Street Food: Crispy Fish Sticks

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Makes 2-4 servings


  • For Crispy Baked Fish Sticks (makes 8 fish sticks):
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless cod or halibut fillets, cut into strips
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups panko crumbs, lightly toasted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

For Tartar Sauce (makes 1/2 cup):

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


For Crispy Baked Fish Sticks:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Position rack in upper third of oven. Spread oil on a large lined baking sheet.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine toasted panko crumbs, salt and cayenne. In a separate dish, add flour. In a third separate dish, beat eggs. Coat fish in flour, dip in beaten eggs, then coat with panko crumbs. Arrange fish on the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through, until cooked through. The fish should be opaque, tender and flaky,

For Tartar Sauce:

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with fish sticks and lemon wedges.


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