Yes, I know this recipe is a day late, but I’ve been busy, ok? Really, not all that busy, but as you read this, I am off to serve my country down at my base. So, as of right now, at this moment, I am busy. Hold me! Anywhoo, here is my all time favorite homemade fish stick recipe. The best part is that is so easy! One of my favorite tricks is to use crumbs from potato and tortilla chips and cheese crackers. After the big super bowl deals and parties last weekend, I’m sure some of you have some crumbs to spare. Look at that picture up there. See how the fish sticks are kind of orange in color? Yeah, that’s cheese crackers. A-yum! Ok, here’s the recipe:
1 lb whitefish, thawed(we use whiting or tilapia…use what ya got!)
2 large eggs
3 cups crumbs(bread, chips, crackers or even rice krispies)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of paprika
pinch of garlic powder
pinch of old bay or seafood seasoning(optional)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray(or coat with oil)
Grab 2 plates.
On one plate, place flour, salt, paprika and garlic powder. Blend together.
On second plate, beat together eggs and seafood seasoning.
Put your crumbs on a big piece of wax paper(or you can use another plate).
Slice fish in 1-inch wide strips. Put each strip in the flour mixture first and completely cover.
Place in egg mixture next and make sure all of the flour is covered.
Then, place in crumbs and completely coat.
Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, flipping them over 6 minutes into cooking.
This is soooooo goood! I got the original recipe from the now defunct Quick and Simple Magazine and I had to change it a bit to make it my own. You can easily double the recipe, and freeze half of them for another dinner, once they are completely cooled.