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Homemade Fish Sticks Recipe

These Homemade Fish Sticks are very easy to form! they're crunchy and delicious so you'll forget the store-bought stuff! you simply need 4 ingredients to make them.

Have you ever wondered the way to make homemade fish sticks that are flaky on the within and crispy on the outside? Look no more! My recipe is straightforward and makes the simplest fish sticks ever! ditch the frozen stuff from the shop, because you simply need 4 ingredients to form these (plus seasoning). We love them with tartare sauce or served like my Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets, that our youngsters love.

Homemade Fish Sticks Recipe
Homemade Fish Sticks Recipe

How to Make the simplest Homemade Fish Sticks?

  • Start by cutting fillet into 3/4″ wide strips.
  • Prepare the breading station in three shallow dishes: one with flour, one with egg and one with breadcrumbs.
  • Dip each fish piece into flour first, then egg, then breadcrumbs.
  • Fry or bake until golden brown.

What does one got to make homemade fish sticks?

  • white firm fish fillets
  • flour
  • egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • seasoning (salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, lemon pepper mix, etc.)

Homemade Fish Sticks Recipe


  • 2 white fish fillets tilapia, cod, catfish, etc.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying in pan (see note for baking)


  1. Slice fillets into 3/4" wide pieces.
  2. Prepare breading station: in one shallow dish, whisk egg and half and half; in another dish, place flour; in the last dish, combine breadcrumbs with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  3. Season fish pieces with salt and pepper.
  4. Dip each fish stick in flour first, then egg mixture, then finally in breadcrumbs. Coat evenly, shake of excess. Repeat with all fish pieces. Set them on a plate next to stove. Prepare another plate with a paper towel.
  5. To fry in pan: heat up vegetable oil in pan. Fry fish sticks in batches, until golden brown. Remove onto paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil.
  6. To bake: preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake fish sticks on parchment paper lined baking sheet for 15 to 18 minutes.