An easy keto salmon patties recipe that uses canned seafood and pork rinds. It only takes minutes to make these low carb fish cakes and fry them in a pan.
After the success of my Thai chicken salad recipe made with canned meat, I decided to try an easy recipe using canned fish.
Rather than settle for tuna, I picked up a few cans of wild pink salmon from Whole Foods Market. I’ve always liked the taste of salmon better than tuna, but never tried the canned variety.
I’ve always bought my salmon fresh or frozen. But, it seemed a lot more convenient to make keto salmon patties using the canned variety.
Making the salmon cakes
This recipe is incredibly easy as it’s prepared in three simple steps.
- Mix together canned fish, egg, crushed pork rinds, parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast for dairy-free), along with seasonings.
- Divide the mixture into 6 equal amounts and form each into a patty.
- Cook in hot oil over medium-high heat until browned on each side.
Can the keto salmon patties be made ahead?
These fish cakes can be prepared and cooked in about fifteen minutes. And you can prepare them in advance for easy meals later.
Just make the patties ahead and keep them in the freezer. That way, you’ll just need to pull one or two out to fry in a pan for a quick meal.
You can also freeze the patties pre-cooked if you want to just pop them in the microwave. Or you can thaw them in the refrigerator first. Either way, you may want to make a double or triple batch if freezing some for later.
You’ll notice that I used nutritional yeast in the recipe. I’ve been using that as an alternative ingredient for cheese. Of course, if you aren’t following a dairy-free meal plan, feel free to use Parmesan cheese instead.
You can change up the seasonings as well. Dill is a herb that would work well in these keto salmon patties.
If you don’t have any canned salmon, other canned seafood works as well. I’ve tried it with tuna and crabmeat. Crab cakes are one of my favorites.
Tips for easy preparation
It’s a good idea to keep a bag of pre-crushed pork rinds in the freezer. That way, you don’t have to waste time crushing just the amount needed for the recipe. And freezing them helps eliminate some of the pork taste.
You may also want to add in an additional egg if the mixture doesn't hold together well when making the patties.
What to serve with low carb salmon cakes
A homemade homemade tartar sauce would go really well with these simple seafood meat patties. However, I chose to serve mine with a basic coleslaw mix on the side.
Other recipes you may like
There's plenty of easy keto seafood recipes featuring this healthy fish. Here's a few of my personal favorites:
- Salmon Chowder (Paleo) is a creamy soup made with canned coconut milk and broth to keep it dairy-free.
- Frozen Salmon (Instant Pot) can get dinner ready fast if you've forgotten to thaw your meat.
- Salmon Loaf is another recipe to make with canned fish. It's perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.
- Salmon Pate combines fish in a can along with cream cheese and seasonings. Serve it with keto crackers for a crowd pleasing appetizer!
You may also like the oven baked salmon with bruschetta at LowFatDishes.com. Although I’m not a proponent of low fat, that recipe is low in carbohydrates and has healthy fat from the salmon.
Keto Salmon Patties
- In medium bowl, mix together salmon, egg, pork rinds, nutritional yeast (or parmesan cheese), parsley, garlic powder, oregano, and salt.
- Form salmon mixture into 6 patties.
- Heat oil in non-stick pan. Fry each patty in the oil until browned on both sides.
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Originally Published: April 19, 2018... Last Updated: March 31, 2020