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Stacked salmon croquettes on white platter with tartar sauce against white wall

Southern Salmon Croquettes

These delicious Southern Salmon Croquettes are a quick and easy soul food classic done right!  Nice and tender on the inside full of salmon flavor and aromatics, yet crunchy and delicious on the exterior from an irresistible cornmeal breading, you will make these time and time again. 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine soul food, Southern
Keyword catfish, croquettes, salmon, seafood, seafood recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 medium croquettes
Calories 180kcal


  • 1 (14.75) pink salmon can with bones removed
  • 1/2-3/4 cup self rising flour
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion we use the food processor, this was about ½ an onion for us
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp worcheshire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal optional (you can omit or use flour if you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, add salmon, flour, onion, green pepper, egg, worcheshire sauce, salt, pepper flakes and black pepper and mix until well combined. The mixture will be somewhat softer and looser so you will have to handle with care but don’t worry, they will fry up just fine.
  • Add cornmeal to a plate and set aside.
  • Shape medium to small sized patties then carefully roll in cornmeal and set aside. (If you want to make them easier to work with, add to the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to firm up more).
  • Add oil to cast iron skillet and heat until oil reaches 375. Fry croquettes until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes on each side, and drain on paper towels then serve.



Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg