Sometimes there are days that call for some comfort food. Somedays I want mac and cheese, or homemade soup but other days something we haven’t had in a long time is needed!
I asked my husband last week to make fish sticks to share with you all because he is super talented in the kitchen and can make just about anything so I knew he would nail this recipe! And of course, he did!
These delicious fish sticks are full of flavour, and even the kids loved them, which says a lot as they aren’t big into fish!
I have really been trying to cut back on frying food, and things like fish sticks don’t tend to get as crispy in the oven as they do being fried so I was thrilled when Breville sent us the Smart Oven Air (separate review to come) because not only does it use less energy than a regular oven, have an air fry setting (among many) it’s also smaller taking up less room and works like a charm. Nuggets get tender on the inside and crispy on the outside; fries get that delicious crunch we all look for and these fish sticks? PERFECTION. Of course, if you don’t have the Smart Oven Air that’s ok you can use a regular air fryer.
- Fresh or frozen small cod fillets halved by length
- Juice from 2 lemons
- Finely chopped fresh dill
- 1 egg
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat air dryer to 390.
- Wash and paper towel dry your fillet before halving
- In small flat bowl scramble egg
- In another small bowl, add panko
- Juice your two lemons in a separate vessel and add finely chopped dill
- Halve your cod filets and add to lemon and dill.
- Salt and pepper. About a teaspoon each
- Shake off excess juice from stick and coat evenly in egg
- Drop stick into panko and press firmly for all sides to ensure an even coat.
- Place on a plate on side til all sticks coated
- Gently place sticks in fryer basket and cook for 15 – 18 mins flipping after 11 mins.
They are delicious dipped in homemade tartar sauce, or like my kids; dipped in ketchup! They are crispy and so full of flavour!
Have you ever made your own homemade Fish Sticks before? Would you give it a try? It’s so simple!