5 Ingredient Egg-Free Salmon Patties (Paleo, AIP)

5 Ingredient Salmon Patties (Paleo, AIP, Egg-Free) // TheCuriousCoconut.com

There is nothing that brings me back to my childhood more than fried salmon patties. I can remember running to the kitchen when my mom or grandma would open the canned salmon to get ready to make the patties so that I could gobble up the bones. Some of you will get it - they are the best part about a can of salmon! If you've never tried them, you are missing out :-)

Of course, my family's recipe used white flour and eggs. I'm OK with using eggs as a binder, but I know many of my readers are not, so I have gotten in the habit of simply not cooking with eggs for the sake of my readers. #yesireallydocareaboutyou! 

This morning I needed a quick and easy breakfast and was tired of sausage, so I whipped up this creation. You are free to use whatever saucy seasoning you want in place of the Lemon Artichoke Pesto that I used if you like. I realize that it is a pricey item, but I've had a jar sitting in my pantry for over a year and it was about to go bad, so I decided to use it here. Note: it does contain black pepper, and some choose to exclude this from their diets. Be aware of this if you choose to purchase it. 

Here are some AIP-friendly pesto recipes you can try:

  • Zucchini Pesto Sauce (add fresh lemon juice and drained artichoke hearts to mimic the flavor of the brand I used)
  • Cilantro Pesto (different flavor profile but I'm sure it would be delicious in these patties!)
  • Basil Pesto (again, different flavor profile but it would be fabulous here!)

Note about canned salmon: I personally just buy the wild caught Alaskan salmon in the big 14.75 oz cans at my grocery store. Royal Pink is the specific brand I typically buy, sometimes Double Q. It's usually less than $5 a can, making it incredibly affordable. It's also on Amazon, but trust me - it will be cheaper at your local grocery store!

5 Ingredient Salmon Patties (Paleo, AIP, Egg-Free) // TheCuriousCoconut.com

5 Ingredient Salmon Patties (Paleo, AIP)

Amanda Torres @ The Curious Coconut

Published 10/29/2015

This is a quick and easy Paleo and AIP friendly version of classic fried salmon patties made with just 5 ingredients!



  1. Drain can of salmon and add the meat to a bowl. Remove bones and eat them (they are delicious and good for you!) or just mix them into the patties (you won't know they're in there when you eat them).
  2. Add remaining ingredients to bowl with salmon and mix to combine evenly.
  3. Heat fat of choice in a medium to large sized frying pan for about 2 minutes.
  4. Divide meat mixture into 8 sections. Roll each section into a ball in your hands and flatten into a patty shape.
  5. Carefully add formed patties to the hot oil and fry for 3-5 minutes per side, until browned and crispy to your liking.
  6. Take care not to flip the patties before they are ready - repeated flipping will cause them to lose their shape.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 03 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 05 to 10 mins.

Total time: 10 to 15 mins.

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