Grain Free, Low Carb Salmon Patties

Low Carb Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties are one of my favorite, quick meals.  I always have the ingredients on hand, and it can be made ahead of time (just don’t add the salt until ready to cook, or you’ll be stuck with a lot of liquid in the bowl).  I substitute almond meal for bread crumbs in the recipe, although you may wish to use bread crumbs if you like.  The almond meal gives it an amazing crunch and slight sweetness, which I find incredible!


1 (14.75 oz.) can Wild Alaskan Salmon, drained

2 Tb. Butter

1 medium Onion, chopped

1 2/3 c. Almond Meal

2 Eggs, beaten

1/4 c. Fresh Parsley, chopped

1 tsp. Dry Mustard

Salt, to taste

Butter and Olive Oil, for cooking


Scoop salmon out of can after draining and squeeze any excess liquid out by hand before placing it in a large bowl.  Flake the meat with a fork.

Melt 2 Tb. Butter in a saucepan, and add Onion.  Cook until tender and translucent.

Add the Onion, 2/3 c. Almond Meal, Eggs, Parsley, and Dry Mustard to the Salmon.  Season with Salt (if preparing ahead of time, do not add salt until ready to cook).  Mix until well blended and shape into patties.

Add 1 c. Almond Meal and 1 tsp. Salt (optional) to a shallow plate or bowl.  Coat patties in mixture.

Melt the Butter and Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Cook patties until browned and crisp (if using almond meal, this will take longer), being careful to keep them from falling apart.  Wipe the oil from the skillet between batches, and add fresh oil.

You may pre-form the patties and freeze up to three months.  Thaw in the refrigerator, add Salt, and cook as directed.

Updated 4/14/14.


2 thoughts on “Grain Free, Low Carb Salmon Patties

  1. When I make salmon patties, I substitute Parmesan cheese in the place of the bread crumbs that are in most recipes. It adds flavor and helps bind the ingredients together to make the patties hold there shape. I’m sure the almond meals works well, but for some people the price of that ingredient will keep them from enjoying this recipe. In my grocery store, a bag of almond flour is $8.00 to $12.00. Parmesan cheese can be purchased for $2.00 or $3.00.

    1. That’s an excellent idea! I’ve recently started leaving the Almond Meal out, because it certainly can be expensive. I just make sure to squeeze out most of the salmon juice by hand. The patties stick together perfectly.

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