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Three Air Fryer Southern Salmon Patties on a plate with salad.

Air Fryer Southern Salmon Patties

Air Fryer Southern Salmon Patties get wonderfully crispy in the air fryer and are seasoned with just a little green onion, lemon zest, parsley, and Old Bay so that the flavor of the salmon is front and center. Made with canned salmon, these salmon cakes are so tasty!

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Southern
Keyword air fryer, seafood
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 176 kcal


  • 1 (14-ounce) can pink salmon, drained
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 5 crushed Saltine crackers
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs


  1. Combine salmon, egg, mayonnaise, crushed Saltines, onion, Old Bay, parsley, and lemon zest in a medium bowl. 

  2. Mix well and shape into 4 patties.

  3. Press both sides into panko crumbs. 

  4. Place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap.

    Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  5. Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees.

  6. Mist with oil. Air Fry for 4 minutes at 380 degrees. Flip over and mist with oil. Air fry 4 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Southern Salmon Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.