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Keto Sardine Cakes (Gluten Free & Paleo)

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Keto Sardine Cakes

These Keto Sardine Cakes are a fantastic way to get some extra protein and omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. They’re perfect for a quick snack or a light meal, and they’re so easy to make.

These sardine cakes are also Paleo and gluten free.

I have so many cans of sardines and I blame this on Liz from Cave Girl Eats. I love following Liz’s farm adventures and laughing at the goat pictures she posts.  

Liz also comments all the time about eating sardines. I wanted to try eating more sardines since she says it is a cheap way to eat head to toe (fin).  

If Liz approves something I’m all for it!

Keto sardine cakes on a plate with aioli.
Paleo Sardine Cakes

So far I have made sardine pate twice. The first time was an epic failure and the second time I learned my lesson and switched from a yogurt base to a butter base and it was delicious!  

I thought what other fish recipes could I switch sardines for? I used this old keto lobster cake recipe on my blog and simply switched the lobster for the sardines and the onions for green onions.  

Voila, it was like a whole new recipe! Plus I made the gluten free sardine cakes mini because mini things are so cute!

Tools for this Recipe

You only need a few tools to make these Paleo sardine cakes.

Keto sardine cakes on a plate with aioli.
Grain Free Sardine Cakes

Keto Sardine Cakes Ingredients

How to make Keto Sardine Cakes

Place all the ingredients in a food processor except for the almond flour. Pulse until all are combined.

Roll into small or medium-sized balls and flatten with the palm of your hands.

Dip the fish cakes in a small bowl of almond flour. Evenly coat both sides.

Cook the fish cakes in a skillet with
ghee/butter/etc on low-medium heat turning once.

The cakes are done when both sides are golden and crispy.

I served my mini sardine fish cakes with my favorite garlic aioli.

Keto sardine cakes on a plate with aioli.
Paleo Sardine Cakes

More Keto Recipes

If you love snacks, here are more Paleo desserts and Paleo snacks! Make sure to check out my huge collection of gluten free dinner recipes.

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Keto Sardine Cakes Recipe

Yield: 10 mini fish cakes

Keto Sardine Cakes

Grain Free Sardine Fish Cakes

These Keto Sardine Cakes are a fantastic way to get some extra protein and omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. They're perfect for a quick snack or a light meal, and they're so easy to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can of sardines (mine were packed in water and weighed 84 grams when drained)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tbsp of coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp of mustard
  • 2 tsp of dried parsley
  • ¼ cup of chopped green onion
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup almond flour

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor except for the almond flour. Pulse until all are combined.
  2. Roll into small or medium-sized balls and flatten with the palm of your hands. Dip the fish cakes in a small bowl of almond flour. Evenly coat both sides.
  3. Cook the fish cakes in a skillet with ghee/butter/etc on low-medium heat turning once.
  4. The cakes are done when both sides are golden and crispy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

Gluten Free Resources

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What gluten free snacks can I eat?
Lots! I have a ton of practical gluten free snack recipes in my cookbook.
How can I eat dessert on a gluten free diet?
You can 100% eat dessert while eating gluten free. Try my dessert cookbook for easy gluten free dessert recipes.
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3 Comments

  1. This is brilliant! I’ll be making them tomorrow.

    Sardines are such a great source of high quality fat while being super cheap and tasty.

  2. Woah, this recipe is looks and sounds great! I’ll definitely try this at home. A great source of protein and your finished output of the dish is not oily at all.

  3. Had these for dinner tonight. Did not coat with almond flour and added an 1/8 tsp of garlic powder. Turned out great! My boyfriend, who does not enjoy sardines, really liked them! Thanks for the recipe.

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