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Simple Salmon Cakes Recipe

Salmon cakes are so simple and easy to make! And thanks to my air fryer, I can make them with no oils and still have the delicious taste.

An air fryer had been on my list of gadgets to get for quite some time. I’d seen so many yummy and healthier versions of my favorite recipes circulating around social media. So I was super excited to win one from Hamilton Beach at this year’s Mom 2.0 Summit in Austin, TX. I have definitely been putting my Hamilton Beach Air Fryer (affiliate link) to good use.

During the warmer months I am #TeamNoOven as much as possible. Thanks to tools like my InstaPot, CrockPot and, now, Air Fryer – it is easier than ever to cook a healthy and fulfilling meal for my family without the use of my oven.

Easy and Yummy Salmon Cakes in your Air Fryer

Simple Air Fryer Salmon Cakes

For salmon cakes on the stove, my go-to recipe is from my friend Natasha over at Houseful of Nicholes. Her salmon croquettes and rice recipe is the bestest!

Between her recipe and my Daddy’s, I was able to perfect a recipe that came out just the way I loved them using my air fryer.

These can be paired with so many side dishes or even enjoyed on their own as a snack. We prefer to eat them with grits and eggs. It’s the Southerner in me, y’all!

Yield: 12 salmon cakes

Air Fryer Salmon Cakes

Air Fryer Salmon Cakes

Simple and delicious salmon cakes you can make using your air fryer.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes


  • 3, 5 oz. cans of boneless skinless salmon , drained and patted dry
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the air fryer by spraying it with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients - salmon, bread crumbs, onion, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, milk, salt and pepper. Stir until mixed well.
  3. Using your hands, form spoonfuls of the mixture into small salmon cakes/patties. Arrange the salmon cakes in the air fryer in a single layer.
  4. Air fry on 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Repeat until all salmon cakes are done.
  5. Enjoy!


I have a 2.5 Liter air fryer and it took me 3 cycles to get all of the salmon cakes cooked.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

12 salmon cakes

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

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So just what is an air fryer and why would you want one?

Don’t let the “fryer” term fool you. An air fryer can fry, grill, bake, and roast! Many first-time purchasers get one to cut back on the fatty oils used when frying foods. 

Air fryers can help you create low-fat meals with easy clean-up. They use hot-air circulation to cook your food from all angles – and with no oils. The benefit? Healthier meals in less time with less mess to clean up.

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