Recipe for Salmon Patties

This recipe for salmon patties uses canned sockeye salmon so it's quick and easy for low carb or Paleo eating. Sometimes you need something quickly.

Try these innovative patties for a nutritious and tasty meal or snack. Use fresh salmon if preferred and you have more time.

The recipe yields four fish patties. Halve or double the ingredients if fewer or more patties are required. The mixture can be prepared a few hours or a day ahead of cooking and kept refrigerated until required.

Canned sockeye salmon recipes are quick and easy to prepare. Salmon makes an excellent high protein low carbohydrate meal. Wild salmon is the best; use sockeye salmon if you can get it.

As long as it is wild caught, it doesn't have to be sockeye salmon. All sockeye salmon, though, are wild caught. Wild salmon is one of the best sources of protein and when combined with fresh vegetables or salad makes a tasty healthy meal.


This salmon patties recipe uses canned salmon but you may use fresh salmon if preferred.

  • 1 can (approx 14¾ ounces) of sockeye salmon (drained)
  • 2 large beaten eggs (preferably free-range or organic)
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions (spring onions)
  • 1 teaspoon of lime or lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes (optional)
  • 1 minced garlic clove (optional)
  • 1/2 cup plain pork rinds, finely ground, preferably homemade
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (preferably homemade Paleo style)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • a little coconut oil for frying

Do not add salt if the canned salmon was in salt brine.

If possible, please use organic ingredients.


Remove any bones from the salmon. Combine the beaten eggs, salmon, mayonnaise, minced garlic, ground pork rinds, parsley, lemon juice, and black pepper, in a large bowl. Blend well.

Spread the salmon patties mixture across a dish or a large plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This will stiffen the mixture and make it easier to handle.

When you are ready to cook, remove the patty mixture from the refrigerator and form into salmon patties.

Fry the salmon patties in a non-stick pan with a little oil for 3 to 4 minutes each side until golden brown. Although this is a fried salmon patties recipe you can bake the patties in an oven if you prefer.

Serve with a green salad or vegetables for a balanced healthy meal.


Our recommended books for low carb or Paleo eating

Here are some initial reading suggestions. Each book contains recipes.

  • Cordain's The Paleo Diet Cookbook
  • Solom and The Eades's The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook
  • Wolf's The Paleo Solution

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