Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce


Hi friends.  Today I've got another one of my favorite family recipes.  Homemade fish sticks, rather than store bought frozen fish sticks, are definitely the way to go.   They taste about a million times better and are way more nutritious if you use fresh fish.  Also, I'm not sure if you have ever made your own tartar sauce instead of using the jarred kind, but homemade is definitely the way to go in the tartar sauce department.  It is so tangy and fresh with fresh lemon juice and fresh onions and it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare.   Plus, while your making it, you can pop 2-10 gherkin pickles in your mouth making the cooking process a whole lot more fun.  This meal is so quick and easy to make, that I end up making it about once a week.  It seriously only takes about 25 minutes from start to finish.  I like to serve the fish sticks with baked sweet potatoes, sauteed spinach or a smoothie.  My toddler really loves this meal and so does her father and I.   I guarantee your family will love it too!

Yield: Serves 4

Fish Sticks: 


  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 lb white fish like cod or pollock
  • spray oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.   Spray a baking pan with oil and set aside.  Cut the fish into 1 inch by 3 inch pieces.  Be careful to remove bones.  Prepare the batter by putting the eggs in one bowl and whisking.  Then put the flour in a separate bowl.  Then place the breadcrumbs, paprika, salt and pepper into a ziplock bag. Using only 5-6 pieces of fish at a time, cover the fish in flour, then cover with the egg, then put into the ziplock bag containing the breadcrumbs.  Shake the fish so it is completely covered with breadcrumbs and place onto the baking sheet.  Repeat until all of the fish is battered.  Spray the fish with oil and bake for 15 minutes.  

Tartar Sauce


  • 3/4 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped gherkin pickles
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Combine ingredients and serve with fish sticks.