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Southern Keto Salmon Patties (paleo, nut-free, Whole30, GAPS)

Get a taste of Southern comfort food with these Keto Salmon Patties! These grain-free and nut-free salmon croquettes are also paleo, Whole30, and GAPS Diet-friendly and are perfect for meal prep!

CourseMain Course, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 patties
Author Lindsey Dietz


  • 1/2cupdiced yellow onionsauteed
  • 214-ouncecans wild-caught salmonbones removed, if desired
  • 2-4clovesgarlicminced
  • 1/4cupchopped parsleyor cilantro, packed
  • 1lemonjuiced
  • 1/2cupcoconut flour
  • salt and pepperto taste
  • 6tablespoonsnourishing fat for fryingcoconut oil, lard, tallow, avocado oil


  1. Saute the onions first and set aside.

  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl, including the cooked onions. Mix until it holds together.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons fat in a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat.

  4. Form patties about the size of your palm and place them in the heated fat.

  5. Reduce heat to medium and cook each side of the salmon patties until browned and crisp.

  6. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate when cooked and finish frying the remaining patties.

  7. Serve immediately or cool, then store in an airtight container until ready to reheat.