salmon patties

I love me some good old fashioned salmon patties! And, I hope you do, too!

As a kid I remember eating them – usually with some pan-fried potatoes as well, and now I enjoy making them from time-to-time. Of course, we fried ours in probably a quarter inch of vegetable oil and smothered them with ketchup, but they were amazing!

Since I try to find some healthier options to share on my blog, I wanted to give these a try.

Salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which do some pretty amazing things! Research shows that Omega 3’s may lower your risk of dementia and depression. They are also quite the natural anti-inflammatory, which may lower your risk of heart disease, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.

See, I told you these had to be healthy, right?!?

You’ll see from the nutritional information below that these things are also pretty dense in proteins and low in carbs. So, if you’re trying to follow a lower carbohydrate diet, or you’re at least are looking for some foods to boost protein intake without upping the carbs at the same time, these fit the bill.

You’ll also notice that these are pan-cooked, but only in enough extra virgin olive oil to coat the pan – not soaked in vegetable oil.

I’ve never made salmon patties with cottage cheese before, and I was a little leery, but I figured I’d give them a try and see how they did.

Spoiler Alert! They are quite amazing! 

So whip up a batch for yourself and give them a try. Then let me know what you think below in the comments! Enjoy!


  • healthy salmon patties1 Can salmon (I take out the bones, but I don’t think you have to.)
  • 1/4 Cup Quick Oats
  • 1/4 Cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp chives
  • 1 Tbsp dill
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients together and form into patties.
  • Pour just enough extra virgin olive oil in your pan to cover the bottom
  • Cook until browned on both sides.
  • Enjoy!

Nutritional Info:

Per serving for 6 servings

  • Calories: 136
  • Fat: 7g
  • Proteins: 17g
  • Carbs: 2.8g
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Fiber: 0.4g