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Gluten-Free Salmon Cakes With Dill Sauce

Easy gluten-free salmon cakes that are full of flavor from Old Bay and dill, crispy on the outside with tasty bites of salmon with a creamy dill sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free salmon cakes, gluten-free salmon patties, salmon cakes, salmon patties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cakes
Calories 160kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free


Salmon Cakes:

  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil , for frying  (I like peanut oil the best for frying.)
  • 2 cans of 5oz salmon
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs (I like 4C Crumbs Gluten-Free Plain)
  • Paleo option: use 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish (optional, omit if Paleo)

Dill Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Paleo option:  use 1/2 cup Paleo Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce (I use Silver Spring. If you don't have the sauce you can use 1/2 or 1/4 teaspoon of horseradish)
  • Paleo option: 1/2-1/4 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon  garlic salt


Dill Sauce:

  • Make this dill sauce first.
  • Combine mayonnaise, dill, garlic salt, lemon, and horseradish sauce in a small bowl. Chill in the refrigerator while cooking salmon patties.

Salmon Cakes:

  • Drain the canned salmon.
  • In a bowl beat the two eggs, add the Old Bay, dill, bread crumbs and relish(optional). Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  •  Add the drained canned salmon and mix to combine the ingredients well.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pan on medium/high.
  • Form 3-inch patties of salmon cakes 1-inch thick. You should yield 8 cakes.
  • Pan Fried:
  • Fry cakes until golden in a single layer 3 or 4 minutes on each side.
  • Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.


  • Place the salmon patties on a parchment lined (or use cooking spray) baking sheet.  Bake the salmon cakes for 10 minutes at 375° F. Make sure you turn them over after 5 minutes of baking so both sides will be golden brown. 
  • Enjoy!


Mama says "Check all of your labels!"
Dill sauce modified from Taste of Home.


Serving: 1cake | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 27mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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