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Air Fryer Frozen Salmon Burger

This easy method for Air Fryer Frozen Salmon Burgers turns a frozen salmon patty into a high protein seafood burger you can serve for lunch or dinner on a bun or chopped up in a salad in 10 minutes or less. Great for any air fryer or Ninja Foodi!

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An easy quick and healthy meal for me has always been to cook a burger patty, then chop it up for a salad or eat it in a sandwich or wrap.

Even MORE healthy is when that burger is made of salmon. Whenever I see a good frozen salmon burger out at the store, I always grab some because I know it’ll be used well.

Cooking salmon burgers in your air fryer straight from frozen is one of the best methods to getting a healthy protein with high quality fats on the table in 15 minutes or less!

Shouldn’t I just use the directions on the packaging?

Since the air fryer is a small convection oven, it uses dry heat to circulate air around the food making it cook fast. This means that the time and temperature may need to be adjusted and will be different from what’s on the package instructions. This is especially true with frozen foods as they are thawing AND cooking during the air frying process.

🐟Why Make Frozen Salmon Burgers In The Air Fryer?

They SO MUCH quicker. Because the heat is constantly circulating, all surfaces of the salmon burger are being cooked evenly and all at once making the cooking time much faster than in a traditional oven. 

The texture can’t be beat. All of the surface areas are being crisped up by dry heat which leaves the outside with a slight crust and the inside nice and tender. 

Less cleaning in the kitchen. No need to use the stovetop, skillet, or even a baking sheet. The only thing that gets dirty while using this method is the air fryer basket which can easily be cleaned!

Gets healthy food on the table fast. This makes it much easier to stick to a healthy lifestyle. 

Perfect for Pescatarians or Vegetarians. Frozen salmon burgers are the perfect food to have on hand to air fry a quick dinner or snack.

🍔Ingredients & Equipment

Frozen Salmon Burgers – The beauty of this method is that you can use any salmon burger you enjoy. I like the teriyaki or chipotle salmon burgers from Aldi, but you can also use brands like SeaPak, Trident, Costco brand or Henry & Lisa’s.

Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi – There are so many great options to choose a great air fryer. I think the best air fryer is any brand of Ninja Foodi. I use the all-in-one multi-cooker as well as the Ninja Foodi Grill.

📖 How Air Fry Frozen Salmon Burgers

1️⃣ Preheat your air fryer to 375F. This will take about 3-5 minutes depending on the size and power of your air fryer. Don’t skip this step!

2️⃣ While the air fryer is preheating, remove the frozen salmon burgers from the package.

3️⃣ Place the salmon burgers in a single layer at the bottom of the air fryer basket and set the timer for 15 minutes. You may not need to use all of that cooking time. 

4️⃣ After about 7-8 minutes, flip over the salmon gently using a spatula. Air fry for another 5-8 minutes or until salmon burgers are crispy on the outside and cooked through on the inside. Remove with a spatula and serve while hot.

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Best Time & Temperature To Air Fry Frozen Salmon Burgers

The amount of time it takes to air fry a frozen salmon burger depends on how thick and large the burger patty is. These are general recommendations.  The typical veggie burger needs about 8-12 minutes to cook at a temperature 375F. 

  • Small Salmon Patties – 5-8 minutes at 375F
  • Standard Salmon Burger – 8-12 minutes at 375
  • Homemade Salmon Patties  -10-15 minutes at 375F

🧊Storing, Freezing & Reheating

Storing: Store cooked and cooled air fried salmon burgers in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Reheating: The best way to reheat a cooked veggie burger is in your air fryer at 325F for 5-8 minutes or until it’s warmed through and crispy again. 

Freezing: This food has already been frozen once, therefore freezing cooked veggie burgers is not recommended.

❔ FAQ

What’s the difference between salmon burgers and salmon patties?

Honestly, not much! The term patty refers to the shape of the food in which salmon burgers can be called the same thing interchangeably. Sometimes salmon patties are exclusively considered to be made with some sort of breading or egg to bind it. They may be smaller in size as well.

Should I add any additional oil to when using my air fryer?

No need! Because the air fryer circulates dry and hot air, the outside of the veggie burger crisps without the addition of any more oil.

What temperature do you air fry frozen burgers at?

The main temperature to air fry a frozen veggie burger the best way is 375F. You can turn the temperature down to 350F, but it may take a few minutes longer to cook.

Are air-fried salmon burgers healthy?

They can be depending on your lifestyle. Since there is no added fat or oil added to them, they are known to be more healthy.

Do I need to preheat my air fryer?

Generally for frozen foods, I like to preheat my air fryer to make sure the salmon patty is thawed and cooked properly

Can I add aluminum foil to my air fryer?

This depends on the type of air fryer you have and where you’re putting the foil. I like to put the foil UNDER the basket to catch any excess oil or grease that comes off the sausage. This eliminates the need to clean the entire air fryer and you’ll just use the basket. If the foil is in a position where it can become loose, it may get sucked into the heating element when the air circulates so be sure it’s weighed down properly.

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Air Fryer Frozen Salmon Burgers

This easy method for Air Fryer Frozen Salmon Burgers turns a frozen salmon patty into a high protein seafood burger you can serve for lunch or dinner on a bun or chopped up in a salad in 10 minutes or less. Great for any air fryer or Ninja Foodi!
4.75 from 8 votes
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Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 180kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi

Ingredients

  • 4 Frozen Salmon Burgers

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375F. This will take about 3-5 minutes depending on the size and power of your air fryer. Don’t skip this step!
  • While the air fryer is preheating, remove the frozen salmon burgers from the package.
  • Place the salmon burgers in a single layer at the bottom of the air fryer basket and set the timer for 15 minutes. You may not need to use all of that cooking time.
  • After about 7-8 minutes, flip over the salmon gently using a spatula. Air fry for another 5-8 minutes or until salmon burgers are crispy on the outside and cooked through on the inside. Remove with a spatula and serve while hot.

Notes

Best Time & Temperature To Air Fry Frozen Salmon Burgers

The amount of time it takes to air fry a frozen salmon burger depends on how thick and large the burger patty is. These are general recommendations.  The typical veggie burger needs about 8-12 minutes to cook at a temperature 375F. 
  • Small Salmon Patties – 5-8 minutes at 375F
  • Standard Salmon Burger – 8-12 minutes at 375
  • Homemade Salmon Patties  -10-15 minutes at 375F

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 180kcal

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