I have been wanting to make homemade fish sticks for my toddler and wish that
I got around to it sooner. She loved them! She loves fish and I usually bake it with just lemon. I wanted to make her some kind of healthy, fish stick version, that she could pick up with her fingers. She had one...and kept asking for more!
I actually had it in my mind to use Cod. I knew Cod was a white, flaky fish that did not have a fishy taste. But, when I got to Publix, they were all out of Cod, but had fresh Tilapia and it was on sale for $5.99lb. I bought 1/2lb and it made 25 fishsticks. Now that is a deal for $2.78! Just double the recipe for more.
Tilapia actually I think worked out better then the Cod would have. It is a firmer fish, so it stayed together well, and has a nice sweet taste.
This is a simple recipe that you could actually use for chicken tenders or nuggets also. It would even make a great breading for a fillet of fish for adults. If you are one that is scared to cook fish at home...this is a good recipe to start with.
If you have never used Panko bread crumbs, they are light, inexpensive, and delicious. You can find them in the oriental section at your grocery store, usually in a black bag. After using these, you will never go back to regular bread crumbs again.
I would love to hear from you any comments are appreciated. Enjoy!
Total Servings: 25 Sticks Total Cost: $3.25 Ingredients:
Morgan Stone Langley is a hard working mother of two who thinks it is important to make sure her family eats healthy and delicious meals despite her hectic work schedule. She was raised to make due with little and she has carried those lessons into her adult life. Friends often ask her to share recipes, tips on organizing, budgeting, finding deals at the grocery store, and many other things, so she decided to start this blog. She looks forward to interacting with you in the My Daily Dish comments.