1 lb fish, steamed or poached in a flavorful liquid then flaked
1/4 cup mayo
handful of plain breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 avocado, flesh mashed
the zest and juice of one lime
handful of minced cilantro
pinch of salt and pepper
-mix all ingredients together in bowl. Form into cakes (4-8, depending on the size you want). -Dredge each cake in some lightly seasoned flour, then in 2 beaten eggs, then in lightly seasoned bread crumbs. (This will be very messy, so be patient).
-Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to set.
-Pan-fry in a mixture of olive oil and butter (I never use more than a TB of butter for pan-frying anything) until golden brown and crispy on both sides..about 2 min on each.
(*note-This recipe will work with any other flaky, white fish or even shrimp or crabmeat. But tilapia is good, cheap and it goes on sale often.)