Crunchy Baked Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce
These homemade fish sticks are made with strips of cod, covered with a well-seasoned coating, and oven-baked for a crunchy finger food perfect for dipping into a homemade tartar sauce.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons chopped pickles and onions or pickle relish
- 1 teaspoon pickle juice
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley or dill
- salt and pepper to taste
Prep the Ingredients
Cut the fish fillets into 1-inch strips.
Bowl 1: Add the flour, pepper and salt and mix to combine.
Bowl 2: Crack the eggs into the bowl and scramble just until combined.
Bowl 3: Combine the panko breadcrumbs, cornmeal, dried parsley, and paprika.
Preheat oven to 400˚F, and spray two large baking sheets with cooking spray or layer with parchment paper.
Bread the Fish Sticks
Drop each fish strip into the flour bowl and coat completely with flour.
Remove from the flour and drop into the egg mixture. Flip to coat entirely.
Press it into the Panko breadcrumb mixture and coat completely.
Carefully remove the breaded fish strip without shaking off the coating, and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
Repeat with the remaining fish placing each one on the baking sheet without touching each other.
Oven Bake the Fish Sticks
Air Fryer Fish Sticks
Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400˚F, and set the timer to 14 minutes.
Place the prepared fish sticks in one layer on the air-fryer basket leaving a little space in between each piece.
Place in the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 to 14 minutes, or until crispy and golden.
Check half way and give the basket a shake to flip so they cook evenly. Repeat with the remaining breaded fish sticks.
Make the Tartar Sauce
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chopped pickles, onions, pickle juice, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. Use within 3 days.
Serve the fish sticks warm with a squeeze of fresh lemon, your favorite dipping sauce, ketchup, or tartar sauce.
Serving: 4fingers | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 6.4g | Cholesterol: 280mg | Sodium: 313mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 0.8g