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keto low carb salmon patties on a plate with mixed greens and creamy garlic sauce

Easy Keto Low-Carb Salmon Patties

Easy Keto Low-Carb Salmon Patties is a quick recipe using fresh salmon and almond flour. These cakes are made without breadcrumbs or pork rinds. My favorite childhood salmon croquettes just got healthier!  
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free salmon patties, keto salmon patties, low carb salmon patties
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 330kcal


Creamy Garlic Sauce (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 garlic cloves I minced using a garlic press.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream Use the cream to thin out the sauce. Use as much as you deem necessary.


  • Place the salmon on a cutting board and chop into large chunks about a centimeter each.
  • Divide the salmon in half. Finely chop half of the salmon until minced. The salmon will become very sticky, which is good.
  • Combine the large salmon chunks with the finely minced salmon chunks and add it to a large mixing bowl or you can continue to use your cutting board.
  • Add in the seasonings and almond flour. Use clean hands and mix it all together.
  • Form 4 patties.
  • Heat a frying pan skillet on medium-high heat with the olive oil.
  • When hot, add the salmon patties. Cook for 2 minutes on each side. Careful not to overcook the salmon. You have overcooked the salmon when white gunk (coagulated protein) begins to seep out.
  • Remove the salmon and serve.

Creamy Garlic Sauce

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir.



  • You can make your own seafood seasoning using 1/4 teaspoon of: onion powder, garlic powder, crushed bay leaves, dried parsley, and dried chives. You can also simply use your preferred seasoning.
  • While the fish should be an opaque white, beige, or brown on the outside depending on the cooking method, it should still be a slightly translucent pink in the center. If the center of the salmon is opaque, it's likely overcooked. 
  • Salmon cooks in minutes. If you start to see white gunk (protein) come from the salmon it is overcooked. Overcooked salmon will taste dry.
  • You can add chopped onions or chopped green onions to the recipe for added flavor.
  • Be sure to use salt and pepper to avoid bland salmon.
  • If you have trouble getting the patties to form, add additional almond flour.
  • I have also tested this recipe without almond flour, and found that you are still able to bind the patties, it just takes a little more effort.
  • You can substitute pork rinds for almond flour in this recipe.
  • You can substitute canned salmon for fresh.
  • Coconut flour is a lot drier than almond flour so I did not use it in this recipe. If you require coconut flour, you will have to do some testing to determine how much is necessary.
  • Macros listed includes the creamy garlic sauce. As always, use the calculator of your choice to compute the macros without it.


Serving: 1patty | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g