Aw Fish Sticks!

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In the words of Sponge Bob Square Pants…Aw Fish Sticks!


When I was a kid, my mom used to pop store-bought frozen fish sticks into our toaster oven, and I was a happy girl.


I’m a bit older now, and my taste buds have grown up also. Fish is really very healthy for you, unless it’s breaded and fried.


I decided to try to make my own healthified version of this childhood favorite using some tilapia filets I had in my refrigerator.  I sliced the filets into approximate 2″ strips.

I cracked open 3 eggs and discarded the yolks, and put the whites into a bowl.

I took about a cup of panko bread crumbs, and mixed in 1/2 t crushed bay leaves,  1t black pepper, a dash of salt, 1/2 t ground mustard, 1/2 t garlic.

Pat the fish with a paper towel.

Next, dredge the strips into the egg whites, then into the breadcrumb mixture.

I set mine up on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.  Then sprayed them just a bit with olive oil so they will crisp up evenly. No soggy sticks here!

Bake on 450 F for 15 minutes.

If you’re classy & chic, squeeze a lemon on them and enjoy.  If you’re a weirdo like me, dunk these puppies in barbecue sauce!




11 responses to “Aw Fish Sticks!

  1. Ooohhh I love fish! How come there’s no pics of the finished fish?? Did you eat too fast? 😉

  2. Mmmmmmm. I’m totally making these.

  3. what a grand idea :] spongebob is too cute! i’ll have to try this sometime. lemon sounds great squeezed over it and maybe a little malt vinegar also.

  4. Min, you and Mish did love your fish sticks! I remember Michelle eating them for breakfast sometimes!

  5. Mmm. I’m with Ausaryn on mayo, but probably with hot sauce moreso than ketchup.

    Loving your blog, Mindy!

  6. Awesome idea lady! I used to love fish sticks.. microwaved… *eeks* which would smell up the whole house…lol. For the record, mayo and ketchup mixed together to dunk fish sticks is the jam!

  7. Fancy! I should eat more real fish (vs. fish sticks)…but fish sticks are so much easier…and tastier!

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