Sweet Potato Salmon Patties

What to do with leftover salmon.  Ok Ok WHY do I have leftover salmon?  I know some of you are asking how can you have leftover salmon.     Well, during my Alaska trip this year we had the “pleasure” of butchering this one huge, monster salmon.  Let me tell you….I should taken video or pictures.  There were four of us and we took turns trying to cut these salmon steaks. This one particular salmon was a beast with a vertebrae that was making us sweat.  Needless to say, the steaks were quite large.

I had taken out two of the steaks from the freezer for dinner.  Dinner for the 3 of us includes myself, my husband and an 8 year old. One steak was not quite enough but two would leave a small amount of leftover. Unfortunately, hubby had to go out of town, but I had to cook these 2 monster steaks.  The little one and I did our best but still had quite a bit left.  You can’t waste Alaskan salmon so I had to come up with a plan for the rest.

I do make salmon patties quite often but wanted to do a little something different.  I had two sweet potatoes in the pantry and about a cup of cooked rice-quinoa mix from the salmon dinner.  You can certainly make this recipe with fresh salmon or canned salmon and leave out the rice or vegetables.  Whatever your taste prefers.  The sweet potato gives the patty a creamy texture without overpowering the salmon.


  • Flaked salmon (I ended up with a little more than 2 cups)
  • 2 sweet potatoes (cubed, cooked, mashed)
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons SpinBlend (mayo/salad dressing) or stone ground mustard
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs/panko…you can add a little more if texture it too wet
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • As I mentioned I had about 1 cup of leftover rice-quinoa so I added it as well.

**You may be asking where is the seasoning?? Since, the salmon was already cooked and seasoned well I didn’t need to add more.  If you are using fresh or canned salmon you will need to add some seasoning- at a minimum salt and pepper.

Mix all together, form patties and cook in a heated pan with a little oil or on your griddle.




Note:  My son doesn’t care for sweet potato too much so I separated out some of the mix before adding sweet potato so he would have one burger sans sweet potato.




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