Perfectly crisp on the outside and deliciously tender and flaky on the inside! Made with fresh salmon instead of canned and full of flavor. A tempting salmon dinner that's sure to impress!Plan on 1 - 2 patties per person depending on how much people love salmon, nutrition estimate is per patty.
1 1/4lbsskinless salmon
1cuppanko bread crumbs,divided
2 1/2Tbspminced fresh parsley
2green onions,chopped (1/3 cup)
1garlic clove,minced (1 tsp)
1 1/2tsplemon zest,plus lemon wedges for serving
3/4tspold bay seasoning
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Using a sharp knife coarsely chop salmon to a sausage like texture (approx. 1/4-inch pieces). This can also be done in a 3 batches in quick bursts in a food processor.
In a large mixing bowl stir together 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs, parsley, green onions, garlic, mayonnaise, lemon zest, dijon mustard, old bay seasoning, egg yolk, 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste) and 1/4 tsp pepper.
Add salmon then toss well to evenly coat with mixture. Scoop mixture 1/3 cup at a time creating 8 equal portions.
Pour remaining 3/4 cup panko into a shallow dish. Press and shape portions into 3-inch patties then coat and gently press into panko, coating both sides.
Pour 3 Tbsp oil into a large non-stick skillet and heat to medium-high heat.
Add four salmon patties (if needed carefully tilt pan for oil to run under salmon if it isn't already). Let fry until golden brown on bottom, about 2 minutes.
Carefully flip and continue to cook until second side is golden brown and patties are just cooked through, about 2 minutes longer.
Let drain on paper towels then repeat with repeat process with remaining four salmon patties. Serve warm with lemon wedges for spritzing over.
Update: I've had several readers mention that canned salmon worked well for them so just use whichever you prefer.