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Salmon Cakes

These salmon cakes are baked in the oven and taste so amazing. Filled with fresh and healthy ingredients, these gluten-free salmon cakes are perfect for family-friendly lunches or quick dinners!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked salmon cakes, easy salmon patties, gluten free salmon cakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 7 people
Calories 154 kcal
Author Savannah McGhee

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces salmon , previously cooked, cooled and flaked OR sub with canned salmon that has been drained
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 2/3 cup superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup parsley finely chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast , can also sub with parmesan if not paleo or Whole30

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick spray or parchment paper.

  2. Whisk two eggs. Combine flaked salmon with salt, pepper, paprika, eggs, flour, chopped parsley, diced onion, and minced garlic. Mix until well combined.

OVEN METHOD:

  1. With 1/3 measuring cup, scoop out the salmon mixture. Form the salmon mixture into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet. This should make 7 salmon balls.

  2. After all the salmon has been scooped, firmly press on each ball to create an even salmon patty. Repeat the process until all patties have been created.

  3. Bake the salmon cakes in the oven for about 20 minutes, until golden brown in color. Flip the salmon patties halfway through at 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and sauce. 

AIR FRYER METHOD:

  1. Spray air fryer basked with avocado oil spray or line with parchment paper cut to size to avoid sticking.

    With 1/3 measuring cup, scoop out the salmon mixture. Form the salmon mixture into a ball and place on in the air fryer basket, an inch apart. After all the salmon has been scooped, firmly press on each ball to create an even salmon patty. Repeat the process until all patties have been created.

    Close air fryer and cook at 385F for 13-15 minutes (or until desired crispness), flipping and spraying halfway through.

STOVETOP METHOD:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons avocado oil in a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat. With 1/3 measuring cup, scoop out the salmon mixture. Form the salmon mixture into a ball and place on the skillet. After all the salmon has been scooped, firmly press on each ball to create an even salmon patty. Repeat the process until all patties have been created.

    Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 4-5 minutes per side or until golden and crispy.

    Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Cakes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.