fish sticks

Fish sticks can be a kid staple, but most of the “boxed frozen” brands have lots of breading, very little fish and a long unappetizing list of ingredients. This healthy recipe for fish sticks is faster to make than cooking the other kind in the oven. Plus they are so tasty; the whole family will enjoy them.

For a change of pace, make little fish sandwiches by buying small dinner rolls and cutting the fish pieces in squares instead of strips. The cute sandwiches are fun and easy to manage for little hands too!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Meal
  • 1 Egg
  • 3-4 Tilapia fillets
  • 2-3 Tbsp peanut oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Crack egg into a wide bowl and beat with a fork. On a shallow plate mix the corn meal and flour together. Cut the tilapia into long strips; season the strips with salt and pepper. Dip the fish pieces in egg and then coat both side with the flour mixture.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place fish in skillet and sauté until they are nicely browned on both sides and cooked all the way through (about 2- 3 minutes per side). When done transfer tilapia to a paper towel.
  3. Serve fish sticks warm with tartar sauce, ketchup, lemon butter or low fat Ranch dressing for dipping. Makes 9-12 fish sticks.

Serves: 5-8