We have tons of frozen blue gill/bass from our pond filling up our deep freeze. So it's either have a fish fry or find some recipes to use it up. We already had a fish fry a month or so ago, so I decided to try my hand at some homemade fishsticks.
These were pretty good! Next time I will ramp up the spices, but all-in-all it was good - crunchy, not too fishy, good!
Panko-Crusted Fish Sticks with Herb Dipping Sauce
from Everyday Food
1 large egg
coarse salt and ground pepper
2 cups panko
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound tilapia fillets
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
2 teaspoons prepared white horseradish
Preheat oven to 475 degrees F, with racks in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil.
Cut tilapia filets in half lengthwise, and then again the other direction. You now have 4 sticks per filet.
Crack egg into shallow bowl, lightly beat with fork. Season with salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, combine panko, Old Bay, and olive oil.
Dip each tilapia stick into egg, shaking off the excess; then into panko mixture, pressing mixture so that it sticks.
Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes, until panko is lightly browned and fish is cooked through.
Meanwhile, mix all sauce ingredients in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and serve alongside fish sticks.