Kid Friendly: Almond Crusted Fish Sticks


This is one meal that my kids actually eat!  If you loved fish sticks as a child, then you will love these.  They are a gazillion times more delicious than that frozen crap I grew up on, and are also gluten-free!  If you don’t like garlic than you can just leave it out.  You can also add some dried parsley if you’re feeling fancy 😉  I just didn’t have any to use tonight!

I don’t recommend tilapia because they are bottom feeders.  You’re better off with halibut or cod.


Almond Crusted Fish Sticks

  • 1 lb cod or halibut
  • 1.5 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil for frying

Cut fish up into 1 inch x 3 inch pieces, or as close as possible to the same thickness. Place almond flour, salt, and garlic powder in a bowl, and the 2 beaten eggs in a separate bowl.

You will want to fry the fish in 2 separate batches to avoid crowding the pan.  Heat a large pan with 1/4 cup of butter or coconut oil.  Dip each piece of fish in egg, then the almond flour mixture, and place in the pan.  Fry until browned on both sides – 3-4 minutes per side.  I always cut into a piece to be sure they’re done.

While the first batch is cooking, you can prepare the second batch and place them on a plate, ready to take the plunge into the next 1/4 cup of butter/oil.

These are delicious plain, served with ketchup or with home made tartar sauce, recipe below:

Homemade Tartar Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp or more tartar sauce (to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix and enjoy!  Hey, I never said it was a healthy home made tartar sauce.