Salmon Cakes

I go through phases with some foods. Canned salmon is one of them. I hadn’t used it in a long time, but recently picked some up at the store. Tonight I decided to put it to use and made salmon cakes (recipe below).

I also tried out a new food item for us – Alexia sweet potato julienne fries (frozen). The ingredient list looked safe including modified potato starch and rice flour. My two older kids were not home for dinner so I didn’t get their reaction, but the three of us who ate them thought they were good. In fact, my husband usually does not eat sweet potatoes so I didn’t tell him what they were. He guessed sweet potatoes or carrots by the color and willingly gave them a try. They were a hit, and now I have a way to serve him sweet potatoes!

Salmon Cakes
Serves: 4-5
  • 1 can salmon, drained and bones removed
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons gluten-free bread crumbs
  • pepper to taste
  • coconut or other cooking oil
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Form into patties (I made five).
  3. Fry in hot oil until brown on both sides and hot through.
  4. Serve with Tartar Sauce.


These were a big hit with the kids. One of boys who was not home for dinner had one for lunch the next day and said, “What was that thing I ate? Do you have more?”

This post is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays.



  1. I love salmon!

  2. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    I don’t know why I don’t cook much salmon. Thanks for the good reminder.

  3. Michelle says:

    Mmm yum. I bet the wee ones would eat these. They love salmon, but I’ve never tried the canned kind with them. And the GF fries sound good — especially if non-sweet potato eaters like them!

  4. Life with Kaishon says:

    My Grammy used to make these when I was little. Totally delish. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am going to make some soon in honor of my Grammy!

  5. Anonymous says:

    sounds good!
    you’ve given me an idea as i just ground old GF bread into breadcrumbs this past weekend.
    thanks :)
    erin–@ glutenfreewithapurpose

  6. Mom used to make these with grated left over potatoes too – Potato Salmon Patties!! YUM!!

  7. What size tim of salmon? I have found tall ones and flat ones. Thanks.

  8. I love salmon croquettes. My grandmother used to make them for me & my cousins in the summer for lunch.. They’re still one of my favorites & I keep salmon on hand always for one of those days..
    Many years ago I found a version that I seem to think was Weight Watchers recipe but cant find it anymore. It didnt call for any bread (which is great imo) and I tried it and loved them.
    It included onion, celery, parsley, eggs & salmon.. It was mushy to make the patties but it cooked up perfectly fine.. I’ve found I like the addition of the herbs these days.. Thanks for the reminder for a great lunch.

  9. I love this recipe. You can cook it another way is by putting alittle oil (olive oil) in shallow pan in oven 375 about 6mins each side or until golden brown. This is how I cook mine

  10. Margaret says:

    Thanks for GF salmon patties recipe. In Texas we add diced onion and roll the patties in cornmeal that’s been seasoned with a little salt & pepper. Fry in a little oil. Cooking salmon this week. Will use leftovers. Yummy!

  11. Valerie says:

    Where do u find gluten free bread crumbs. Do I have to buy the loaf if bread

    • You can buy gf bread crumbs or make your own from gf bread. Gluten-free instant potatoes works great too, and that’s easy to find. Betty Crocker is labeled gf. Use the same amount as called for bread crumbs.

  12. Could u bake these instead of frying?

  13. Laura B says:

    Do you think cooked salmon would work alright? Long as I chop it? Can’t wait to try these with leftovers from dinner the other night!!!!

  14. I use a similar recipe, but replace the breadcrumbs with ground pecans.

  15. I make these and usually add powdered onion soup mix or some onion powder. Whole fam loves em. The Alexia sp fries are delicious. Will pair them next time we have salmon patties. Good share!

  16. nadine prince says:

    Love the salmon cake recipe will deffinately try them!! Thx for sharing it.

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