Growing up my mother made the best salmon croquettes, so when my daughter requested them for dinner this week, I happily obliged. While I don’t have Mother’s recipe, she did a pinch of this and a dash of that; I do have Mother Jane’s Prescription for Hunger by Jane Justin. Written in 1968, it is filled with great recipes, including salmon croquettes. If you find a copy of Jane’s book at an estate sale, snap up a copy.

Salmon Croquettes

A vintage recipe that still makes for an easy weeknight recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course


  • 1 can salmon
  • 1/2 cup crackers, crushed saltine or ritz crackers work fine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • Drain and mash the salmon in a bowl.
  • Blend in cracker crumbs, salt, egg, parsley, onion and worcestershire sauce.
  • Mix well and form into four patties.
  • Place panko crumbs on a plate and press both sides of the patties gently into the crumbs. Handle carefully as patties tend to fall apart.
  • Place the finished patties on a clean plate and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to make them easier to transfer to the frying pan.
  • Add olive oil to frying pan and heat to medium heat.
  • Fry patties until brown about 6-7 minutes per side.
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