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Active time
30 minutes
Total time
1 hour 15 minutes
6 servings
Serving Size
1 patty

1 cup ¼-inch diced sweet potato, skin on (about 1 medium sweet potato)

1 (14.75-ounce) can of salmon

⅓ cup finely diced onion (about ½ medium onion)

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 

1 tablespoon nonfat Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon lemon juice (about ½ lemon)

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon turmeric

4 tablespoons whole wheat panko breadcrumbs (or more, to taste)

1 tablespoon olive oil


Curried Tartar Sauce Ingredients:

½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon Madras curry powder (or less, to taste)

2 tablespoons finely diced crisp apple (such as Fuji), skin on 

Salt and lemon juice to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place cubed sweet potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with water. Add a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer until just tender, about 5-10 minutes, then drain.
  3. Pour salmon into a strainer and allow to drain.
  4. Put salmon, sweet potato, onion, mustard, yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and turmeric into a bowl.  Smash and then mix all the ingredients until well blended.  Add 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs and mix in. Add more breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture sticks together so you can form patties. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  5. Form into medium-sized patties and allow patties to sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  6. Place patties on a baking sheet and spray or brush olive oil on both sides of patties. Put in oven and bake for 10 minutes, then flip them over and bake 10 more minutes.
  7. While patties are cooking, mix the tartar sauce ingredients together.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes then taste and adjust seasonings so it tastes sweet and tart.
  8. Serve hot patties immediately with a dollop of tartar sauce for each.

Adapted from recipe developed by Laura Pole for the National Fisheries Institute.


Calories: 170
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Sodium: 520mg
Carbohydrate: 9g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 19g

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 patty

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