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Whole30 Salmon Croquettes

Growing up, one of my mom’s go-to weeknight dinners was Salmon Croquettes. It’s one of those pantry meals that end up being fabulous and that the whole family loves. She would take a few cans of salmon, add some other classic ingredients, and what made them OH-SO delicious… the crumbled ritz crackers instead of breadcrumbs. YUM. While I’d love to keep the crackers, I decided to create my own rendition with these Whole30 Salmon Croquettes. 

Here is a delicious Whole30 compliant rendition of Salmon Croquette’s that will make everyone gather around for seconds. They couldn’t be easier to make and one of those things that I know I will be making for my family for forever! 

Whole30 Salmon Croquettes

I love serving these cleaned-up southern staple Whole30 Salmon Croquettes with my fantastic Whole30 Tartar Sauce. It really takes them to the next level! But if you are in a hurry, serving them with Primal Kitchens No-Sugar Ketchup is a great option, too. 

whole30 salmon croquettes
5 from 8 votes

Salmon Croquettes


  • 2 [6-ounce] cans salmon, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white or yellow onion, very finely diced
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tsp grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp Louisiana-style hot sauce (I use Crystal's)
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp tapioca starch
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil, for frying


  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients (except for the avocado oil). Using a fork, mix until well combined.
  • Using your hands, scoop about 2 tbsp of the mixture at a time and form it into a croquette (an oval shape, almost like an egg). Set aside on a clean plate until all are formed.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat the avocado oil until hot but not yet smoking. When hot, gently lay the croquettes in a single layer and fry until a deep golden crust forms on all sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer cooked croquettes to a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil. Serve alone or with desired dipping sauce. I serve mine with Whole30 Tartar Sauce.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a food lover sharing healthy, simple, delicious, recipes from my kitchen to yours. Here you’ll find lots of Whole30, lots of healthy, and a little indulgence here and there because…it’s all about balance y’all!

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      1. Thank you! Was grocery shopping earlier and figured I was safe with the avocado oil I have at home. Can’t wait to make 🙂

  1. These look amazing but I’m sadly not a salmon fan…I’ve tried! Could you substitute shredded chicken??

  2. What could you use in place of tapioca starch? I have all the other ingredients and would like to try these.

    1. For this recipe, you could use all purpose flour or even cornstarch. Just anything to bind the croquettes together so they hold their form.

  3. 5 stars
    These look delicious and I can’t wait to add these into the Fridays of Lent meal rotation at my home! Can you substitute a cooked salmon filet instead of the canned salmon?

  4. 5 stars
    These salmon croquettes are amazing! They are a staple in my rotation. I love how easy and flavorful they are- thanks Alex!!