Paleo Salmon Cakes

Salmon is one of my favorite foods, but I have always HATED Salmon Cakes. (I feel much the same about crab cakes.)

I could never really put my finger on why I disliked them so much. THEN, I realized how much filler typical recipes add to both salmon and crab cakes!

No wonder I didn’t like them. I wasn’t getting much Salmon or Crab at all!!!!

We are talking Salmon and Crab Cakes here, not pancakes!! Fillers are not that necessary!

Also, I follow a very specific lifestyle. I don’t eat added sugar. I rarely eat grains, and I avoid wheat like the plague. You see wheat and my digestive tract don’t play nice together.  I am sure you can understand.

SO!! Being the determined person that I am, I set out to make a Salmon Cake I could enjoy! One with loads of fresh Salmon instead of cheap fillers! Fillers!!!! BLECK!

Salmon Cakes The Magick KitchenI posted this photo of my creation in one of my favorite groups on FB, and I got a TON of requests for the recipe. Here is my issue I don’t always write down every recipe I create. WHOOPS

Which means I had to go back to my kitchen and figure out how I made my first batch of delicious Salmon Cakes. OH DARN! Right?

After some delightful testing and sampling, I have a solid recipe for you to share and enjoy!!! Or you can keep it all to yourself. I will not judge!



Paleo Salmon Cakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Leandra Witchwood


  • 1 lb raw Salmon fillet deboned & roughly chopped
  • 1 C Roasted Sweet Potato roughly chopped with some smashed
  • 1 Large Egg beaten
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cooking fat
  • Lemon and dill optional


  1. In a large bowl mix together potatoes, salmon, egg, and Salt & pepper.
  2. In a skillet or large pan over medium-low, heat about 1T cooking fat.
  3. Form lumpy patties using the salmon mixture, place in preheated pan and cook 5-10 minutes on each side.

  4. Serve with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing and mixed greens.

Recipe Notes

Each cake will be delicate, remember to use caution when flipping and when removing them from the pan.
I used leftover roasted sweet potatoes for this recipe. Add about 25 minutes of cook time to roast the potatoes.



Leandra Witchwood

3 thoughts on “Paleo Salmon Cakes”

  1. Have any of you tried this with canned salmon? Salmon is crazy priced where I live. Going to try it using canned…will let you know my results..thanks for the share 🙂

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