salmon patty on a yellow plate topped with creamed peas

Air Fryer Salmon Patties (+ Stovetop)

Air fryer salmon croquette patties that are full of spice, leftover mashed potatoes, and then fried to perfection. An easy weeknight dinner for the whole family. #airfryersalmonpatties #mondayismeatloaf #salmonpatties #airfryersalmoncroquettes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, air fryer recipe, air fryer salmon patties, canned salmon recipe, easy dinner recipe, salmon patties, salmon recipe, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 283kcal
Author Tina


  • 20 ounces canned Salmon wet weight, 16 ounces dry weight
  • 2 1/2 cups mashed potatoes leftover
  • 1/4 cup milk can substitute with heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp parsley generous
  • 1 tsp chives generous
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Creole seasoning can substitute with seasoned salt

Breading Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs


  • Combine all the ingredients except the breading ingredient group.
  • Form salmon mixture into patties. Dip in flour, then egg mixture, and then breadcrumbs.
  • Stovetop: Melt butter on stove and add olive oil to a preheated large fry pan. Cook a few minutes on each side until golden brown, and a nice crust has formed.
  • Air Fryer: Cook at 400-degrees for 8 minutes, and spritz with olive oil. Flip, and spritz with olive oil again, and cook and additional 8 minutes.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate in airtight container for up to one week. Can be served with creamed peas, recipe in post above.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 2.2mg