Salmon Cakes



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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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kendra Benson


  • 1 8-10 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


  • In a medium bowl, flake the salmon with a fork. Mix in the eggs, garlic, almond flour, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, and pepper.
  • 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.


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Last Updated 03/01/2020

10 Responses to “Salmon Cakes”

  1. Oh, I like the addition of sweet potato! We’ll be trying these this week.

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

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

  3. Thank you for your prompt reply.

  4. Can you used canned salmon for this?

  5. Is that 8-10 oz salmon?

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

    • Sorry, not sure how the numbers got flipped. Yes, it is (1) 8-10 oz salmon filet.

  6. 5 stars
    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!

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

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