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salmon patties

Keto Salmon Patties

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broiled salmon, keto, low carb, salmon cakes, salmon patty
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 patties
Calories: 298 kcal
Author: Bobby Parrish

Juicy salmon patties made low carb with almond flour and served with a dairy free homemade tartar sauce recipe.



For the salmon patties:

  • 2 pounds wild salmon skin removed & cubed*
  • ½ cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 teaspoons tamari soy sauce
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1.5 teaspoons stone ground or dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup cream or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon each garlic & onion powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons capers
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • Avocado oil

For the tartar sauce:

  • 1/2 cup greek or plain dairy free yogurt
  • ½ cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1.5 teaspoons dill relish
  • Zest & juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives finely sliced
  • Kosher salt & pepper


  1. To a food processor, add all of the salmon patty ingredients(not the oiincluding ¾ teaspoon salt, and a few cracks of pepper. Blend to combine, but keep it just a tad chunky. Chill the salmon mixture in fridge for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Pre-heat large non-stick pan just below medium-high heat and wait for it to get hot. Grab enough salmon mixture to form a large golf ball, place in the pan, and press it into a patty using your fingers or a spatula. Add about 4 salmon patties to the pan and allow to cook for about 4 minutes, until deep golden in color. Flip and cook another 3 minutes. Remove salmon patties from pan and repeat with the second batch, adding a bit more oil if needed.
  2. Meanwhile, make the tartar sauce by adding all the ingredients to a bowl, mix well, and check for seasoning. You want the flavors to be bright and tangy, so you may need more lemon juice.
  3. Serve the salmon patties with the tartar sauce and garnish with more chives. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Ask the fish monger at the store to remove the salmon skin and cut it into 1.5 inch chunks. If using farm raised salmon, make sure it is Norwegian salmon, and only use 1 egg and 1/3 cup of mayonnaise for the salmon patty recipe.

Macros per salmon cake, recipe makes 10: 

298 calories

1.22 grams of net carbs 

2.33 grams of total carbs

21.8 grams of fat

22.8 grams of protein

1.1 grams of fiber 

Macros per 1 tablespoon of tartar sauce: 

52 calories

0.04 grams of net carbs

0.18 grams of total carbs

5.7 grams of fat

0.17 grams of protein

0 fiber

Nutrition Facts
Keto Salmon Patties
Amount Per Serving (1 patty)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.8g34%
Carbohydrates 2.23g1%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Protein 22.8g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.