Whip up a batch of crispy and flavorful tilapia fish cakes with this easy (and yummy) recipe.
Let me start out by saying I am not much of a fish person. I didn’t grow up eating it and was pretty anti-fish as a child & young adult.
My husband, however, is a huge fish fan. It’s also really healthy, so I incorporate it into my meal plan every 1-2 weeks. This recipe has helped convert me into a fish eater.
I love this tilapia fish cake recipe because it doesn’t really taste like fish. They are just crispy and delicious. Even my kids would agree. They happily eat fish cakes whenever I make them, which is a great motivator to make them more often.
Making Tilapia Fish Cakes With No Potato
You can easily make this recipe without potato. Just omit it. Everything else stays the same, but your yield will be slightly less.
Using leftover fish for fish cakes
Most fish cake recipes advise you to make this when you have leftover fish from another meal. We don’t usually have leftover fish, but if you do, this recipe is perfect. Also, try this recipe for zucchini fritters if you have leftover zucchini.
Otherwise, just salt and pepper your fish and bake it in the oven prior to preparing this recipe. You can do this step the day before and store the cooked fish in the refrigerator.
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What kind of fish can I use?
This recipe calls for tilapia, but cod, mahi-mahi, even salmon will work. Use what you have on hand and you are sure to enjoy this fish cakes recipe.
How to Freeze Tilapia Fish Cakes
Fish cakes freeze quite well. You will want to let the cooked tilapia fish cakes cool to room temperature. Flash freeze them and store in a zip-top freezer bag. Be sure to get as much air out as possible (sucking the air out with a straw helps).
When you are ready to eat the frozen fish cakes, just reheat them in the oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Serve this with Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots
Amount Per Serving Calories 523
I love whipping up a batch of tilapia fish cakes because I know my kids will love them and they include that healthy fish our bodies need.