air fryer salmon patties

Easy Keto Salmon Patties with Garlic Aioli

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Salmon patties are one of my favorite ways to get more fish in my diet and this Keto Salmon Patties Recipe is a big hit in my family. It can be made completely carb-free or it can be made as I made it here today, with almond flour for a super low carb option.

Keto Salmon Patties

These salmon patties are so easy to whip up that all you need is about 10 minutes in the kitchen. They’re also great meal prep options and they do very well on the go! This is perfect for your lunch box and your kiddies will love it too. Mine certainly does.

Enjoy these keto salmon patties on their own or in a keto burger. I like to use my cheddar cheese chaffles as a base for a delicious keto salmon burger topped with lettuce, tomatoes and mild cheddar cheese with the below garlic aioli sauce bringing it all together.

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Keto Salmon Patties Recipe

Keto Salmon Patties Recipe

There’s no need to get fancy with this recipe, though you certainly can if you’d like.

I used regular old canned salmon which made the recipe very quick and easy to whip up.

Canned Salmon

Whether you’re using fresh or canned salmon, crush all big pieces into tiny chunks and remove any bones from the fish.

Add all your other ingredients and mix to form a very runny batter. Don’t worry that it’s not thick, it will still come together beautifully to make a light and flaky salmon burger with lots of delicious salmon chunks.

Salmon burgers being cooked

Of course, because the batter is a little runny, you’ll want to fry over a low-medium heat so that one side comes firmly together before attempting to flip. Use a spatula with a very wide base to take hold of the entire patty when flipping to safeguard against it falling apart when you flip it.

Want to try the baked version? Check out this recipe made into crispy Keto Salmon Fritters.

Keto Salmon Burger Patties

See! It holds together well. And they were absolutely delicious. Add cheese to the batter for an even more savory patty and you can use pork rind crumbs instead of almond flour in this recipe for a carnivore version with zero carbs.

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Update: I made these in the airfryer

air fryer salmon patties

I loved them! It’s the same recipe but I didn’t have to stand over a hot stove to make them. I plopped them in the air fryer and went about my business. The recipe made two batches and wouldn’t you know it, the first batch was finished before the second batch was done. Ate them all in a jiffy with some cucumber ranch dressing on the side. They were fantastic.

Try the air fryer salmon patty version by making small balls, pressed a bit and air frying for 10 minutes on 375.

Keto Salmon Patties

The perfect way to get more Omega 3s into your family's diet in a low carb way.

  • 1 can salmon (14.75oz can)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 stalks green onion (chopped)
  • ½ small bell pepper (sliced)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley or dill (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp coconut or avocado oil (for frying)

Garlic Aioli

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all salmon patties ingredients except oil

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, pour about ¼ cup of salmon mixture into pan to form patties

  3. Cook for about 4 minutes on one side before gently flipping and cooking for another 3 minutes

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the aioli ingredients. Pour into dipping bowl and serve with patties

Main Course
Keto Salmon Patties

As you can see, they’re light and flaky and yummy!

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