Salmon patties are frugal and low-carb and keto-friendly

I’ll get right to the point.  My wife hates fish but she ate these salmon patties that I came up with.  I was shocked.  I need this recipe immortalized here so I can make it again.  They’re low carb too and really cheap to make!

Salmon Patties

  • 1 can of salmon, drained
  • 1T chopped parsley (fresh or dried)
  • 2t herbs de provence (or other spices)
  • 1t onion powder
  • 3T mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • oil

Mix everything together.  It’s going to seem a little too wet.  Just let it sit for 15 minutes to thicken up.  I measured these out and dropped into a nonstick skillet using a standard ice cream scoop.  It made 7 patties.  I bought the salmon on sale for under $3 for the can.  That probably made these about 50 cents each.  Yikes!  What a bargain!

Variations on the salmon patties

Now, there’s a ton you could do with this recipe.  I’d keep the salmon and eggs but you could go crazy with the rest.  For a more traditional, crab cake-style recipe you could go with Old Bay instead of the herbs de provence.  If you don’t have Old Bay, it’s mainly celery salt with a few other minor seasonings.  I bet a Jamaican jerk seasoning would also be really tasty in this.

Salmon patty sauces

I served this with a sauce that didn’t really go that well, but was super tasty.  It was kind of like a chipotle mayo but with a more subtle and refined flavor from the use of Spanish smoked paprika instead of chipotle.  It would probably be better with a remoulade or tartar sauce, though. 

Pimenton dip

  • 3T mayo
  • 2T sour cream
  • 2T cream
  • 1t Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1t onion powder
  • salt and pepper

Mix it up and let sit for 30 minutes for flavors to mingle.  Add more or less cream to change the thickness.

You could make this with ground or canned chipotle and it would be really tasty.  Adjusting ratios of mayo, sour cream and cream to suit the purpose.  More or less cream will make it thicker or thinner.  You could actually use water too.  I just used cream because I had it handy.  This would be awesome with some plain potato chips.

Quick Tartar Sauce

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish

This is as easy as it gets. Mix and enjoy.

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