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Salmon Cakes

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Last Updated on July 9, 2020

I don’t even like salmon. That is unless it’s raw and melty delicious. Seriously, salmon sashimi is the food of the gods. But I digress. I don’t like cooked salmon. But I love crab cakes. A lot. And you know what? These salmon cakes are great, even for a cooked-salmon-hater like myself. And they’re even better dipped in some Jalapeno-Lime Mayo and some of The Best Guacamole. Do it.

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Salmon Cakes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 8 oz Salmon Filet, baked and cooled
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Tbsp small Onion, or 1 Dried Minced Onion, minced
  • 1 clove of Garlic, minced
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Potatoes, shredded
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Coconut Oil, to fry


  1. In a medium bowl, flake the salmon with a fork. Mix in the eggs, garlic, almond flour, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat (I set my flame to 4). Scoop mixture into 3 inch patties, about 1/2 inch thick. In batches (whatever fits in your skillet), cook patties about 3-5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Watch carefully to make sure they don't burn. My first batch was a little crispy.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 382Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 129mgSodium 139mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 20g

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

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Tuesday 26th of September 2017

Hi kendra- I would like to echo Jessica’s question above and ask if canned salmon can be used for this. I’m sure it can but I wonder if you think it would turn out as tasty...thanks!

Kendra Benson

Wednesday 18th of July 2018

I have tried it with canned salmon and it worked fine, though I do prefer fresh, wild-caught salmon.


Saturday 18th of March 2017

Is that 8-10 oz salmon?


Tuesday 17th of July 2018

I'm confused by this as well. Please clarify. Thanks!


Sunday 24th of May 2015

Can you used canned salmon for this?


Tuesday 30th of December 2014

Thank you for your prompt reply.


Tuesday 30th of December 2014

Is the shredded sweet potato supposed to be cooked or raw?

Kendra Benson

Tuesday 30th of December 2014

Uncooked. They will cook and soften as you fry the cakes.

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