Pan-Fried Salmon Balls

Make a splash at your next shindig with this impressive and tasty appetizer..

Serves: 10Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 2 lbs. fresh salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1⁄4 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1⁄4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil


  • Add salmon, onion, garlic, and cilantro to a food processor. Pulse a few times until mixture is ground and combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix salmon mixture, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into 2-inch balls.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the salmon balls and fry until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Transfer the balls to paper towels to drain. Serve as desired.