Gluten Free Salmon Cakes are fancy enough for company but easy enough for any day; they are also low carb and dairy free.
Salmon cakes are often only a treat to eat while dining out but with this recipe, you can easily make them at home any time. They are also gluten free! Good luck finding gluten free salmon cakes while dining out!
They can easily be made dairy free too; just fry in coconut oil, olive oil or another fat instead of the butter.
Could I use almond meal?
I tried making them with almond meal but even though they tasted very good, they did fall apart more. The flax meal was much better.
What is flaxseed meal?
Flaxseed meal is just ground flaxseeds.
Note: I have made this with regular flaxseed meal and golden flaxseed meal. The golden seemed to hold together better than the regular for some reason so use that if you have it. Look at these beauties!
One son was pretty skeptical about the flax meal but he quickly admitted that they were delicious. He had no problem eating several salmon cakes! 🙂
The perfect topping for these is Lemon Herb Mayonnaise.
Gluten Free Salmon Cakes are part of these collections:
3 Tbsp butter for frying
2 6 oz cans skinless, boneless pink salmon drained
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
4 Tbsp golden flaxseed meal
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
more flax meal to coat for frying
Add everything except butter and extra flax meal to a mixing bowl.
Melt butter in frying pan.
Divide salmon mixture into 8 portions and shape each into a ball in your hand, then flatten.
Coat with flax meal on both sides.
Fry in butter over medium heat (350* on electric skillet) for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Serve with Lemon Herb Mayonnaise or your choice of sauce.
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- 3 Tbsp butter for frying
- 2 6 oz cans skinless, boneless pink salmon drained
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 4 Tbsp golden flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- extra flaxseed meal for frying
- Add everything except butter and extra flax meal to a mixing bowl and combine well.
- Melt butter in frying pan.
- Divide salmon mixture into 8 portions and shape each into a ball in your hand, then flatten.
- Coat with flax meal on both sides.
- Fry in butter over medium heat (350* on electric skillet) for 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Serve with Lemon Herb Mayonnaise or your choice of sauce.
Note: I have made this with regular flaxseed meal and golden flaxseed meal. The golden seemed to hold together better than the regular for some reason so use that if you have it.
Flaxseed meal is just ground flaxseeds.
Serving Size2 cakes
Amount Per Serving Calories 407Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 129mgSodium 374mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 22g
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