These EASY Keto Salmon Patties make a great dinner on their own but are also delicious on salads or used as a burger!
So before we talk about these Keto Salmon Patties I have a really funny/gross story involving salmon patties that I’m going to share with you instead.
When I was in college my roommate came back from spring break with a cooler full of goodies his family had sent back with him. Me, being a kind and considerate roommate with ulterior motives of earning a share of the goodies helped him put it all away. I came across a red-topped Tupperware container with what looked like cookies and faded sharpie across the top that looked like it spelled out “snickerdoodle”. So naturally, I put it on a shelf in the pantry. Living with 3 other guys we soon filled up the pantry with other nutritious offerings from a trip to Sam’s Club such as bulk packages of tortilla chips, cheese puffs, and easy mac.
Here is where it gets gross. Remember the “cookies” that were put in the back of the pantry right after spring break? That August, two of us moved to a smaller place. While we were cleaning we came across a red-topped Tupperware container. I popped the top off in order to toss the moldy contents into the trash and the smells that overtook my nostrils were the most horrendous odors imaginable. Take the worst smell you’ve ever smelled and times it by 10. Within a minute everyone in the apartment was gagging.
Guess what wasn’t snickerdoodle cookies? Yeah, the red-topped Tupperware contained salmon patties.
It was at least ten minutes before anyone of us was willing to go back into the apartment. When we did the smell was still as nauseating as before. It wasn’t until two days with the windows open and about a gallon of Febreeze that the smell seemed to finally fade away entirely.
Now for what you came for. Let’s chat about this recipe for Keto Salmon Patties.
Can I freeze these Keto Salmon Patties?
Yes! Here’s what I would do. Place a piece of parchment onto a sheet pan and place the uncooked patties on the tray. Freeze for 1-2 hours then transfer to a freezer-safe container.
To cook from frozen, cook with a bit of oil in a skillet over medium heat until browned on each side and cooked through.
Is salmon healthy?
Maybe one of the healthiest foods you could choose, salmon is packed with nutrients and healthy Omega 3 fatty acids.
Can I use canned salmon for these Keto Salmon Patties?
Yes, you can. If you want to make it easier on yourself buy boneless and skinless canned salmon. I know the packing says you can eat the little tiny bones and I have in the past but I did not find it fun nor appetizing.
If you’re using fresh cooked salmon just flake it into small pieces.
What is the nutritional information for this low carb recipe?
As always, you can find the full nutritional breakdown including the carb count (total carbs and net carbs) at the bottom of the recipe card. You can find the serving size/yield at the top of the recipe card. You should always double-check your specific ingredients as different brand’s ingredients may have different values.
Click through the links below to read more about canned salmon and why you should be eating it.
- The Atlantic – Why Canned Salmon is Better Than Tuna
- Healthy Eating SF Gate – Is Canned Salmon Healthy
- Healthy Food Guide – You Guide to Canned Tuna and Salmon
Looking for more keto salmon recipes? Check these out!
- Keto Brown “Sugar” Salmon
- Salmon with Burst Tomatoes and Green Beans
- Cajun Salmon with Avocado Orange Salad
- Keto Pecan and Gouda Crusted Salmon
Keto Salmon Patties
- 1 14.5 oz can canned salmon
- 1/2 onion minced
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 avocado diced small
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup butter
- Combine the salmon, minced onion, almond flour, eggs, salt and pepper together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the avocado and form into 6 patties.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet, once hot brown the patties about 4-5 minutes per side.
- Drain on a paper towel and serve.