Salmon Nuggets: Crunchy and Delicious to Make in the Oven!

Total time: 10 min prep/ 20 min bake
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional chicken nuggets? Look no further! These crispy salmon nuggets are made with only salmon, egg, cornflakes, and a touch of olive oil. They are then baked to perfection and served with a drizzle of honey for a touch of sweetness. Not only are these salmon nuggets incredibly tasty, but they are also packed with omega-3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients. Whether you're a seafood lover or just looking to try something new, these salmon nuggets are sure to become a new favorite in your household. Serve them a light snack, or an appetizer.

Where Do Salmon Nuggets Come From?

Salmon has been enjoyed by many cultures for thousands of years, as it’s a rich source of nutrients and good fats. It’s said that the first commercial Salmon Nugget was created by Steve’s Family Foods. The salmon nuggets are coated with a Panko coating and also come in different varieties like Original, Spicy Buffalo, Smoked Maple, and Lemon Butter. Of course, it’s just as easy to make your own at home, and you can also modify the recipe according to your liking. These baked salmon nuggets are healthier than traditional chicken nuggets, so feel free to serve them to your kids as a light lunch or snack.


– For a finer texture, crush the cornflakes before using them to coat the salmon nuggets. You can also use fine breadcrumbs or coarser Panko breadcrumbs for the coating.

– You can skip the honey, and drizzle the salmon nuggets with Japanese mayonnaise or sweet chili sauce instead. Other sauces that go well with salmon nuggets include tartar sauce, freshly squeezed lemon, or salad dressing.

– For more flavor, add grated parmesan cheese and garlic powder to the egg wash.

salmon fillet
Corn flakes
Olive oil

How to Make Salmon Nuggets

Cut the salmon into small pieces.

Place the egg into a medium-sized mixing bowl and beat.

Transfer the salmon pieces to the bowl with the beaten egg. Season with salt and mix to combine,

Place the dredged salmon pieces in a bowl with cornflakes.

Toss to combine, making sure each piece of salmon is coated.

Transfer salmon pieces to the baking tray covered with parchment paper and pour olive oil.

Bake in oven at 180°C/360°F for 20 minutes.

Serve salmon pieces in the bowl, drizzle with honey, and serve.

How To Store Salmon Nuggets

Store the Salmon Nuggets in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to two days. To reheat leftover nuggets, place them in the oven at 250°F/120°C until heated through. You can also reheat them in the Airfryer.

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