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Air Fryer Salmon Patties

These Air Fryer Salmon Patties are crispy, delicious and ready in less than 30 minutes. Made with simple ingredients found in the pantry, this tender and flavorful salmon patty recipe is super easy and filled with fresh parsley and garlic. A quick dinner idea that is perfect for weeknights. Gluten-free, keto, low carb, paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer recipes, air fryer salmon, salmon croquette, salmon patties
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 patties
Calories 668 kcal
Author Savannah McGhee


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


  1. Whisk two eggs. Combine flaked salmon with salt, pepper, paprika, eggs, flour, chopped parsley, diced onion, and minced garlic. Use a fork to mix until well combined.

    Glass bowl filled with egg, parsley, salmon, and spices.
  2. 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.

    Overhead image of raw salmon patties placed in black air fryer basket.
  3. Close air fryer and cook at 385F for 13-15 minutes (or until desired crispness), flipping and spraying halfway through.

    Top view of crispy air fryer salmon patties in black air fryer basket.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Salmon Patties
Amount Per Serving (1 salmon patty)
Calories 668 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 359mg120%
Sodium 202mg8%
Potassium 648mg19%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 2406IU48%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 234mg23%
Iron 6mg33%
* 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.