Keto Salmon Patties | Air fryer + Bake Steps

These are the EASIEST low carb Keto Salmon Patties you will make! Use fresh or canned salmon the choice is yours. Pan-fry, oven-bake and air fryer salmon patty instructions. included so that you can make them however you prefer!

Before jumping to the recipe please note that the below information contains HOT TIPS for this recipe. We try and answer all your questions to guarantee a perfect keto recipe every time.

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

If you love 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. Both low in carbs and high in protein. These salmon cakes are perfect for those of us who love easy recipes that have everyday ingredients. If you love the Atkins products then you might also like my Keto Flatbread made with the same 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.

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 Thermomix, Magimix 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 salmon patties ingredients into a thermal mixer 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 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.

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

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Keto Salmon Patties with Tom Yum Mayo on a white plate


  • 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.


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.
See the blog post above for more information in the FAQ’s.
Baking powder brand choice is pretty important (IMO). Some brands are very bitter. I use either Bobs Red Mill or Lotus Pantry double acting baking powder. 
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.

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

Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger and author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Keto Mojo, Slow Cook Keto, Keto Loco, The 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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