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Try this Air fryer salmon cakes, so delicious and healthy! Keto, paleo, whole30 and low carb. You can make this salmon patties from frozen and from fresh salmon fish fillets. Dont forget a touch of lemon!

For Weight watchers: myWW green plan 4 points,myWW blue plan 0 points,myWW purple plan 0 points per serving

salmon cakes

Ok guys, this is by far my absolutely favorite air fryer recipe. Just look at these patties! So juicy, flavorful, elegant and delicious!

Check out the air fryer i am using, never had problems with it!

Keto, whole30 and paleo air fryer salmon cakes recipe!

This salmon cakes are very healthy by its own. This recipe is low carb and fits most of low carb diets.

If you are looking for a good quality salmon with most nutrients and health benefits, use wild caught fish. I usually just buy a whole salmon fillet(or even a whole fish),  then slice it in portions and freeze.

You can get a good quality fish at big fish markets or get it already frozen to avoid farmed raised salmon.( “Atlantic salmon” is farmed as well, just FYI)

Can i use frozen salmon?

Of course  you do. If you are making salmon patties, you will need to defrost the fish first and then cut it very well or mince to make cakes.

You can even make a lot of salmon cakes at once and freeze them for later use

Also you can use different fish to make this fish cakes:

  • tilapia
  • cod
  • catfish
  • steelhead

But our favorite is salmon! Patties comes out juicy and tender each time!

You can eat them just like that or use it as a patty for a burger. Add some fries and call it a meal!Great for a party!

salmon cakes

I used sliced lemon under the salmon cakes to prevent them from sticking to the air fryer basket. It also add an extra flavor that nothing can beat.

How long do you cook salmon patties in air fryer?

The process of cooking salmon is very simple. Usually it takes about 7 minutes to fully cook your fillet or cake, but i depend on a thickness of a piece.

Maybe you will need to adjust the time by 1 minute!

air fryer salmon patties

How to serve air fryer salmon cakes

Step1. Make a stack! Top it with sour cream or coconut cream or yogurt ( just a whole30 option). Well, we like it with sour cream and chopped dill.

salmon cakes keto paleo air fryer

Step2. Just put all the patties on a wooden board or a parchment paper and serve with a side dip( could be anything- from spicy aioli to sour cream with dill or just about anything)

Step3. Serve it in a burger! Great option for a party.

Hope you will like this recipe! Please let me know in comments below !

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You know what would be a perfect side dish fr this cakes? My quick sauteed vegetables recipe!


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4.19 from 16 votes

Air fryer Salmon patties (cakes)

Try this Air fryer salmon cakes, so delicious and healthy! Keto, paleo, whole30 and low carb. You can make this salmon patties from frozen and from fresh salmon fillets. Dont forget a touch of lemon!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer
Servings: 2 servings


  • 8 oz fresh salmon fillet (could be from frozen)
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 sliced lemon


  • Mince salmon in the bowl, add egg and spices.
  • Form little cakes . Preheat air fryer to 390. Lay sliced lemons on the bottom of the air fryer basket. Place cakes on top.
  • Cook for 7 minutes. Serve with your favorite dip, depending on your diet preferences.


For Weight watchers: myWW green plan 4 points,myWW blue plan 0 points,myWW purple plan 0 points per serving (all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator)
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Friday 3rd of July 2020

Awesome this looks great! I'll try it this week!

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Monday 4th of May 2020

These were delicious. I did have to add 1/4 cup bread crumbs to be able to form them into patties though. Maybe I did not have enough salmon. Still it only added 2 pt per serving. Served them with Greek yogurt with some lemon juice and dill, yum!


Friday 1st of May 2020

This might be a dumb question, but if I freeze, should I freeze cooked or raw?

Tatiana Shifruk

Friday 1st of May 2020

Thats a good question! I would probably freeze raw patties. If you freeze cooked cakes and then reheat, they may come out on a dryer side. Hope this helps!