An easy low carb keto salmon patties recipe that uses canned fish and pork rinds. It only takes minutes to make the patties and fry them in a pan.
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After the success of my Thai chicken salad recipe made with canned meat, I decided to try another 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.
Although I quit my engineering job to blog full-time, I’m finding that I’m busier than ever. There are so many things I want to do and not enough time to do them.
I know I need to hire on more help. But it’s tough to turn things over when you are used to doing so much yourself.
One of the projects I’d like to work on this year is offering my own cookbooks. However, I’m not sure how I’ll find the time to develop new recipes outside of the blog.
I suppose I could just focus on quick and easy recipes. Those kind of recipes are my favorite anyway as I don’t like to spend more time than needed in the kitchen.
That’s what’s so great about these low carb keto salmon patties. They can be prepared and cooked in about fifteen minutes. And they are a nice change from regular burgers.
I bet the patties could even be made ahead and kept in the freezer. That way, you’d just need to pull one or two out to fry in a pan for a quick meal.
I’m thinking the patties could also be frozen pre-cooked if you want to just pop them in the microwave. Either way, you may want to make a double or triple batch if freezing some for later.
Preparing meals in advance is something that I need to get better at. I just need to get my husband to give away some of his deer meat so I have the freezer space for it.
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.
I’ve been avoiding dairy since it’s highly inflammatory and I’m battling some auto-immune conditions. So this paleo keto salmon patties recipe fits into my new eating plan.
I also kept the recipe as simple as possible. Since I always keep a bag of pre-crushed pork rinds in the freezer, I didn’t have to waste time crushing just the amount needed for the recipe.
If you don’t keep ground pork rinds in your freezer, you may want to consider doing it. It’s a wonderful substitute for bread crumbs and freezing is pre-crushed helps eliminate some of the pork taste.
You can also use the frozen ground pork rinds to make my nearly no carb keto bread which is a Fathead style flat bread. Although I like to use it for sandwiches, the recipe makes a wonderful pizza crust too.
And, if you have a lot of recipes calling for seasoned “bread crumbs” that you want to make keto friendly, simply add a seasoning blend like blended dry Italian herbs. I usually just freeze them plain and add seasoning to fit each recipe.
Like with these easy paleo keto salmon patties, I simply added in my frozen pork rinds along with seasoning I felt would go well with the fish. I thought about adding dill as well, but thought it might be overpowering.
A homemade low carb 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.
I was actually surprised to find that I only have one other recipe featuring this healthy fish. That recipe is a paleo salmon chowder with coconut milk.
The chowder is so creamy, you’d never know it was dairy-free. It may just be me as I’ve been using coconut milk for a while now, but I don’t find recipes made with this alternative milk to taste much like coconut.
I recently discovered a recipe for oven baked salmon with bruschetta on a new site LowFatDishes.com. Although I’m not a proponent of low fat, that recipe is low carb and has healthy fat from the salmon.
I was big on butter, heavy cream, and cheese like most people on keto. I’ve found pretty good alternatives for everything but the cheese.
The store bought dairy-free cheese tastes great, but the ingredients aren’t ideal for a low carb lifestyle. So, I’m hoping that a company will offer a better product soon.
Low Carb Keto Salmon Patties Recipe
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Keto Salmon Patties (Low Carb, Paleo)
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- 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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