Spicy Healthy Salmon Patties

Last night I came home and realized I had no defrosted meat. It was time to get creative so I looked in the pantry and found some canned smoked salmon. First, I should tell you that I do NOT like salmon. I like fish, but I’m not a salmon steak kinda girl. It’s just too fishy to me, however, I like smoked salmon and I like salmon patties. Go figure!

So I decided to make one of my childhood favorites, salmon croquettes. Here is what I whipped together. It’s quick, easy, healthy and yummy!

1 can (16 ounces) smoked atlantic wild salmon
1 small onion, finely grated
1 finely chopped jalapeƱo
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning or your favorite seasoning salt
ground black pepper, to taste
4 egg whites (I used egg whites in a carton)
1 – 1 1/2 cups almond flour (paleo) or your favorite bread crumbs
A dash of garlic
Salt (to taste)

Mix all together, form into patties and fry them lightly in olive oil or pam on medium heat until firm and brown. Serve with ketchup if you are a southern girl (or guy) like me, or top with salsa and/or low-fat sour cream! Totally delish!!

Note: you don’t have to use so much egg, I just doubled what it calls for to bump the protein up some more :)

20130122-083650.jpgNutritional information:
233 calories
26.6 gms protein
15.7 gms carbs
6.5 gms fat (plus oil if you cook it in oil or butter)
0 saturated fat
2.7gm fiber


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  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Salmon is my best friend! :)

  2. Sarah MomRunningonEmpty

    I love salmon and so does the rest of the family. Somehow I always forget about simple recipes like this when trying to incorporate more fish into our meals. I am pinning this and adding it to next week’s meal planning :). Thank you for the reminder!!

    1. Bonnie Pfiester


  3. Alicia Heffernan Sullivan

    we love salmon in our house so I can’t wait to try this! Do you have to shop anywhere special to find the almond flour?

    1. Bonnie Pfiester

      You can get it at any health food stores.

  4. Michelle

    Would it also work with canned Tuna?

    1. Bonnie Pfiester

      Not sure! I think it would be a totally different taste… I guess it would be more like a tuna melt?

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