Fancy Fish Sticks

Fish Sticks Recipe

Fish sticks as you’ve never had them! These are easy to make and taste fantastic. Serve them with homemade ketchup and fries.–Bryn Williams

LC Fish Sticks Are For Kids? Note

Wait just a second before you come down on us for feeding kids fish sticks. We’re proponents of feeding kids real foods, not just dummied-down versions of real foods. But when you think about it, how much more real does it get than fish, bread crumbs, and lemon? (Okay, and maybe a little ketchup—homemade or Heinz, it’s up to you.)

Fish Sticks Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • Serves 4


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 fillets lemon sole or other firm yet delicately flavored white fish such as flounder or cod, skinless and halved lengthwise or cut into strips
  • 2 cups panko or dried bread crumbs
  • Mild vegetable oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Ketchup or tartar sauce (optional), for serving


  • 1. Season the flour with salt and pepper. Then season the beaten eggs with salt and pepper. Working with 1 piece of fish at a time, gently coat the fish with the flour, shaking off any excess, then dip it into the beaten egg, coating it well. Finish the fish stick by rolling the sole in the bread crumbs. Repeat.
  • 2. Heat about 1/4 inch oil in a large, deep-sided skillet until hot but not smoking. Fry the fish strips in batches, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Transfer the fish sticks to paper towels to drain.
  • 3. Season the fish sticks with salt and serve with the lemon wedges and, if desired, ketchup or tartar sauce.
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