Why does fish taste better when it’s cut into sticks? I’m sure it has something to do with that fact that fish sticks are one of those few foods where you are allowed to eat with your fingers. You don’t have to worry about that knowing look from mom telling you to pick up that fork. These baked fish sticks with Parmesan are very easy to prepare and taste better than the frozen variety, although I have nothing against the good old fashioned frozen fish sticks. I grew up on them after all.
Baked Fish Sticks with Parmesan
Prep Time: 10 Minutes, Bake Time: 10 to 12 Minutes at 450 Degrees
Nonstick Cooking Spray
1 pound tilapia or other white fish, patted dry
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons snipped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspo0n lemon pepper seasoning
tarter sauce, cocktail sauce or ketchup for dipping
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Cut fish into 1-inch strips. Sprinkle with salt, then toss with canola oil to coat. Combine panko, Parmesan, parsley, garlic powder, and lemon pepper seasoning in shallow bowl.
3.Roll fish strips in crumb mixture, then place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until the fish is brown and flakes easily with a fork. Serve with dipping sauces.
Makes 4 servings.
Eat with your hands and Enjoy!