Keto Salmon Nuggets are low carb, gluten free and picky kid approved!
Crispy Fish Nuggets
Did you grow up eating frozen fish sticks as a kid? I did and loved them dunked in tartar sauce. But as I got older I started enjoying real fish varieties without all the added breading garbage, but I missed that crispy fish nugget I grew up loving. If you too crave a crispy fish, you can enjoy them again without all the carb breading. This keto fish nugget version will please everyone in the family, even the picky kids.
Baked Salmon Nuggets
Did you know you can still get a crispy coating without actually frying? It's the process that yields the best results and the high heat in the oven. With tasty spices in the crumb mixture and coating with either coconut milk or heavy cream, these salmon nuggets are exceptional!
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Oven Fried Fish Nuggets
Oven frying or baking is the method used in this recipe as it makes for less dazzle as opposed to frying and having to babysit the pieces in the skillet on the stove. Lucky for you though, you can oven fry or actually fry these salmon nuggets if you prefer. Both methods are listed in the directions.
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Keto Salmon Nuggets
Keto Salmon Nuggets
- 1.25 pound salmon filets (or 500 grams)
- 1 egg beaten
- ¼ cup coconut cream or heavy cream
- ½ cup almond meal
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese or ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400F/ 200C / 180C fan.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl (almond flour, parmesan or nutritional yeast, onion and garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper.) Place in a shallow rimmed bowl or large plate.
- Add coconut milk or heavy cream and eggs to a clean bowl and whisk using a fork or balloon whisk to combine.
- Slice the salmon into 1 inch nuggets, make about 20 pieces. Coat each piece in the crumb then egg mix then back into the crumb again.
- Gently place the breaded salmon nuggets on a baking tray. Spray with oil or line with greaseproof paper and bake for 6 - 8 mins then turn and bake further 5 - 8 mins until golden.
- Option to fry; add about an inch high of oil to a high sided skillet, heat until hot and fry for about 2 minutes on each side until cooked through and golden. Don’t over flip though or they will lose the crumb.
- If frying place on kitchen paper to drain excess oil. If baking, enjoy straight from the tray with your favourite keto dip!
Jo is the creative food photographer and stylist behind the healthy eating blog, Modern Food Stories. Jo's a testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome chronic illness through the healing power of food. She believes the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so all her recipes are grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Many are also dairy-free.
How many nuggets make 1 serving?
Right under the title of the recipe. 5 pieces.
Will this work in an Air Fryer, also? Should they be turned over. How long should they be cooked at 400 degrees in a pre-heated fryer?
I'm sorry I've not tested the recipe using an air fryer.
Hi, thank you for this recipe. But can you substitute canned salmon some how? Thanks!!
Sure you could use fresh salmon and just cook then use the same amount as in recipe after its been cooked.