A platter of the Best Salmon Croquettes.

Best Salmon Croquettes Recipe

The Best Salmon Croquettes Recipe is so simple to make especially if you have some leftover mashed potato. Crispy on the outside and so flavorful. Come and take a look at how to make salmon croquettes. 
Course Entree or Main
Cuisine American
Keyword easy salmon croquette recipe, how to make salmon croquettes, leftover salmon recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 croquettes
Calories 75kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 180 grams salmon fillet skinless, boneless
  • pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 2 green onions (scallions) chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp chives fresh, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 2 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • pinch pepper
  • 2 cups mashed potato preferably Russet potaotes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil separated, for pan frying the croquettes
  • lemon wedges to garnish


  • Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  • Place salmon on parchment paper. Add a pinch of salt and bake for about 12 minutes or until flakes easily.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the egg, garlic, green onions, chives, bread crumbs, mustard, lemon juice and pepper. 
  • Add the mashed potatoes and thoroughly combine together.
  • Once the salmon is baked, flake entire fillet.
  • Gently fold salmon in the mashed potato mixture.
  • With a large disher, portion into 9 patties. Cut each portion in half to obtain 18 croquettes.
  • Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat, and working in batches of thirds, heat one tablespoon of olive oil and pan fry, shaking skillet back and front, until golden and hot in the center, about 10 minutes.
  • Repeat until all the croquettes have been pan fried. 
  • Garnish with lemon wedges and serve with your favorite yogurt sauce.


There is an inactive time of about 15 minutes while waiting for the croquettes to firm up in the fridge. 
You can replace fresh salmon with 1 can (213 grams) of salmon. Be sure to drain the liquid and properly mash up the bones.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*recipe lightly adapted from Canadian Living recipe


Serving: 1croquette | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 135mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg