Whether you call them salmon patties, salmon cakes, or salmon croquettes, these little crispy treats are formed from a mixture of salmon, almond flour, mayonnaise, egg, and seasonings. They brown quickly on a hot pan, yielding a gorgeous crispy crust.
- 6-ounce can salmon or cooked salmon (Note 1)
- 1/2 cup
almond flour(Note 2)
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1/4 teaspoon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Spicy Dill-Garlic Dip:
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Prepare Dip & Salmon: Stir together all dill-garlic dip ingredients until well-mixed; cover and refrigerate. Drain salmon can, discard any bones and skin, and pat meat dry with paper towels. Use
digital food scaleto measure 6 ounces to use for this recipe (Note 3).
- Make Patties: Stir together all salmon patty ingredients in large bowl until well-mixed, breaking apart any large chunks of salmon. Divide mixture into 5 equal-sized balls and place them on nonstick working surface like
parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Use turner spatula to flatten them into 2 to 3 inch wide patties.
- Cook Patties: Heat olive oil in large pan (Note 4) over medium heat until hot. Use turner spatula to carefully lower patties into hot oil, one at a time and evenly spaced. Tilt pan to ensure good oil coverage around all patties. Fry until browned and crispy on bottom, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip patties and repeat for other side, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towel to drain.
- Serve (Note 5): Transfer salmon patties to serving plates, depositing a dollop of dill-garlic dip on top of each patty with remainder on the side. Enjoy while hot and crispy.
|Makes 5 Servings (Note 6)|
|Amount Per Serving (1 patty with dip):|
|Calories 290 (81% from fat)|
|Total Fat 26g||41%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||27%|
|Net Carb 2g|
|Total Carb 3.5g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g||5%|
The skin and bones are really nutritious and pretty much dissolve when mixed into the salmon and cooked. No reason not to use them.
I live in Alaska and always have a large amount of salmon in the freezer so I’m always looking for new recipes. I sous vide a salmon fillet to cook it then shredded it to make the patties. I’m not even keto nor am I a huge fan of fish but I loved these, so did my husband and our 3 young kids. This will definitely be a staple in our household!
Has anyone tried these in an air fryer? If so temp and time please ?
I made these salmon patties tonight – they were FANTASTIC!!! (And the dip just put it over the top… wow!!)
Has anyone ever made these with canned tuna?! I did make these and followed the recipe and my family LOVED them! I was just wondering how canned tuna would do?!
I made these tonight…they were the first low carb salmon patties that held together that i have made and they were delicious. Thank you for the great recipe!
We had this for dinner tonight, it was perfect. I have tried 3 other Keto salmon patty recipes and the other 3 fell apart in the pan. My search is over!!
Hi Julia, greeting from Singapore 😀. Quick request : can u provide metrics to all your recipes? Thanks
Thanks for your feedback! I’ll take that into consideration.
Tasty with capers and salad!
Simple, healthy and delicious!
We made this last night as written and the salmon cakes were easy, quick, and very tasty! We thought the sauce was good but maybe a bit garlicy for our taste. My husband wants to try these again with an Asian sauce or maybe a tomato based sauce. In any case we will make them again for sure.
Made these for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious. I was nervous about the cayenne pepper, but it was fantastic! The flavors of the dip with the salmon patties complement each other so well! I served them with an Asian Slaw that the family enjoys. Everyone loved this, including the kids! This will definitely be going into our family recipe rotation.
The patties and the sauce are delicious! Even the kids devour these. I usually have the Costco canned salmon on hand so it’s a great go to for an easy meal. I end up tripling the recipe for our family of 5 but doubling the sauce. Thanks for sharing!
I’m keto, so wondering if you could give the nutrition list on its own, separate from the dip? I’ll use the dip, too, but would like to put the true carbs, fibre, fat, protein, etc., for each, into my calculations, so I can keep track. Thanks. Amazing recipe!
So easy and super yummy!
Do you happen to know the macros for this? Mainly interested in the carb count.
Hi Michelle! The macros are located underneath the recipe’s instructions in the section titled “Nutrition” where there’s a nutrition facts label.
These are absolutely awesome. I have been trying to find the best keto salmon cake and I just did!!!
Should I drain the salmon?
Yes, you should drain the salmon. See Step 1 of the instructions: “Drain salmon can, discard any bones and skin, and pat meat dry with paper towels.”
I loved them! 🙂
These were delicious…reminded me of my southern childhood 😊
Hi, I can only get almond meal, can I still use that?? I am gluten intolerant, or just gluten free flour?
Thank you, Tracey
Both almond meal and gluten-free flour should work for this recipe, since they can add bulk and act as a binder for the patties.
If you give it a try, please let me know how it turns out for you.
Love them !
I love these! Can they be made ahead of time and frozen for future use?
I would freeze the formed salmon patties before cooking on a lined baking sheet until hardened, then wrap each patty individually in plastic wrap and stored in an airtight container. Cook directly from frozen on a pan until crisped up and heated throughout.
Love salmon…I would imagine this be made with fresh salmon. Sometimes I prepare a larger piece than needed [for wonderful leftovers]. I’m thinking of trying this recipe now..
These were great! Thank you. I used salmon patties from my freezer instead.