Salmon Skin Chips Recipe

Salmon Skin Chips Recipe

It doesn’t matter how it’s prepared: baked, fried, breaded…I love salmon in any form!

The skin of salmon is often ignored by home cooks, and discarded without being included in the meal. Some people are unaware that salmon skin can be eaten!

There are so many clever ways to use salmon skin, but I recommend making salmon skin chips for the most delicious outcome.

If you want to prepare something delicious and nutritious, make sure to keep the salmon skin. Salmon skin shouldn’t end up in the trash.

Why Should I Keep The Salmon Skin?

Salmon skin contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, probably the highest of any fish.

By lowering your blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease, these fatty acids can be beneficial to your health.

By skipping this part of the salmon, you are missing out on additional health benefits.

How To Serve Salmon Chips

In addition to being a tasty snack, salmon chips can also be used as an ingredient in a variety of meals.

Put salmon chips on top of your vegetable purees, on top of salmon cakes with some sour cream, or anywhere else you need crunch in salty dishes.

Making Salmon Chips (Overview)

Make sure you choose your ingredients wisely when making a dish. In this case, select your salmon wisely.

Fish raised on farms has higher levels of harmful chemicals that come from industrial products, which affects the quality, flavor, and health benefits of salmon.

Salmon raised in the ocean is the best option in general, not just for chips. 

As soon as you have your salmon fillet, you need to skin it.

Method 1:

  1. Put the salmon skin-side down on a cutting board, sprinkle some salt on it, and hold down the tail. Cut into the skin at a 45 degree angle, but don’t go all the way through.

  2. While holding the knife still, move your salmon firmly, grabbing firmly on the piece you just prepared to be grabbed. Continue to separate the skin with a fillet knife, under a 45 degree angle.

  3. Ensure that your cuts are smooth and even, pulling gently toward yourself and going left and right, and avoid cutting into the salmon’s flesh.

  4. The salmon flesh should be set aside, and the skin should be prepared.

Method 2:

  1. Alternatively, you can place the salmon on a wire rack in your sink and bring water to a boil. Once boiling, gently pour the water over the salmon. Gently lift the skin off by hand and discard.

Regardless of how you get the skin, gently cut it into 1-inch-thick strips with a knife or kitchen scissors.

You can fry your salmon chips, or bake them in an oven on parchment paper lined baking sheets after patting the salmon dry with paper towels.

Seasoning The Salmon Chips

You can use any seasoning you want here. Use salt and pepper, smoked or plain paprika, red pepper flakes, or thyme for a Mediterranean touch.

Tips For Extra Crunchy Chips

Pat-dry your salmon with paper towels before frying or baking it. If you read the previous text, you already have a hint.

To get extra crispy chips, season the salmon skin with salt and let it sweat for a few minutes before pat-drying it again.

How Much Salmon Do I Need?

In order to make this recipe, you will need a lot of salmon. I used the skin from a 2.5lb salmon and got a small bowl of chips.

If a fish market has any extra salmon skin available, you can ask them to give it to you.

Salmon Skin Chips Recipe

Time required for preparation: 10 minutes

3 minutes for cooking

One serving


  • Salmon skinned and weighing 2.5 pounds

  • Depending on your taste, salt

  • The amount of paprika should be 12 teaspoons

  • For frying, oil

  • Optional sprinkle of sesame seeds


Prepare a wire rack by placing the salmon on it.

Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the salmon skin once it has boiled.

The salmon skin can be gently peeled away from the salmon by lifting it gently.

Pat dry the skin with paper towels after cutting it into strips about 1 inch thick or more.

5. Sprinkle the salmon with salt, let it sit for a minute, and then pat it dry.

Then add the paprika.

In a skillet, heat 1 inch of oil.

Add salmon chips and fry for 2-3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon.

9. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the salmon and serve!

Salmon skin can also be air-fried for 8 minutes or baked for 10 minutes at 375°F. 

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Here’s a recipe for salmon skin chips

One serving is yielded

Preparation time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

13 minutes in total

You can serve these crispy salmon chips as a side dish or topping for any seafood recipe!

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  • Salmon with skin, 2.5 lbs

  • Depending on your taste, salt

  • Paprika, 12 teaspoons

  • For frying, oil

  • Sprinkle sesame seeds, if desired


  1. On a wire rack, place the salmon.

  2. Once the water is boiling, remove it from the stove and pour it over the salmon skin.

  3. Salmon skin should be gently peeled away from the salmon.

  4. Pat dry the skin with paper towels after cutting it into strips about an inch thick.

  5. Paprika and salt should be added to the salmon before cooking.

  6. An inch of oil should be heated in a skillet.

  7. Remove the chips with a slotted spoon after frying for 2-3 minutes.

  8. Sesame seeds can be sprinkled on the salmon before serving.


Bake the salmon skin for 10 minutes at 375°F or air-fry it for 8 minutes.

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