumbs, press on firmly. Flatten balls slightly into patties.
  • 4
    Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 190°C, or in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat. Deep-fry patties, in batches, 3 minutes, or until a deep golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Allow oil to come back to temperature after each batch, before cooking the next.
  • 5
    Serve the patties piping hot with green vegetables, mayonnaise and lemon halves, if desired.

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