Holiday Spiced Salmon Poppers



Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:

20 mins

Holiday Spiced Salmon Poppers


  • 2 Cans Safe Catch Wild Pink Salmon
  • ½ Cup Mashed Sweet Potato
  • ¼ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Yellow Onion
  • ¾ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ¼ tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Oil of choice for cooking
  • 5 Tbsp Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley

Tools you'll need

  • Pot for boiling sweet potato
  • Medium & Small Mixing Bowl
  • Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • Measuring Spoons & Cups



  1. Knife Work: Peel & cube 1 large sweet potato, boil until soft enough to mash with a fork, drain and mash (Canned sweet potato works too, and is a time saver)
  2. Open each can of salmon (Do not drain), flake with a fork until all liquid is absorbed by the salmon, then empty into a medium mixing bowl
  3. Place all remaining measured Salmon Popper ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and mix until evenly distributed
  4. Heat a frying pan on medium-low heat (3 out of 10) and generously oil the cooking surface
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop (Or a large spoon), scoop mixed ingredients into one hand, then press with the other to form mini-patties, and place quickly in the heated pan, repeating process quickly to place approximately 8 poppers in the heated pan in succession
  6. Cook until browned (~2 mins) then flip to cook other side, removing when both sides are caramelized
  7. Re-Oil pan and repeat steps 4 & 5 until all Salmon Poppers are cooked, makes about 32 poppers



  1. Add Cranberry Sauce to a small Mixing Bowl
  2. Add Red Chili Sauce and mix until blended together
  3. Finely Chop Parsley, add to bowl, gently mix


Share with family and friends immediately, while Salmon Poppers are warm. Enjoy the warmth of holiday spices, the gentle chili kick and the sweetness of cranberry sauce, blending into your new holiday favorite appetizer.