These low-carb, keto-friendly Salmon Croquettes are delicious, filling, and flavorful. Canned salmon is combined with almond flour, fresh dill, old bay seasoning, onion, and garlic for a satisfying meal that is suitable for any time of day. Try it out today and let me know what you think. While I have you here, check out these other seafood recipes (all low-carb or keto): Seafood Salad Sliders | Easy Smoked Salmon Dip | Blackened Shrimp Sheet Pan Fajitas | Creamy Shrimp Piccata.
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Let’s talk. I know you’re “just here for a recipe”, but that’s exactly what I want to talk about. There seems to be a disconnect between food writers and those who consume our work. At least several times a week, when scrolling social feeds, I inevitably come across memes and posts that pretty much express the same sentiment: “Don’t you hate when you visit a recipe blog and the writer wants to tell their life story? Just give us the recipe!”
As a user, I can try to empathize. Sometimes you’re in a hurry. You may be quickly shuffling through the supermarket trying to gather ingredients, and you need to revisit the recipe to ensure that you’re purchasing the correct items. Having to scroll past a story about the writer’s great grandmother’s kitten in that moment feels annoying and inconvenient.
There’s also the ads. Everyone loathes the ads, it seems.
Let’s take a step back, though. Creating good content can be quite expensive; cameras, lighting, web hosting, the works. Placing an in-content ad may help ensure that your favorite food blogger feeds his family that month. Especially during this time of unprecedented job and income loss due to an extremely infectious respiratory disease that shall not be named in this post. That ad might be a writer’s sole source of income – and all it cost you was 15 seconds of scrolling. Content creators deserve to earn an income for their work as much as anyone else.
We see ads at/on billboards, television, sporting events, and while streaming our favorite music. Someone gets paid from all of that, and I guarantee it’s a whole hell of a lot more than a food blogger will earn. Extending empathy and grace goes a long way, family. But there’s another reason for all of this that I find equally important.
Recipes do not just exist in a vacuum.
Good food bloggers are storytellers, both visual and literary. There are reasons why we (including you) make the foods we make, from historical and cultural foodways to what our children enjoy, to what ingredients are available and accessible in our neighborhoods. I never want all of that to be reduced to “just a recipe” and neither should you.
For instance, I remade this recipe during the week of a truly awful winter storm that descended upon Texas. We lost power, heat, water, and hot food for days. The grocery stores were ravaged and there was minimal fresh meat to be found.
My solution was to turn to canned fish. It doesn’t require any power or refrigeration to store. It’s precooked, so I don’t have to worry about the sanitary conditions of handling raw protein when there’s minimal water available.
I washed my hands, produce, and surfaces though – let’s not get it twisted. LOL.
This meal was so welcomed and satisfying after a truly hectic week of eating cheese and crackers out of a box in a humid hotel room. It was also super comforting because it reminded me of my childhood – my dad could hook up some salmon croquettes, y’all. That’s what my family called them. You city slickers may just call them salmon patties, and that’s fine. They’re super delicious, whatever you wanna call them.
Let’s get into some details.
What Ingredients Do I Need to make Keto Salmon Croquettes?
- Salmon – Pink salmon, boneless and skinless in a 14.75 oz can. The brand that I see most widely available, is Chicken of the Sea.
- Almond Flour
- White Onion – diced
- Fresh Dill – I used two tablespoons of fresh dill. If you only have dried dill then use two teaspoons.
- Spicy Brown Mustard
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Italian Seasoning
- Garlic – minced
- Chili Powder
- Lemon Juice – some goes into the mix prior to cooking; some is reserved for squeezing over the top of the patties once they are done.
- Grapeseed Oil – for pan frying.
Are Salmon Croquettes Keto-Friendly?
This recipe makes six thick patties, that each contain 4 net carbs. They are low-carb and keto-friendly.
Salmon Croquettes for Breakfast
These salmon patties can be served for breakfast amongst a spread of eggs, toast, and fresh fruit.
Salmon Croquettes for Dinner
Alternatively, this recipe is also suitable for dinnertime and can be paired with a nice side salad.
Can Salmon Croquettes be Air Fried or Baked?
While I adore my air fryer, I have not yet tested these methods. I will within the next couple of weeks, so definitely check back.
Whole30 Salmon Croquettes
To make this recipe Whole30, you will need to find a compliant mayonnaise and cooking oil. Not difficult at all! I will list some options in the recipe card below.
- Making this recipe is easy, but it does require wait time.
- Start by combining all of the ingredients (minus the oil) in a mixing bowl and combining the ingredients very well.
- Next, form six equal patties and place them on a lined freezer-safe baking sheet or large plate.
- To help solidify the patties, freeze them for at least two hours or refrigerate overnight. The second option actually makes for easy breakfast prep. Parchment paper or a silicon baking sheet makes for easy removal when it’s time to cook.
- The patties are cooked stovetop over medium high heat in grapeseed or avocado oil at about 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
- When done, squeeze lemon juice over the top, top with sour cream, dill sauce, or tartar sauce, and add additional fresh dill.
As usual, try the recipe out and let me know what you think. When you make it, be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram so that I can show off how dope you are. While you’re there, join the family. I’d love to see you around!
Don’t have all of the ingredients needed to make these salmon croquettes right now? That’s understandable. Just save the recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later so that you don’t lose it!
These low-carb, keto-friendly Salmon Croquettes are delicious, filling, and flavorful. Canned salmon is combined with almond flour, fresh dill, old bay seasoning, onion, and garlic for a satisfying meal that is suitable for any time of day.
- 14 oz can Pink Salmon - boneless, skinless
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- 2 Eggs
- ¼ cup White Onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons Fresh Dill (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 3 tablespoons Mayonaise
- 2 tablespoons Spicy Brown Mustard
- 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1/2 Lemon, juiced
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- ¼ cup Grapeseed oil - or cooking oil of choice
- 1/2 Lemon, juiced
- Additional Fresh Dill as desired
- Sour Cream, Tartar Sauce, or Dill Sauce
- Combine all ingredients (minus the grapeseed oil) in a mixing bowl, and stir/mix very well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
- Form 6 evenly sized patties. Each patty is about a 1/2 cup of mix.
- Place on a baking sheet or large plate and freeze for at least 2 hours. You can also refrigerate the patties overnight. This step helps them solidify and keeps them from falling apart when cooking.
- In a stovetop skillet, over medium high heat, heat the cooking oil and cook the patties for 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
- Top with lemon juice, additonal fresh dill, and sauce of choice (sour cream, tartar sauce, or dill sauce).
If you choose to cook the patties right away instead of refrigerating, please be aware that they may falling apart in the skillet while flipping.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g