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Fried salmon bites are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that can be enjoyed by everyone. They’re also a great way to get your kids interested in eating fish, if they aren’t already.

If you’ve never tried these nuggets of goodness, you’re in for a treat. Fried salmon bites are basically just bite-sized pieces of salmon that have been battered and fried until crispy on the outside, but still tender on the inside. We recommend fresh fillets but frozen fillet work jus fine for this recipe–just make sure it’s not too thick so it cooks through properly! After frying up your fish filets, serve them with some tartar sauce or lemon wedges alongside some homemade french fries (or store-bought ones) for an easy meal idea that’ll please even picky eaters at your next party!

Nutritional Benefits

Fried salmon bites are a great appetizer for any occasion. They’re low in saturated fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. Plus, they’re also a good source of protein–one serving has about 20 grams! If you’re looking for an easy way to get more Omega 3s into your diet, this recipe is definitely worth trying out. Reduce the fat content by using an air fryer instead of deep frying.


  • Salmon
  • Corn Meal
  • Oil, salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Cut salmon into bite-sized pieces, about 1/2 inch thick and 2 inches long.
  2. In a bowl, mix together corn meal, salt and pepper (to taste).
  3. Coat each piece of salmon in the mixture until it’s completely coated on all sides; set aside any excess mixture for later use if necessary (you may not need all of it).
  4. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat until hot enough to fry food without burning it–about 350 degrees F (175 C) or so on an instant-read thermometer inserted into one corner of your pan should do the trick. Fry each piece until golden brown all over; this should take 2-3 minutes per side depending on how thick they are and how hot your oil is at this point in time…but keep an eye on things because they’ll go from perfect golden brown to burnt pretty quickly if left unattended!
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Salmon bites

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with a dipping sauce such as tartar sauce or aioli.
  • Serve with a side of vegetables, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, salads, or even chips!
  • These fried salmon bites are also great for an appetizer or snack!
fried salmon bites


You can also substitute salmon for other types of fish, like tilapia or cod. You can also add herbs and spices to the batter, such as paprika or cayenne pepper. If you want to change things up a bit, try frying your salmon bites in different types of oil–olive oil is a great option!


Tips and Tricks

  • Fry in small batches to ensure even cooking.
  • Use a thermometer to monitor the oil temperature, which should be around 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or 175 Celsius). If it’s too hot, your fish will burn before it’s cooked through; if it’s too cool, you’ll end up with soggy bites and oily crusts.
  • Drain the cooked bites on paper towels so they don’t get greasy when you serve them later!
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Fried Salmon Bites Tip – Cut smaller for popcorn style


  • Store cooked bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Reheat in the oven or air fryer

Fried Salmon Bites are a delicious and nutritious appetizer that can be enjoyed any time of year. They’re easy to make, and they can be served with a variety of sauces and sides.

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