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baked salmon patties on a plate topped with tartar sauce

Baked Salmon Patties

Easy and delicious homemade salmon patties that can be baked or pan-fried!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 patties
Calories 209kcal
Author Ashley C.


  • 1 pound fresh salmon
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil), plus more if frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 medium red onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (see note about substitute below)
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill finely chopped
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Avocado oil spray or olive oil spray

Tartar Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Drizzle the salmon with two teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Remove the salmon from the oven and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • Flake the salmon into a large bowl. Add onion, garlic, almond flour, eggs, mayo, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, parsley, dill and lemon zest. Combine with your hands and mix well.
  • Form the salmon into small patties with your hands.
  • To bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking sheet with oil and place the patties on the sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes on each side.
  • To pan fry, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. The oil should coat the pan in a thin layer. Once the pan is hot, add salmon patties and allow to cook for 4 minutes, until a deep golden color. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove the salmon patties from the pan and repeat with a second batch, adding more oil, if needed.

Tartar Sauce

  • Whisk together the ingredients for the tartar sauce in a medium bowl. Adjust the seasonings, if desired.
  • Serve the patties with the tartar sauce.


Substitute for almond flour: You can substitute the 1/4 cup almond flour with 3 tablespoons of bread crumbs plus 1 tablespoon of all purpose flour, if desired.
Storing: Cooked and cooked baked salmon patties can be stored in the fridge in an air tight container or sealed bag for 3-4 days.
Freezing: To freeze cooked and cooled salmon patties, wrap each one individually in plastic wrap, then add to a freezer bag for 3-4 months. Let thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating in a skillet with oil. 
Nutritional information includes both the baked salmon patties and the tartar sauce.


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg