Homemade Fish Sticks • Seafood Nutrition Partnership
photo showing how to slice the fish for Homemade fish sticks recipe by Annessa Chumbley RD
photo showing how to dredge the fish for Homemade fish sticks recipe by Annessa Chumbley RD
photo showing fish just out of the over for Homemade fish sticks recipe by Annessa Chumbley RD
photo showing dipping homemade fish sticks into tarter sauce


1 pound fresh or frozen cod (haddock, mahi mahi, catfish and others would also work well)
1 cup almond flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 eggs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Recipe Courtesy Annessa Chumbley, RDN


1.Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Gently cut the fish crosswise, so the sticks are about 3 inches long each. For 1 pound of fish, I typically get 13-15 homemade fish sticks. (If your fish is frozen, let it thaw and then use paper towels to pat it dry).
2.Set up a “fish stick station” by putting a piece of parchment on a baking sheet, and then place a small bowl in the center. Crack the eggs into the bowl and beat for 1 minute. On the left side of the bowl, gently mix together almond flour, garlic powder, paprika and salt. On the right side of the bowl, pour the Parmesan cheese. Now you are ready to start dredging those fish sticks!
3.Take each piece of fish, and coat it in the almond flour mixture all around, then go for a dip in the eggs, and finally coat the entire stick in the Parmesan cheese. Repeat for the rest of the fish, placing them all on another baking sheet lined with parchment paper to go into the oven. Make sure none of the fish sticks are touching!
4. Bake for about 10 minutes, then put your oven on low broil, and cook the sticks for another 2-4 minutes to get crispy (but watch them so they don’t burn!).
5.Serve with tartar sauce. Enjoy!

Fish sticks are a childhood classic! Once you see how easy it is to make your own homemade fish sticks, you’ll be doing this more often.

This recipe works well with any thicker or more firm-textured white fish, such as cod, haddock, mahi mahi, or even catfish.

COOKING VARIATION: Want these super crunchy in a snap? Cook them in an air fryer! Follow all the other directions but set air fryer to 400 and cook for 6-7 minutes.

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