Salmon Burgers

Fondation OLO | Recipe | Salmon Burgers
the illustrated version
of this recipe

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Cost per serving 2,36$
Storage 3 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
Kitchen tools Cutting board, sharp knife, large frying pan, fork, measuring cups and spoons, grater, can opener, large bowl, spatula.

This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.


2 cans (2 x 213g) pink salmon, drained
1 egg
125 ml (½ cup) quick cooking rolled oats
125 ml (½ cup) grated mozzarella cheese
20 ml (4 tsp) molasses
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
10 ml (2 tsp) mustard powder
2 green onions, minced
Salt and pepper
15 ml (1 tbsp) canola oil
4 hamburger buns, regular size (can be toasted, if you wish)


  1. Pour the contents of both cans of salmon into a large bowl. Remove the skins with your fingers. Do not remove the bones — simply crush them between your fingers.
  2. Add the egg, rolled oats, mozzarella cheese, molasses, garlic, mustard powder, green onions, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly with your fingers.
  3. With your hands, make 4 patties about the size of your hamburger buns.Variation: Children love mini burgers! Make 12 mini patties instead of 4 and buy mini hamburger buns.


  4. In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Brown the patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden.Tip: Use the cooking time to prepare your side dishes.


  5. Serve in hamburger buns with your choice of toppings.Tip: The patties taste great on their own, served with rice and vegetables of your choice.