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Simple salmon patties using inexpensive ingredients.

Simple salmon patties

Simple salmon patties like my parents made when I was growing up.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 14.5 oz. canned salmon
  • c blanched almond flour flour, or cracker crumbs
  • ½ c milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup onion minced or a few shakes of onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste use only a small amount of salt
  • 2 T. fat for cooking butter, expeller pressed coconut oil, olive oil, animal fat, avocado oil, etc


  • Drain salmon and place in bowl,
  • Crush the bones with your fingers. You can remove them if you are too freaked out by them.
  • Add remainder of ingredients and mix well with fork. Let stand for a few minutes to combine.
  • In cast iron pan, melt 2 T. butter over medium heat.
  • Scoop out small amount of salmon mixture, flatten in hands and place in pan. I like mine thin, so I sometimes flatten it a bit more when it gets in the pan.
  • Cook for a few minutes until golden brown and flip, continuing to cook for another few minutes.


If you are unsure of salt preference, cook a bite sized patty in the pan first and taste. Then adjust seasonings as desired.