Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Golden and crunchy, these air fryer salmon patties cut down on the oil and deliver big on flavor! Made with canned salmon, they are a great way to cook from your pantry.

The air fryer is such a great way to get crispy food while cutting back on oil. From air fryer chicken wings to french fries and these salmon patties, there are so many wonderful possibilities!

These air fryer salmon patties are golden, crispy and so tasty! I love that they are made with canned salmon, yet jazzed up with fresh lemon zest and dill. I think you’re going to love them!

Air Fryer Salmon Patties


  • 12 oz canned salmon (or 3 125 g cans); drained, mashed, skin and bones removed if desired
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • lemon zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill or 2 teaspoons fresh

Air Fryer Salmon

serving suggestions

  • fresh dill
  • yogurt or tzatziki
  • lemon wedges
  • fresh cucumber


First mix ingredients together-in a big bowl, use a spatula to mix together the salmon (drained, mashed, and skin/bones removed if you’d like), eggs, mayo, salt, breadcrumbs, lemon zest and dill.

Salmon Patties

Then Measure out patties– using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, firmly pack the combination into the cup, then tap it out into the palm of your hand.

After Form patties-pat softly to form a patty that is no more than 1 inch thick and is of equal thickness across the patty.

Cook the patties- heat air fryer to 390 °F. Spray the basket with oil, then add patties into the basket. Spray the tops of the salmon patties.

Cook for a total of eight -8- minutes. Spray a second time 1-2 minutes before the patties are cooked through.

Serve-top the patties with the serving suggestions, and enjoy

Air Fryer Salmon Patties


Depending on the size of your air fryer you may be able to cook 2-4 patties at a time. If you have a basket air fryer, no need to flip. If you have an oven air fryer, rotate the trays halfway through, and keep a careful eye on them as they may cook through with a slightly different cook time.

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