Recipe By Raquel Teixeira
Published Jan 14th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 25m
Servings 8 fish cakes Calories 369.1

Wholesome fish dishes do not have to be boring. I love crab cakes…I have made tuna cakes…so why not tilapia cakes? Add some feta and hot sauce and really make it an interesting fish dish. Serve with a dill sauce or simple sour cream.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Add tilapia fillets, salt, and pepper and cook until easily flaked with a fork, about 2 minutes on each side. Turn off the heat and shred the fish with 2 forks. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. 2 Toss the fish with bread crumbs, green onions, egg, lemon juice, feta cheese, garlic powder, dill, and hot sauce.
  3. 3 Form patties with your hand and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. 4 Set a skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining oil. Cook patties in the hot oil until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 369.1
  • Carbohydrate 15.8 g
  • Cholesterol 142.3 mg
  • Fat 20.4 g
  • Fiber 1.7 g
  • Protein 30.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Sodium 496.6 mg
  • Sugar 3 g


  1. This was really good. I used Basa fillets instead. Otherwise followed the recipe. One fillet was enough for two of us. Served with a lettuce salad for a light supper.
  2. Just made this for the first time and it was simple and delicious! I used an extra egg which worked well and didn’t use dill because I didn’t have any but the flavor was still great!

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