Friday, September 2, 2011

Home Made Fish Sticks

Ok, I know it's been forever since I've written. A couple of you have told me you missed my blogs. I don't write every day or even every week simply because I want this blog to really mean something, I don't want to write just to entertain. I want you to learn something when I write, whether it's a recipe, a cleaning tip or what God has spoken to me during quiet time. I hope you understand when I don't add anything for several weeks.

Now, with that being said here is something I leaned today.

I absolutely LOVE the cardboard that comes in bags or boxes labeled "Fish sticks". They are convenient and tasty (if you slather them in tartar sauce), however, not healthy at all. On the other hand, fish is very good for you, but I can only eat so much of the real stuff. I don't like it baked or broiled (ick), but I do like it deep fried in oil, hey I'm Southern. Deep fried in oil tho, is not much better for you than the cardboard, so I did some exploring and found the following recipe on submitted by Jennifer Rowland in NY.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning (I didn't have any of this tonight)
  • 3/4 pound cod fillets, cut into 1-inch strips (I used Tilapia)
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray


  • Place flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Dip fish in the flour, then egg, then roll in the crumb mixture.
  • Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Spritz fish sticks with butter-flavored spray. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.  Yield: 2 servings.        (Thank you Jennifer for sharing)
I made a simple tartar sauce from mayo and dill relish.

IT WAS AMAZING!!!! A recipe I am going to keep in my back pocket for a long time. I only took one bite before I decided to tell you about it. I couldn't stop eating, it was so good.

I am hoping to have a few pieces left over after Christian eats to experiment with freezing it. I pray that works so we can have  real fish sticks as a convenience food.

Here they are. Sorry I don't have any fresh lemon
or parsley to garnish, but hey this is a place to be
real. They are on a dessert plate so that gives you an
idea about how big they are.
Good luck everyone. I will update when I try some sticks that have been frozen. I would very much like to hear your stories and if you have any ideas to make it better.

"Then Jesus took the seven loaves and the fish, thanked God for them and broke them into pieces and distributed the food to the crowd." Matt 15:36                                                                            

Happy eating! 

*****UPDATE***** I tried the frozen fish sticks tonight. They were pretty good, a little dry but that may have been because I cooked them a little long. Also, I didn't feel like mixing mayo and relish for tartar sauce so I used just a little Ken's Sweet Vidalia Onion dressing. It may not be for everyone but I liked it.