Here’s a recipe that kids of all ages will probably like. They’re not frozen fish sticks – they’re made from scratch! I laugh to myself when I think back to when our son was in elementary school. I often served fish sticks and oven fries to his friends if several kids were at our house at meal time. That seemed to be the one meal that all the kids liked. One of his friends went home one time and raved about the meal I fixed. His mom asked me about it, and I told her it was just Van de Kamp’s frozen fish sticks and Ore-Ida Steak Fries that I cooked in the oven. She laughed and said she was going to have to start fixing that, too, because it was her son’s favorite.
Here’s the simple recipe:
- 1 pound boneless, skinless cod fish
- 2 cups coarse Japanese- style bread crumbs, such as Panko
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 large eggs
- freshly ground pepper & salt
- Oil – I use EVOO
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a non-stick baking sheet with a light layer of oil.
Cut fish into one-inch strips. Combine the Panko, flour, and salt in a shallow bowl. Beat the eggs lightly in another bowl. Season the fish all over with salt and pepper, dip carefully in the eggs, then press into the Panko mixture and coat evenly. Shake off any excess mixture.
Place coated fish stix on the baking sheet with at least 1/4 inch space between them. Bake for 12-15 minutes, being careful not to overcook.
*Also try this recipe with chicken.