This garlicky and tasty salmon patty recipe is a quick and delicious way to use that leftover (or canned) salmon. The creamy and savory lemon garlic sauce is perfect for salmon or poultry, and this entire recipe can be thrown together in 10 minutes.
Why This Recipe Is So Good
Anything with salmon is delicious to my palate, but how great is it to be able to utilize those leftovers from your fridge? It’s super great and stress free.
- Due to the quick prep time of this recipe, you will have dinner for everyone in less than 20 minutes.
- Real ingredients only.
- The lemon garlic sauce is super creamy and savory.
- We have only tried this with almond flour; we do not know the success rate with white wheat flour.
- Definitely keep your olive oil on hand as you cook the patties in your frying pan. Don’t want those patties to stick!
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For the Salmon Patties
- 16 ounces flaked cooked salmon (4 cups loosely packed) or 2 cans (roughly 14.75 ounces) of canned salmon
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ⅔ cups almond flour
- ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
- neutral oil for pan-frying
For the Lemon-Garlic Sauce
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley plus more for garnish
- Small bowl
- Medium bowl
- disher or cookie scoop with release handle
- Parchment paper or baking sheet
- Large skillet
For the Lemon Garlic Sauce
- Add sauce ingredients to small bowl and stir well to combine. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to serve. Optional: garnish sauce with fresh parsley, Old Bay seasoning, and/or freshly cracked black pepper when serving.
For the Salmon Patties
- Flake 4 cups (16 ounces) of loosely packed cooked salmon into medium bowl. Note: if using canned salmon, this will be 2 cans or approximately 14.75 ounces.
- Add egg, onion, almond flour, parsley, garlic, sea salt, and freshly cracked black pepper to bowl with flaked salmon. Gently stir together ingredients until well combined.
- Use disher to scoop out 2-ounce (¼ cup) scoops of salmon mixture from bowl into hands. Gently press and form salmon mixture into patty shape and place on parchment paper. Repeat until all mixture has been formed into patties.
- Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add neutral oil and swirl to coat bottom of skillet. Once oil is hot and shimmering, place salmon patties in skillet, being careful not to overcrowd pan. Work in batches as needed.
- Cook salmon patties 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and repeat another 5 minutes or so. Transfer pan-fried salmon patties to plate and repeat process until all patties have been pan-fried.
- Garnish salmon patties with additional fresh parsley, lemon wedges, and lemon-garlic sauce. Serve immediately.
- We only tried this with almond flour; we do not know the success rate with white wheat flour.
- Definitely keep your olive oil on hand as you cook the patties in your frying pan. If you are a using a nonstick pan, these patties will stick which means you will need to continue adding your oil.
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
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