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Pirate Planks

  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 Tbsp. corn meal
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cut fish (catfish or tilapia) into strips about 1-inch wide and 3 inches long. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.
  2. Crack the egg into a wide bowl and beat with a fork.
  3. On a shallow plate mix the corn meal and flour together.
  4. Dip the fish pieces in egg and then coat both side with the flour mixture.
  5. Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Place coated fish strips in the pan and cook them, about 3 minutes. Flip the fish over cooked another 2- 3 minutes. The fish should be nicely browned on both sides. Transfer fish to a paper towel.

Serve fish sticks warm with a seafood dipping sauce (below) or low-fat ranch dressing.

Simple Seafood dipping sauces:
  1. Tartar: Mayonnaise mixed with sweet pickle relish
  2. Cocktail Sauce: Ketchup mixed with horseradish and lemon juice
  3. Siracha Mayo: Mayonnaise mixed with siracha sauce
Makes about 12 fish sticks.

Excerpt from Early Eaters Resource Guide & Cookbook – Survival Tips and Simple Recipes for Toddlers and Preschoolers