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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baked Fish Sticks - Frugal & A Favorite

Everyone loves fish sticks but the offerings in the frozen food section contain more thick 'batter' than fish so I decided to use real foods and make a baked version that will be demanded in your house. Buy the white fish on sale and make this very economical.

Canola oil cooking spray
¾ cup whole-wheat Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 teaspoon Szechuan Style pepper blend
½ tsp dried dill
1.5 Teaspoon Asiago or Parmesan cheese--grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 large egg, beaten
1 pound Tilapia fillets, cut into 1/2-by-3-inch strips (or cod if on sale-but thicker pieces)


1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet and coat it with the cooking spray.

2. Prepare three bowls:
In one; mix the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, pepper blend, dill, cheese and salt together.
In the second: the flour and dash of salt.
In the third: The egg, well beaten

3. Dredge each strip of fish in the flour (shake off excess), dip it in the egg and then coat all sides with the breadcrumb mixture and place on the prepared rack.

4. Lightly spray the fish sticks with the cooking spray.

5. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes, until the fish is cooked and the breading is golden brown.

6. Dip in tartar sauce (to be posted later)


Unplanned Cooking said...

My kids love homemade fish sticks, and so do I. I also find they freeze well.

The Duo Dishes said...

Much better than frozen Gordons!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum! I love to make homemade baked fish sticks. I actually make them and then use them in fish tacos!

Joanna Sutter said...

I love this idea! I don't eat meat but I eat a lot of fish and tilapia happens to be one of my faves! Thanks, thanks, thanks!

Blasé said...

More fish...less batter!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Yum! I like the seasoning combo on these! Thanks Jennifer!

Jennifer said...

These sound wonderful! I was wanting fish sticks recently, but frozen options were full of artificial ingredients. Can't wait to try these. Thanks!

Tiffany said...

Oohh.. these look amazing! I love fish sticks and I bet these are so much better than store-bought! The only problem is that I can't make them right NOW, but I sure wish I could! lol.

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