Tilapia Fish Patties

  • Yield : 8 patties
  • Servings : 4 - 8
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 12m
  • Ready In : 45m

Now, I turned these into burgers, and they were delicious. I topped them with a mango salsa, a little seasoned mayonnaise, and lettuce, but they could easily be an appetizer, an entree with a salad, get creative! To me with the ingredients they took on a sweet flavor reminiscent of a crab cake. Also I used Panko bread crumbs, but you could easily use whole wheat, or gluten free bread crumbs to suit your needs. The prep time and ready in time includes cooking the tilapia fillets prior to making the patties, but if you have already cooked fillets that time is reduced greatly.


  • 3 cups cooked Tilapia (about 4 - 5 average size filets)
  • 3/4 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Sea Salt & pepper to taste


Step 1

If you don't have cooked Tilapia, cook fillets in oven, 350 degrees, sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice, cook for about 10 - 15 minute or until just cook and they flake easily with a fork. Before letting cool, flake the fillets and then set aside to cool.

Step 2

Once cool place all ingredients except the bread crumbs in a bowl. Mix well to ensure everything is well incorporated.

Step 3

Begin adding breadcrumbs 1/2 cup at a time until the moisture has been absorbed and when the mixture is made into a ball it holds it shape.

Step 4

Portion out 1/2 cup of the mixture (I use a 1/2 cup measuring cup) and using your hand flatten slightly into a patty.

Step 5

Place on a baking sheet that has been oiled with a little olive oil or baking spray.

Step 6

Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes or until the edges have browned and when the center is pressed it doesn't indent.

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  1. posted by CDS on August 20, 2016

    I used 100% oat bran instead of Panko Bread crumbs, and carrot instead of red pepper.
    Easy to prepare and delicious.
    Thank you


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