Air Fryer Salmon Cakes

These air fryer salmon cakes are a delicious and healthy quick-meal solution. Filled with tasty ingredients like green onions, parsley, soy sauce, and Worcestershire, these salmon cakes are jam-packed with flavor!

A plate of air fryer salmon cakes, garnished with parsley and on a marble background

When it comes to air fryer recipes, my salmon cakes are one of my personal favorites. I love whipping them up for lunch, especially on days when I’m short on time (but still craving a good, warm meal).

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If you love air fryer recipes, then you’ve landed on the right website! Over the years, I’ve shared tons of air fryer meals, sides, and desserts. Here are some other ones that I think you’ll like:

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This recipe is also featured in my cookbook, The 'I Love My Air Fryer' Affordable Meals Recipe Book – available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

The Perfect Texture

When it comes to making salmon cakes, the trickiest part is getting the right texture and consistency. This is why I adore making mine in the air fryer! All thanks to my nifty air frying machine, my salmon cakes are always baked to a perfected crisp!

Traditional salmon cakes are normally deep fried, which means having to use tons of oil. However, with the magic of the air fryer, only a fraction of the oil is required – making them a much healthier alternative!

A white, rectangular plate, filled with delicious crispy salmon cakes and garnished with parsley. One salmon cake is being cut through with a fork.

What ingredients Do I Need to Make Air Fryer Salmon Cakes?

Just below, I’ve listed all the ingredients you’ll need to make your very own batch of air fryer salmon cakes:

  • Cooked salmon
  • Eggs
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Green onions
  • Parsley
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Worcestershire
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Celery seed

Keep on scrolling to get the full recipe card with the specific amounts, as well as my easy step-by-step instructions!

How Do I Prevent My Salmon Cakes From Sticking to My Air Fryer?

These days, most air fryers are adequately equipped with non-stick baskets. Of course, depending on the recipe, oil can make a huge difference in ensuring that your food doesn’t stick to the bottom.

For my air fryer salmon cakes, be sure to spray and coat your basket with cooking oil. Once the patties are ready to go in for baking, spray the tops with cooking oil, too.

Three salmon cakes on a white plate, garnished with parsley

How Long Does it Take to Bake Air Fryer Salmon Cakes?

Lucky for you, this recipe doesn’t take long to bake! My air fryer salmon cakes only require 7 minutes of baking time. Just be sure to flip them half-way through!

Give Them Space!

Don’t forget that a vital part of air frying is to not overcrowd your food. Baking in an air fryer is most successful when your recipe is laid out in the basket in a single layer.

This recipe for salmon cakes yields in four patties, so you will have plenty of room in your air fryer basket to give them space and allow for adequate air circulation.

How Do I Store My Leftover Air Fryer Salmon Cakes?

If you have any leftover salmon cakes, be sure to store them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to four days.

To enjoy leftovers, preheat your air fryer to 350°F, spray your basket, and bake for about 5-6 minutes.

A plate of air fryer salmon cakes, garnished with parsley and on a marble background

How to Make Air Fryer Salmon Cakes

Okay, folks: the moment you’ve been waiting for! If you’re ready for some flavorful and crispy salmon cakes, then keep on reading for my full recipe card! Enjoy!

A plate of air fryer salmon cakes, garnished with parsley and on a marble background

Air Fryer Salmon Cakes Recipe

Yield: Makes 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Looking for your next best air fryer recipe? Then you just HAVE to give these Air Fryer Salmon Cakes. Jam packed with flavor and crisped to perfection, your family will be begging for seconds once they take their first bite!


  • 1/2 pound cooked salmon, shredded
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 medium green onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed


    • Preheat air fryer to 370ºF.
    • In a large bowl, combine salmon, eggs, breadcrumbs, green onions, parsley, soy sauce, Worcestershire, salt, garlic powder, cayenne, and celery seed. Mix well.
    • Form into 4 equal balls and flatten into 1-inch thick patties.
    • Spray inside air fryer with olive oil.
    • Arrange salmon cakes inside air fryer in a single layer.Four salmon cakes laid out in a single layer in the basket of an air fryer, ready to be baked.
    • Spray tops of salmon cakes with olive oil.
    • Air fry for 7 minutes, flipping half-way through.Four salmon cakes laid out in a single layer in the basket of an air fryer, baked and ready to be served.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 4 Serving Size 1 Salmon Cake
    Amount Per Serving Calories 272Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 129mgSodium 1103mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 20g

    Nutrition information is an estimate.

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