Kid Friendly Fish Sticks

Fish sticks your kids will LOVE. Fresh and homemade.

We all have them, especially with young children and a family to feed each night. Those quick “go to” dinners that we lean on when the schedule gets tight. Some are great for us, like roasted chicken that time baked while we were at Dance class. Others are just great when we simple don’t have time to cook. You know, those high calorie frozen “foods” we keep in our freezer just in case of emergency? Well, if your dinner routine is turning into a daily emergency, I think you will love this simple, quick, nutritious and kid approved dinner main dish.

Ingredients:
Frozen Tilapia Fillets (or whatever white fish you prefer)
Panko or Bread Crumbs
Salt to taste
Canola Oil

Instructions:
While still frozen, cut the fish into finger size “sticks”
Coat with either panko or bread crumbs.
Sprinkle with salt to taste.

Add about 1/4″ of oil to your pan and heat.
Place fish sticks in hot oil and watch closely.
Flip the sticks with tongs until each side is lightly browned.
Remove from pan and allow to cool on a paper towel lined plate
Serve with steamed veggies and enjoy.

Yes, these are fried. Baking them will also work, but will add to your time and cut down on the taste. So when you are in a pinch, get out that frying pan. It’s still much better than the alternative fish sticks that come in a box in the frozen food isle with who knows what in them. For me this simple dish has meant that my girls finally agreed that fish is good, and that makes all the difference.

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Kid-Friendly Fish Sticks

Ingredients:

Ingredients:
Frozen Tilapia Fillets (or whatever white fish you prefer)
Panko or Bread Crumbs
Salt to taste
Canola Oil

Directions:

While still frozen, cut the fish into finger size "sticks"
Coat with either panko or bread crumbs.
Sprinkle with salt to taste.

Add about 1/4" of oil to your pan and heat.
Place fish sticks in hot oil and watch closely.
Flip the sticks with tongs until each side is lightly browned.
Remove from pan and allow to cool on a paper towel lined plate
Serve with steamed veggies and enjoy.

Yes, these are fried. Baking them will also work, but will add to your time and cut down on the taste. So when you are in a pinch, get out that frying pan. It's still much better than the alternative fish sticks that come in a box in the frozen food isle with who knows what in them. For me this simple dish has meant that my girls finally agreed that fish is good, and that makes all the difference.

Elizabeth Montgomery James

After living in California for several years, Beth and her husband, Rod, relocated to Florida, to live, work, and play. They have two adorable daughters, and Beth is very involved with her children’s schools as a parent volunteer, Daisy troupe, and other community organizations such as the Junior League. Beth enjoys crafts, yoga and fitness, as well as a nice glass of Chardonnay. Beth is a graphic designer who has worked on national and international ad campaigns for top consumer brands, and now brings her talents to a variety of projects in and around Central Florida. In addition for bringing classic elegance to everything she touches, Beth has a natural talent for making everything pretty, from kids’ birthday parties to her garden.

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