Keto Salmon Patties & Homemade Tartar Sauce

June 14, 2019Laura

I’ve been meaning to share this recipe on the blog for quite a while now, but haven’t had the chance to take pictures. I wanted them for lunch the other day, so fried a batch up for my husband and I. It was a sunny day, so I used the opportunity to take photos so I could share them with you all. My mom used to make salmon patties all the time when I was growing up and I really wanted to perfect a keto version of them. I’m not much of a seafood person, but do love salmon. Anytime I make these, I’m transported back to her kitchen, so I would say they’re a winner.

My mom uses flour and cornmeal in her salmon patties, along with a few spices. I simply used almond flour, some parmesan cheese and spiced them up well. Side note: I often get asked what almond flour brand I prefer. I always use the Kirkland superfine almond flour from Costco. I’ve tried a lot of brands and this one is my favorite. They get super crispy and you wouldn’t even know they are a healthier version of the real thing. I made my patties a little on the smaller side and got 12 patties out of the mixture. Feel free to make them larger, if you prefer. I think this size was perfect for dipping them in the homemade tartar sauce I made.

Anytime I make sauces, it usually takes me several tries to get it right. I worked with this one and was able to get it to my liking on the second try. I think it complimented the salmon very well. The tartar sauce is simply just mayo, diced pickles, pickle juice, lemon juice, chives and some spices. It turned out super tasty and is much cleaner than the bottled stuff you buy at the grocery store! If you’re a salmon lover or are missing salmon patties, give these a try! I hope you enjoy them if you do!

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Keto Salmon Patties & Homemade Tartar Sauce

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: Patties: 6 (Serving Size: 2 Patties); Tartar sauce: 6


Salmon Patties:

  • 1/4 cup oil or butter, for frying
  • 3 (5 oz) cans skinless, boneless salmon, drained well
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp each salt & black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 large egg

Tartar Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 Tbsp dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp dill pickle juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried chives
  • 3/4 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp celery seed
  • Pinch salt & black pepper


Salmon Patties:

  • 1)

    Drain salmon and place in large bowl. Flake with a fork.

  • 2)

    Place all other ingredients (except butter) in bowl with salmon and mix until combined. Form into 12 patties.

  • 3)

    Melt butter or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry patties in two batches until browned on each side (3-4 minutes per side).

  • 4)

    Place on paper towel lined plate until all patties are cooked. Serve with tartar sauce recipe below, if desired.

Tartar Sauce:

  • 1)

    Whisk all ingredients in small bowl until smooth. Refrigerate for at least one hour and enjoy. Can stay refrigerated up to 3 days.


Tartar Sauce Nutrition (1 Tbsp Serving):

Calories: 137

Fat: 16

Total Carbs: 0.8

Fiber: 0

Protein: 0

Net Carbs: 0.8g

Salmon Patties Nutrition (2 Patties)

Net Carbs1.7g
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