Salmon & Sweet Potato Patties

When I was a kid my mum used to make salmon patties. And although I am eternally grateful that my mum always cooked us healthy food this was one meal I did not enjoy eating. So it kinda put me off making salmon patties.

Until last Saturday.

Mike and I went to Diamond Lake for a day trip. Part of my goal to “Do More Things That Make You Forget To Check Your Phone”.

It was a super fun day (check out the colour of the lake), but since Sunday is the farmers market and food shopping day my house was seriously low on food options by the time we got home pretty hungry at around 6pm.

What I did have in the house was a large sweet potato, a can of wild alaskan salmon and a little broccoli and green beans. As well as my fresh herbs in my garden as well as some spices and three eggs!

I’d also just received my February Splendour Box which had an awesome pack of lupin breadcrumbs which I was dying to try so I decided it was time to get over not liking the idea of salmon patties and made it my own!

And they were delicious!

Super filling.

And easy to make.

So I wanted to share them with you as this weeks recipe and would love to know if you try it below in the comments!

Note: These would also be awesome if you substituted the salmon for some black beans or maybe chicpeas for a veggie option and I’m totally going to try that next time.


  • 1 large can salmon (415g)
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 red onion chopped super finely
  • 1/2 cup chopped green spring onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Coconut oil
  • Lupin breadcrumbs or you can totally use almond meal as well as your breadcrumbs.
  • Steamed veggies or a big salad to serve.


Start by peeling the sweet potato and then steaming it until it is nice and soft and easy to mash.
While that is cooking, get a large mixing bowl and add in the salmon, garlic, coconut flour, 1 egg, turmeric, onions and salt and pepper and mix.
Start preparing your salad or steamed veggies.
Once the sweet potato is cooked, mash it well and then add it to the large mixing bowl with the salmon mixture. Mix well until all ingredients are well combined.

Next take handfuls of the mixture, roll them into balls and then flatten to make a pattie shape. This recipe should make about 8 patties.
Next in a bowl add in the two eggs and whisk. Then in another bowl add your breadcrumbs.
Dip the patties in the eggs, then the breadcrumbs until well coated.
Add a generous amount of coconut oil or olive oil if you are like me and have the APOE4 gene to a large frypan and add in the patties.
Cook on each side for about 5 mins or until they get brown and then serve with your veggies or salad.

I hope you enjoy the recipe, I’m had the patties with the steamed veggies the first night and then with a big kale salad the second night and it felt like a different meal but I was able to cook once and eat twice!

Any questions or substitutions let me know below in the comments.

To your health,


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