Fish Cakes

by Tikofoods
8 Fish Cakes
25 min

Another yummy air fryer recipe! These fish cakes can also be pan fried or baked in the oven, but air frying requires less oil and cooks fastest. I loved fish sticks growing up and they were really the only fish I would ever eat (back when I was a picky eater!) While these taste similar, but are a healthier homemade alternative. You could serve these as an appetizer or even as a main course. Use any white fish for this recipe such as tilapia (this is what I used), haddock, halibut, cod, etc. Serve with a delicious lemon shallot aoili (recipe below), tartar sauce, or ketchup. Don't forget the fresh lemon slices!

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Recipe details
  • 8  Fish Cakes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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For the Fish Cakes
  • 4 tilapia filets
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of panko crumbs
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill (or other herbs)
For the Aioli
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • s&p to taste
For the Fish Cakes
Season the tilapia filet with salt & pepper then drizzle with olive oil
Bake at 400 F on a lined baking sheet for approximately 10 minutes until cooked and flakey
Break apart the fish then combine with the egg, panko crumbs, chopped green onion, and fresh lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
Form into patties and lightly coat with panko crumbs
Air fry at 400 F for approximately 5 minutes per side
Slice the remaining lemon to serve on side
Garnish with fresh dill (optional)
For the Aioli
Zest and juice the lemon (use 1/2 juice
Combine with all ingredients
Adjust according to taste
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