The EASIEST low carb Keto Salmon Patties recipes using fresh or canned salmon. Pan-fry, oven-bake and air fryer salmon patty instructions.
Keto Salmon Patties with Tom Yum Mayo on a white plate

The whole family will love these keto salmon patties. They are so fresh, simple and delicious.

If you have tried and love our fresh Fish Cakes recipe then you will be a loyal fan of this salmon patties recipe too.

This recipe is sponsored by Atkins AU.

Using the Atkins Crispbread available in most supermarkets, you can create the most amazing recipes. Low in carbs and high in protein they are perfect for the low carb lifestyle.

These salmon cakes are great for those of us who love easy keto recipes that have everyday ingredients. If you love Atkins products, then you might also like my Keto Flatbread made with the Atkins Bread Mix.

Old Fashioned Salmon Patties – Revamped

I can’t tell you how many salmon patties I made back in my cafe days. But, one thing I will say is this recipe is light years better. You can make these with fresh salmon, red or pink canned salmon or any kind of fish you prefer.

I know how everyone loves trendy new kitchen appliances so we have included how to cook salmon patties in the air fryer, bake them, fry them, or even how to mix them up in your Thermomix.

Related recipes: Easy Salmon Stir Fry / Keto Fish Cakes

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Simple & healthy: ketogenic salmon recipes are super popular. There are loads of claimed health benefits of salmon, so getting more in your diet is a good thing. Plus, these salmon cakes are quick and easy to make.
  • It’s salmon: Salmon is a healthy oily fish with loads of nutrients.
  • This salmon dish is naturally keto-friendly and low carb No adjustments needed!
  • Thermomix friendly – make in the ThermomixMagimix or any food processor in no time and with easy cleanup.
  • The Atkins Crispbread is a great crumbing substitute for keto and I have really enjoyed testing it in recipes.

Key Ingredients

Salmon – I used canned salmon for these salmon cakes. You can use any kind of salmon fresh, hot smoked or raw de-boned salmon. Alternatively, use any fish you prefer.

Atkins Crispbread – I use the crispbread to help give a great texture to the salmon patties. They are low carb and a little goes a long way in this recipe. Atkins Crispbread can be used as a filler or a low carb breadcrumb option. For a gluten-free option see the recipe card notes.

Mayonnaise – I use my own homemade mayonnaise. Ranch dressing is also perfect for this recipe.

How to Make Them

Step 1: Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl or food processor. Pulse until the mixture comes together and shape into four large patties. 

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the salmon patties onto it. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and warmed through.

How to cook salmon patties in an air fryer. Preheat the oven to 200 ̊C/390°F. Place the salmon patties onto a lined basket or lightly spray the basket or patties (top and bottom) so they do not stick. Bake for 8 minutes (see notes).

Salmon Cakes on a black plate with dip.

Chef’s Tips

  1. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. You can reheat the salmon patties in a preheated oven or air fryer at 170°C for 5 minutes.
  2. Want crispy crumbed salmon patties? Dip the salmon patties into extra crushed Atkins Crispbreads, pork rinds or shredded parmesan before baking or frying.
  3. Serve salmon patties with your favourite sauces or dressings. I love mine with tartare sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main difference between hot-smoked salmon and cold-smoked salmon?

The temperature used during smoking is the only difference between the two. Cold smoking is done below 30°C and hot smoked salmon is above 48°C. You will note that cold smoked salmon is smooth and silky and hot smoked salmon is pale and flaky in texture. 

How many carbs in salmon patties?

Regular salmon patties have fillers and breadcrumbs so are high in carbs. However, this salmon patties recipe has only 1g net carbs per salmon cake.

What to serve with keto salmon patties?

I love a good sauce like ranch dressing or on a keto wrap or on a keto tortilla. They also pair well with a simple salad or guacamole.

Keto Salmon Patties on a white plate with herbs and mayo.

Other Recipes

Here are just a few more air fryer recipes you might love. I will try and more delicious salmon recipes onto the website over the coming months too.

  1. Air Fryer Green Beans
  2. Zucchini Pizza Bites
  3. Keto Onion Rings | Cooked 3 Ways
  4. Lemon Pepper Wings
  5. Keto Popcorn Chicken cooked 2 ways
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Keto Salmon Patties with Tom Yum Mayo on a white plate

Keto Salmon Patties

The EASIEST low carb Keto Salmon Patties recipes using fresh or canned salmon. Pan-fry, oven-bake and air fryer salmon patty instructions.
5 from 78 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Course: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: American, Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 4 people
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  • 400 g (2.94 cups) red salmon tinned or hot smoked, see notes
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) red onion finely diced
  • Zest of half a lemon finely grated
  • 0.25 cup (0.25 cup) fresh parsley and dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) mayonnaise
  • 1 (1) egg
  • 0.25 cup (0.25 cup) crushed Atkins Crispbread (approximately 3 crispbread) see notes
  • Salt flakes and black pepper
  • Optional oil or oil spray for frying


  • Place all the ingredients into a large bowl. Season to taste and mix to combine. Shape the mixture into 4 patties.


  • Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Line a small baking tray with baking paper. Place the patties onto the tray and spray lightly with oil.
  • Bake for 13-17 minutes until golden and cooked through.


  • Preheat the air fryer to 200°C/390°F. Place the patties into a lined basket or lightly spray the patties (top and bottom) with oil so they don’t stick to the basket (see notes).
  • Bake for 8 minutes. See notes.


  • Place all the ingredients into the mixer and season to taste; mix 15 sec/speed 6.
  • Cook using either of the methods above.


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This recipe yields approximately 2-4 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 4. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on the brands and types of ingredients used. 
All recipes have been tested using all of the cooking methods included by various recipe testers.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Alternatively, store in an airtight container and freeze.
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.
Red or pink tinned salmon, tuna or hot smoked salmon can be used in this recipe. If using fresh raw salmon extend the cooking time as needed to ensure cooked to your preference.
Replace the crispbread with almond meal or a 2:1 ratio of coconut flour/sesame flour mixture, if preferred or add some avocado or cauliflower for extra vegetables.
Serve with Taboule Salad, Air Fryer Cauliflower, Arabic Salad and Low Carb Bread.
See the blog post above for more information in the FAQ’s.
Always check the manufacturer’s recommendations for lining or oiling the air fryer basket. 
I used a Philips XXL air fryer and a Ninja XL Grill with my testing.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1patty | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 443IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 35mg | Net Carbs: 1g
Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger and author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Keto Mojo, Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.

Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017.

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49 responses to “Air fryer Keto Salmon Patties”

  1. silvia

    5 stars
    This is a very easy, fast and convenient dish. Very flavorful. I used pink salmon from a can and served it with salsa verde and a salad for a quick and easy lunch.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you enjoyed them Silvia

  2. Erin

    These patties look great! Thanks for the inspiration. I love that they’re keto!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Erin

  3. Loreto and Nicoletta

    5 stars
    Love these Salmon patties, the color is amazing and I am having this aroma sensation gappening. Nothing like a great salmon patty! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! Thanks for trying them

  4. Jacqueline Debono

    5 stars
    I love salmon patties and these look so good. Such a great idea to use crispbread instead of breadcrumbs. On my to make list!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is so good and so easy. I hope you loved them Jacqueline

  5. Kristina

    5 stars
    These are delicious salmon patties! I added some crushed red pepper and air fried them and they came out amazing.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So glad you enjoyed them Kristina.

  6. Addie

    5 stars
    The air fryer makes them extra crispy and delicious! Easy, healthy and delicious!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am beginning to love the air fryer.

  7. Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer

    5 stars
    What a great recipe! Super easy and packed with so much flavor! And I’m loving that it’s on the healthier side too! Definitely, a must make folks!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! Thanks for the vote of confidence Lori

  8. Cathleen

    5 stars
    I just bought some tinned salmon so this recipe came at the perfect time! I am definitely making this tonight, thank you so much for the recipe 😉

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Woohoo! Enjoy Cathleen

  9. Liz

    5 stars
    I love making salmon patties. This recipe sounds very delicious! Thanks for the share and extra tips!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are welcome Liz

  10. Farrukh Aziz

    5 stars
    Love these patties, they are perfect for everyone to enjoy! Definitely worth the 13 minutes they take!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! A short 13 minutes

  11. Leslie

    5 stars
    I didn’t know Atkins made a low-carb crisp bread..this recipe is incredible! I LOVE how creative this is!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      They are so good Leslie.

  12. Allyssa

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing salmon patties recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So happy you enjoyed them Allyssa. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

  13. nancy

    5 stars
    love that i can use canned salmon for this easy and healthy dish

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      In our COVID lockdown life it is such a handy recipe to have.

  14. Oscar

    5 stars
    These salmon patties were delicious and loved making them in the air fryer. Going to make again this weekend. Great recipe.

  15. Oscar

    5 stars
    Loved these salmon patties and they came out perfect in the air fryer. We are making them again this weekend. Great recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so cool to hear Oscar. Thanks for giving them a try.

    2. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so cool Oscar. Thanks for giving them a try.

  16. Jeannie

    5 stars
    We only cook salmon the normal way and these patties are so amazing and tasty!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So glad you enjoyed them Jeannie.

  17. nancy

    5 stars
    love these salmon patties – so quick and easy to make but VERY tasty!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you enjoyed them Nancy

  18. Debbie

    5 stars
    We loved these! Reminds me of the salmon parties we used to eat pre keto and so quick and easy.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  19. Lauren

    5 stars
    A great recipe that accommodates adaptations really well. This will feature regularly on the menu at my place! Leftover cooked patties from the fridge make a wonderful high protein snack!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks for giving them a whirl Lauren and I am glad you enjoyed them too

  20. Lucy Dillon

    5 stars
    Another great recipe. These fish patties are so quick and easy to make and still so very delicious. Simple and easily found ingredients. You will want to make this over and over.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks for trying and leaving a review Lucy x

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