Salmon patties were a staple in the meal rotation when I was growing up, and I always loved them. So, naturally as an adult, they've made their way into my my meal planning.
This recipe however is a bit different than the ones I grew up eating. They're paleo since there are no breadcrumbs, and I add sardines for even more Omega-3's. Plus, these are made with canned salmon and sardines, so it's super easy to have the ingredients on hand to make when you're low on inspiration. I buy both the salmon and the sardines in bulk at Costco, so I always have them in my pantry.
Don't like sardines? Salmon has a very distinct, strong flavor, while the sardines are more subtle. So, you most likely won't even notice they're there. Seriously!
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 cans of wild caught Alaskan salmon
- 2 cans of wild caught sardines
- 2 pastured eggs
- 1/2 cup of almond flour (this measurement is approximate. Add more or less based on the consistency. You want the mixture to be firm enough to shape into patties, while still being moist)
- 1 small onion
- 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tsp of Old Bay seasoning
That's it! They are seriously such a quick and easy meal - perfect for a weeknight. I like to serve them with baked sweet potato wedges and some type of green.
Does your family like salmon patties? Do you ever sneak any extra ingredients in? I'd love to hear more about your healthy swaps in the comments!
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