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Homemade Fish Sticks & Tartar Sauce

  • SERVES: 4
  • PREP: 15 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes

Trust me, you’ll want to stick with these.

Toons and Miles love these fish sticks, so I had to share the recipe! They’re so golden and crispy, you’d think they were fried, but NOPE – panko bread crumbs and a high-temperature bake give them the crunch we love so much. Pro tip: adding the paprika throughout the dip gives them that signature golden color you usually need to fry to achieve! Try to use the freshest fish you can, and if you’re buying it from a fish store, ask them to take the skin off.

For the Tartar Sauce:

  • 1

    cup mayonnaise

  • 2

    tablespoons finely chopped dill pickles

  • ¼

    cup finely chopped sweet pickles

  • 5

    tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced or grated

  • +

    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Fish Sticks:

  • 1

    cup all purpose flour

  • ¾

    teaspoon sweet paprika, plus more for seasoning

  • ½

    teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for seasoning

  • 1

    cup panko bread crumbs

  • cup finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

  • 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for baking sheet

  • 2

    eggs, beaten

  • 1

    pound thick whitefish fillets (like cod), cut into 1-inch by 3-inch strips

  • 1

    pinch finely ground black pepper

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