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Tilapia Fish Cakes

Fish cakes with tartar sauce - for someone who isn't crazy about fish.



  1. Process tilapia (or any mild white fish) and onion and half the bread crumbs in food processor for just a couple of seconds until well mixed.
  2. Add dash or two of dill, salt and pepper to taste. Form into 4 patties.
  3. Lightly coat patties with rest of bread crumbs.
  4. Heat olive oil in frying pan and fry on both sides until outside is crispy and inside is cooked (about 3-4 minutes on each side).
  5. Stir mustard into mayonnaise, add squirt of lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add a dollop on top of each fish cake.
  7. Serve with steamed vegetables.
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I made these for my husband a few months ago... Couldn't find the printed sheet I had this on, so I came back looking for it. I'm wondering if I could add frozen salmon filets to this instead of talapia. I'm deathly allergic to any and all seafood (not just shellfish) so I have no clue what the difference is between salmon and talapia. Hopefully he'll like them because he LOVED this recipe with the talapia. He shared them with his co-workers and they wanted me to make more! ^_^
07 Feb 14 by member: lbelsches
They came out great, and tasted great. Will be making them often. Used seasoned Italian bread crumbs, and used 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning in place of dill. Thanks to Shutterbug!
16 Jan 12 by member: dman3887
I thought these were absolutely phenomenal; Susan, uncool to rate recipe so low when it appears as though you didn't even make them. If you're watching your fat intake, just don't make (or use) the tartar sauce. I, too, used homemade italian breadcrumbs and added a little diced bell pepper to fish. Oh - and I used tilapia I had actually cooked the night before (foil baked with lemon, salt & pepper). Thanks so much for recipe!
08 Jan 12 by member: Litegal1
Super yummy! Loved it
13 Jul 11 by member: SassyLassy6979
I need to know the fat grams per serving as I am counting them.
28 Apr 11 by member: SusanKM
I made this tonight but used Italian bread crumbs. It was really good! AND I hate fish! My kids even ate it. I will make it again. It wasn't too hard. :)
28 Apr 10 by member: MOMofTeens


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Nutrition summary:

There are 330 calories in 1 serving of Tilapia Fish Cakes.
Calorie break-down: 49% fat, 22% carbs, 29% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 162
Calories 330
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 18g 28%
  Saturated Fat 3.128g 16%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 4.818g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 6.938g  
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 616mg 26%
Potassium 78mg  
Total Carbohydrate 18.05g 6%
  Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
  Sugars 4.48g  
Protein 23.36g  
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 26% Iron 15%
of RDI*
(330 calories)
16% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (22%)
Fat (49%)
Protein (29%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories