Healthier Fish Sticks

Hi everyone, Jess here.  I thought I’d share one of my kiddo’s favorite recipes.  It’s not my personal go-to recipe, especially working with such wonderful seafood like that which Jordan Brothers provides, but the boys will eat these fish sticks up as if they were the store bought version, and that’s saying something.  Haddock or cod works, and you can use Four Star Farms corn Meal in this one as well, and from what I’m hearing, some Four Star Farms ingredients may be gracing our share boxes soon!  

Here’s some Four Star Farms Corn meal, great for muffins, lining the bottom of a pizza, in polenta, cooked up for breakfast with a big hunk of amish roll butter, or fooling kids into thinking they are having a fried fish stick!

Fresh, beautiful haddock, almost seems a shame to disguise it as processed minced fish… I used about a pound here.

Here’s the general formula I use for the coating of my fish sticks: 1 cup of panko, 6 tablespoons cup of cornmeal, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Preheat your oven to 450 and begin cutting your haddock to look as much like fish sticks as you can.  

Spray your sheet with cooking spray.  

Mix 1-2 eggs with a bit of water (a good tablespoon per egg).  

Dip your “sticks” in the egg mixture before rolling them in the panko mixture, and place them on your sheet.  

Into the oven they go for about 10 minutes until they are cooked through.  

I usually cook up some slivered regular or sweet potatoes at the same time, because what’s more appealing to a kid than fish sticks and french fries?

Here they are, all set.  Time for me to call the boys to the table for a quick and easy dinner! Again, I’d much prefer a broiled haddock sans panko myself, but as long as the boys are into their fish this way, I’ll make it!  If you have picky little ones, I hope this one helps you too!

About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food. She is involved with the Westford Community Garden Working Group, Friends of Fat Moon, and is the current chair of the Westford Strawberries 'N Arts Festival.