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Crispy Salmon Nuggets

With a short ingredient list and cooking time, these Salmon Nuggets are ready in about 20 minutes and are crispy on the outside and tender in the middle. They are such a delicious meal to share with the kids.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 364kcal



  • 1 pound salmon (fresh or thawed from frozen according to package directions)
  • cup flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • cups panko-style bread crumbs (plain or seasoned)
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking tray with parchment paper or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Cut the fish into 2-inch squares. (I use kitchen scissors to make this easy.)
  • Place the flour, eggs, and panko into separate wide bowls in a little assembly line. Coat each piece of fish in the flour, then eggs, then panko. Set onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve warm with fresh lemon, ketchup, and/or tartar sauce.


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, place on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet and warm for 6-8 minutes in a 375-degree-F oven. (You can warm them in 15-second increments in the microwave, but they will not be crunchy.)
  • Use kitchen shears to cut the fish (it's a little easier than using a knife, I've found).
  • Use wild or farm-raised salmon.
  • Gluten-free: Use GF panko and flour.
  • Egg-free: Swap in vegan mayo for the eggs.
  • Add a dash of ground garlic, dried parsley, black pepper, or any other spice or herb you like to add more flavor.
  • Serve with fresh lemon, ketchup, tartar sauce, or any other sauce you like.


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg