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Last Updated on December 7, 2020

Made with canned salmon, coconut flour, lemon pepper and dill, this Keto Salmon cakes recipe is hit! Spritz with lemon or top with your favorite tartar sauce and enjoy!

keto salmon cakes frying in a cast iron pan

When I moved to the Pacific Northwest, I had no idea what Salmon was. 

It’s just pure kismet that this Keto Salmon Cakes turned out as delicious as they are considering the recipe is simple as can be.

I was such a stranger to the fish that I couldn’t even pronounce it and called it “Sal Mond” until a kind friend told me what was up.  

Of course, it seems like  every time I turn around there are a host of words with pronunciations that make no sense in Oregon.

Take the word “Couch”. Yeah, I know you’re thinking I’m talking about a sofa but in Portland there is a street that bears this name and it’s pronounced “coo uch”.

ingredients on a table to make keto salmon cakes

I am not into fish and Salmon has one of the strongest flavors but I somehow managed to fall in love with my paleo salmon Cakes that uses coconut flour as the binder.

Not only is this recipe delicious – but salmon has some pretty amazing health benefits:

  1. It’s rich ins Omega-3 Fatty Acids and considered one of the best sources!
  2. It’s high in B vitamins
  3.  Loaded with Selenium and Potassium
  4. May help reduce the risk of heart disease and keep your waist slim.

Now that I’m done with my little nutrition essay, read on how to make this easy whole30 recipe.

What you’ll need for this Keto Salmon Cakes recipe

How to make Keto Salmon Cakes

In a bowl break the salmon up with a fork and add the diced onion, celery and spices.

Mix in the coconut flour and combine thoroughly.

Next add in the eggs and mix for roughly one minute.

Set your burner to medium high and add your coconut oil to a large skillet.

Shape the mixture in to 5 patties, roughly 2″ wide.

Add the patties to your pan and cook until the sides are golden brown, roughly 5 – 8 minutes on each side. DO NOT flip the salmon cakes until they are golden brown or they will fall apart. You need the side to completely brown so it will hold together. 

If you like this Keto recipe, you’ll love:

Ginger Chicken (Whole30, Keto)

Coconut Chicken (Whole30, Keto)

Now let’s chat about some common questions from people who make this recipe

Are salmon cakes the same as salmon patties?

Yes, they are. 

Can I substitute Tuna for the Salmon?

Yes, this is great substitution.

Can I substitute black pepper for lemon pepper?

Yes, you won’t notice the difference. 

I don’t have coconut flour, what flour can I use to replace it?

You can use tapioca flour.  However, this will increase the carbs and calories of the recipe. 


Did you make and love this recipe?  Give your review below and make sure you share your creations by tagging me on Instagram!

paleo salmon cakes
Yield: 5

Keto Salmon Cakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

So easy to make, these Keto Salmon cakes are packed with rich dill flavor.

Instructions

  1. In a bowl break the salmon up with a fork and add the diced onion, celery and spices.
  2. Mix in the coconut flour and combine thoroughly.
  3. Next add in the eggs and mix for roughly one minute.
  4. Set your burner to medium high and add your coconut oil to a large skillet.
  5. Shape the mixture in to 5 patties, roughly 2" wide.
  6. Add the patties to your pan and cook until the sides are golden brown, roughly 5 - 8 minutes on each side. DO NOT flip the salmon cakes until they are golden brown or they will fall apart. You need the side to completely brown so it will hold together. 
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

Did you make this recipe?

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Emmy

Tuesday 15th of June 2021

Okay, I never leave comments on recipes. But this was so good I just had to. I was really shocked at how good these were and am so happy to have this recipe! This is such a help for me with all the things I can't eat, you've given me something delicious that I can eat and enjoy so much. THANK YOU!!!

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 27th of June 2021

So glad you enjoyed it Emmy!

Jackie

Sunday 5th of May 2019

Hi! Looking forward to making these for dinner tonight! Is the serving size 3 patties? Thanks in advance.

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 5th of May 2019

It makes 5 or 6 salmon patties and serving size is 1

Gwyn

Wednesday 13th of February 2019

Hi the flavour is nice but unfortunately I didn't read enough comments before making these. I read the amount of salmon as a 16 oz can of salmon ( I live in Australia and the measurements are in grams) so I used a large can 455 grams. I added the juice of a fresh lime as per another recipe. They actually held together considering! But lacking some flavour ( of course :). I will make again altho I always use the skin and bones and mash them in...why skinless and boneless? Thank you.

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

I hope they work out better for you the second time Gwyn!

allison

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

These are my new favorite EVERYTHING!!! I used leftover salmon, onion (didn't have celery), Penzey's Sunny Spain seasoning (best brand, best seasonings), and followed everything else to a "t". The batter was so horribly wet and messy-I fully expected a disaster. Plus they came out charred n ugly on the outside and nothing like your pictures, but the beauty was the taste inside! Mixed up some drops of compliant hot sauce with mayo to drizzle over the cakes in a lettuce shell. Last bits not necessary as these are totally perfection eaten as is while standing in the kitchen and telling your family and pets to leave you alone.

Kelly Bejelly

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

So glad you enjoyed them and thanks for sharing your story!

Lauren

Tuesday 10th of July 2018

Can you bake these in the oven? I'm terrible at keeping the patties together otherwise! If so, what temperature, and how long? Can't wait to try these!! Thank you!

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Yes, you could bake them hon.

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