Easy Salmon Nuggets

Homemade salmon nuggets in a bowl with dip in the middle

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Want your kids to eat more fish? Check out these healthy salmon nuggets made with salmon. Oven baked until crispy this recipe is the perfect weeknight meal.


  • 1lb center cut salmon fillets, sliced in 1″ thick pieces, skinned
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose-flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Rinse the salmon fillet and pat dry with paper towels. Slice it 1″ thick pieces. To make nuggets, slice horizontally right over the skin and vertically every 1/2″.
  3. Place the flour, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the eggs.
  5. Combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a third bowl.
  6. Coat the salmon pieces in the seasoned flour and pat to remove any extra flour. Dip into the eggs and then the Parmesan mixture, gently pressing the mixture into the fish.
  7. Place the breaded salmon fillets onto the baking sheets. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.



You can double (or triple) the recipe, freeze breaded uncooked nuggets and have them ready for future meals!


Keywords: fish nuggets, baked fish bites