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Salmon Patties!

These air fryer salmon patties are a healthy alternative to regular beef burgers! Some call them salmon patties, to others, they’re croquettes. No matter what you call them, give this recipe a shot and let us know how it goes.

Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Salmon patties are golden and crispy on the outside, soft and flaky on the inside, and delicious in every bite.

They’re nutritious, to boot! Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Read more about why FITAID has Omega-3s HERE Frying it in oil adds so many calories, though. The solution? Use the air fryer. You’ll still get that crunchy outer crust, but without all that oil. It’s a win-win!


  • Aioli Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 pinches of Cajun seasoning
  • Salmon Patties
  • 12 ounces salmon, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, more if needed
  • 1 lemon
  • Cooking spray

Right to the recipe:

  • This recipe calls for fresh minced salmon, but you can also use canned or previously cooked salmon instead.
  • Use two forks to break the salmon into flakes.
  • Mix in a tablespoon of flour to bind the ingredients. Add more if needed.
  • Divide the mixture into four and shape them into patties.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the lemon into four wedges, and place them at the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  • Place the patties on top of the lemon wedges. Aside from the flavor, this will prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the basket.
  • Spray the tops with oil – this gives the patties extra crunch. Stick to olive, avocado, or canola oil spray because they have a high smoke point.
  • Pro-tip: do not use an aerosol oil spray, as it contains harmful chemicals that will damage your air fryer over time.
  • Attach the basket into the air fryer and reduce the heat to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook the patties for 10 to 15 minutes. Flip them over halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • Spray the tops with oil. This will ensure that both sides are nice and crispy.
  • To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer into the center of a patty.
  • It should read at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit. They should be golden brown and crisp at this point.