Baked Fish Sticks
“Have you got a fish pun? Or do you need more time to mullet over? Let minnow just for the halibut if you think of any fish puns.”
I was not a fish stick fan as a kid, but my kids love them. And this gluten free baked version brought me over to the other side and has become a staple in our house. I try to double or triple batch these because they freeze so well and are great to pull out for an easy meal. Real fish, real crispy and real good!
2 lbs cod fillets (cut into uniform pieces, mine tend to be 2” sticks)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup of gluten free flour blend
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup gluten free bread crumbs
Spray oil (I use avocado)
Cut the cod into uniform strips. Mix flour, paprika and garlic powder in one bowl. Place beaten eggs in a second bowl. Place bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a third. Dip each fish strip in the flour bowl (shake off excess), then egg bowl (allow excess to drip off), and then roll into the breadcrumb mixture. Place strips on lightly oiled (I use a spray oil), parchment covered, baking sheet so they're not touching. Bake at 400° ~20 minutes, flipping halfway through baking. Done when the fish easily flakes when poked with a fork and golden brown. Feel free to finish under the broiler to get to desired golden color.