Wednesday, January 22, 2014

baked fish sticks with tartar sauce

My neighbor brought us some fresh halibut, so I made these.  I think they are great.  Pretty simple, and I bet you could find halibut at costco and it'd be even easier, no skin to remove.  All my kids liked it, Morgan and Ginger loved it.  Halibut is soooo mild.
1 lb white fish such as cod, halibut, or tilapia
1 Tbs canola oil (I didn't use this, I just cooked it on parchment)
1-2 eggs
6 Tbs flour
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 C panko bread crumbs
1/2 C unseasoned breadcrumbs
Tartar Sauce
1/2 C mayonaise (to lighten this up, I used 1 tbs of mayo and the rest greek yogurt and we liked it, I think it worked out to be about 20 cal/tbs).
2 Tbs sour cream
1/4 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 Tbs finely minced onion
1 T minced dill pickle
1 pinch seasoned salt
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Tartar Sauce: Mix all tartar sauce ingredients and stir well to combine. Chill for at least one hour before serving. (The longer the better, make ahead if you can!)
Fish Sticks: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Brush canola oil on a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
Crack egg(s) into a shallow dish and beat lightly (start with one egg and crack another if you run out). In a separate shallow dish combine flour, seasoned salt, pepper, and paprika. In one more shallow dish combine panko and bread crumbs.
Cut fish into sticks about 3-4 inches long and 1/2-1 inch tall.
Working with a few pieces of fish at at time, dredge first in flour and then shake off excess. Then dip each piece in the beaten egg, and finally the bread crumb mixture. Make sure all sides are well coated with bread crumbs and then place fish on the baking sheet.
When all pieces are on baking sheet, place in oven and cook for about 10 minutes. Cool for a few minutes and then serve with tartar sauce for dipping.

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