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.