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How to Make Salmon Patties without Eggs Quickly and Easily

How to Make Salmon Patties without Eggs Quickly and Easily

Everyone loves fresh salmon and salmon patties. However, there are some who are allergic to eggs. The question now becomes, how do you make salmon patties without eggs, there are some great alternatives that can be substituted for eggs. These alternative ingredients will allow you to make salmon patties at home at any time, you will no longer worry about running out of eggs or concerned with allergies.

Salmon patties are very nutritious for people, they are rich in omega-3 and calcium. The omega-3 fatty acids help prevent cancer and stabilize blood pressure. The eggs are important because they are a binding agent in the salmon patties, but other alternatives exist that can be used as the binding agent. The salmon patties take 15 minutes to prepare and 1.0 minutes to cook, and serves four people. 

Salmon Patties Without Eggs 


  • 3 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 3.4 Cup saltine crackers
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can of 15 oz wild salmon
  • 2 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard — any kind works
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tablespoon Olive Oil
    1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1/3 Cup Parsley— chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt — used for a sauce and is full of vitamins and minerals including calcium, vitamin A
  • Cayenne Pepper — nice spicy touch to the salmon patties. If you don't like spice, you can use paprika

Alternative Binders In Replacement For Eggs:

  • Mayonnaise — Mayonnaise is made up of eggs, so it will help hold the ingredients together One tablespoon is all you need for it to act as a binding ingredient in the mixture.
  • White Sauce — You can create a binding agent by combing butter, flour, and milk. Stir it in a pan until it boils. When cooled mix into the patty mixture.
  • Flour and Oatmeal — You will need to mix flour with the liquid ingredients and combine the oatmeal with the flour mixture.

Many people prefer using the mayonnaise and saltine crackers as a binding agent and work well holding the salmon patties together. The egg in the mayonnaise holds the dry ingredients together, while the texture of saltine crackers create a crispy texture to the patties. The mayonnaise and saltine crackers option, is the easiest of the binder alternatives.

Required Equipment:

  • 1 large mixing bowl for salmon patty mixture
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 small bowl for optional sauce
  • Fork
  • Skillet

Pro Tips:

If you are trying to save money, you can use canned fish instead of wild salmon. Consider using the mild flavored pink salmon with bones instead of going boneless, as bones provide calcium. Add more mayonnaise if you want moister salmon patties. You can make a mustard sauce to compliment the salmon patties.


  • Step 1: In mixing bowl, combine saltine crackers, tablespoon of mayonnaise, paprika, lemon juice and onion.
  • Step 2: In the medium bowl, put fresh can salmon and remove bones and flake the salmon with the fork.
  • Step 3: Add the salmon into mixing bowl. Mix everything together with your hands. If you don't want to get your hands dirty, you can use gloves. Just make sure not to overdo the mixing because it will fall apart. Mix for one minute.
  • Step 4: Shape patties into balls of a size your choice. Press the balls flat into patties. Now, you can either cook them immediately or chill them in the refrigerator.
  • Step 5: When you cook them, pour olive oil in the skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Place the patties in the skillet and cook for five minutes. Wait until the bottom is brown and then flip. Remove the patties when they're cooked all the way.
  • Step 6: If you want a sauce, combine two tablespoons of mayonnaise, mustard, and dill and mix it together. Consider adding yogurt to the mix and salt and pepper.

Final Word:

The salmon patties taste incredible after coming off the skillet. This meal is quick and easy to make, even without eggs. This is a simple recipe that you can make when you are out of eggs in the kitchen. This recipe is perfect for any family who may have an egg allergy. The recipe is perfect for anyone who loves salmon. You can also consider using another type of seafood, possibly halibut or catfish.