Keto Salmon Cakes

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    16 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    21 min

Keto Salmon Cakes

36 ratings

These salmon cakes are delicious and work well on top of any salad for extra protein or eaten plain as a snack. Log multiple cakes as they fit into your meal plan!

  • Net Carbs

    0.2 g

  • Fiber

    0.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    0.3 g

  • Protein

    9.9 g

  • Fats

    7 g

104 cals

Keto Salmon Cakes

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  • Canned Salmon

    Canned Salmon

    14 ounce

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    1 large

  • Mayo


    3 tablespoon

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    ¾ tsp

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Parsley, Dried

    Parsley, Dried

    ¾ teaspoon

  • Mustard Powder

    Mustard Powder

    ¾ teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ½ teaspoon

  • Avocado Oil

    Avocado Oil

    1 tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 5

21 min

  • Step 1

    Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Mix until well combined.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Heat a medium nonstick skillet over high heat until hot. Add ½ of the avocado oil and heat for a few seconds until hot. Then using a 1 oz cookie scoop drop the salmon onto the skillet making sure the mounds are not touching. Turn the heat down to medium-high heat and cook for about 2 minutes on the first side until nicely golden brown.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Flip the cakes and gently press them with a spatula to slightly flatten them, then cook on the second side until nicely browned about 2 minutes. You may have to cook the cakes in two batches depending on the size of your skillet.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Remove to a paper towel lined plate until ready to serve. Serve hot!
    Step 5

Comments 31

  • JohnnyWalker86

    JohnnyWalker86 8 months ago

    Crushed pork rinds are keto and make a great binder…holds together well.

    • Queery

      Queery 10 months ago

      I've made these twice now with minor modifications; I didn't add the spices beyond (Smoke n Sanity low fodmap) garlic salt + pepper, and didn't add nearly as much "garlic" salt as the recipe called for kosher salt. My canned salmon wasn't unsalted, and I think that's what messed up the reviewers who complained about saltiness... anyway, the first time they were good but a little too moist. Tonight I added a tablespoon of psyllium husk, and that helped them stay together with less effort in the pan and the texture is great. I'll definitely be making these often.

      • PropitiousCauliflower445694

        PropitiousCauliflower445694 a year ago

        YUM! I used tuna instead of salmon, and coconut oil instead of avacado oil. I also used curry powder instead of mustard powder. Super delicious!!

        • UpbeatRadish836315

          UpbeatRadish836315 a year ago

          We love them! Thank you easy!!! Did put salt in them.

          • FabulousKetone567985

            FabulousKetone567985 a year ago

            Way, way, Way too salty!!!!! I’m thinking it must be a typo on the recipe. Who needs more salt with canned salmon? I followed the recipe before I tasted yuck! I didn’t realize canned salmon was already salty. This recipe is probably good as long as you don’t add the salt.

            • UnbelievableCauliflower227635

              UnbelievableCauliflower227635 2 years ago

              You can bread these make them in a Patti then coat with raw scrambled egg then coat with almond flour fry in oil

              • josie0695

                josie0695 2 years ago

                Step 1 says to combine ALL ingredients in a mixing bowl, but I think it means all ingredients EXCEPT the oil. (Maybe I'm the only one who took step 1 literally? Haha)[

                • Vikki

                  Vikki a year ago

                  I did the same thing!!!! Learned to read the entire recipe and the comments!!!!

              • NVKC

                NVKC 2 years ago

                This is a great recipe! I added some chili and cayenne pepper and used coconut oil to fry in. They came out fabulous.

                • SuieA

                  SuieA a year ago

                  That sounds like a really great idea, thanks!

              • Schwabbie

                Schwabbie 2 years ago

                Where have these been my whole life, I love them. I only used the oil for frying and I will cut the salt to 1/2 tsp next time.

                • charsuzy

                  charsuzy 2 years ago


                  • StupendousCauliflower952778

                    StupendousCauliflower952778 2 years ago

                    Delicious and easy!

                    • SuperArugula465683

                      SuperArugula465683 2 years ago


                      • Terrbear62

                        Terrbear62 2 years ago

                        Absolutely delicious! Served with sour cream... so easy and of the best recipes I've tried on Keto

                        • VenusJewel829

                          VenusJewel829 2 years ago

                          Could I sub cream cheese for the mayo?

                          • Lesa

                            Lesa a year ago

                            I would

                        • MirthfulAvocado451816

                          MirthfulAvocado451816 2 years ago

                          So makes 10 only eat one ??

                          • Terrbear62

                            Terrbear62 2 years ago

                            Serving sizes 1 and 1/2 but because there are zero carbs you could eat three or four no problem fat content is great and calories isn't that much

                        • CourtTheKetoQueen

                          CourtTheKetoQueen 3 years ago

                          These are literally SOOO good! My mother in law and I cannot stop eating them! They taste delicious 😍

                          • Divakdenise

                            Divakdenise 3 years ago

                            Can I use fresh salmon?

                            • MMason

                              MMason 3 years ago

                              These were a hit in our home. They are on rotation.

                              • kbjoh

                                kbjoh 3 years ago

                                Definitely a keeper, quick easy and tasty. It’s a bit too salty and I’ll add more herbs like the others had noted, but basically it is a really good recipe!

                                • SCaramello

                                  SCaramello 3 years ago

                                  Made these for breakfast and they were fantastic, quick and easy. I added some dill, chives and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to make the flavors a lil brighter and it was a perfect addition. A definite go to.

                                  • fegenbush345

                                    fegenbush345 3 years ago

                                    I think I will add almond flour. Vert good

                                    • Laurie

                                      Laurie 3 years ago

                                      OMG, soooo.... good, and I’ve never liked salmon. I made per recipe using pink salmon for the milder taste and adding a couple tbsp of finely chopped red bell pepper for color. Oh, and I cut out the salt because I can season to taste at the table and because canned foods have a lot of salt to begin with. I could’ve eaten the entire batch.

                                      • Prcutiepie_78

                                        Prcutiepie_78 3 years ago

                                        Great idea, but very salty. Next time will omit the salt.

                                        • DJ

                                          DJ 3 years ago

                                          Can you freeze the leftovers??

                                          • Fay

                                            Fay 3 years ago

                                            Very good and good for you! I added some crushed pork rinds and hemp hearts to mine.

                                            • Daveyb60

                                              Daveyb60 3 years ago

                                              Great recipe, I did put to much oil in so had to re thicken it with physilium husk.. tasted great, will be returning to these again and again 5⭐️

                                              • BrownLady

                                                BrownLady 3 years ago

                                                Does psyllium husk impact your meter readings?