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Homemade Parmesan Fish Sticks Are Way Better Than Frozen

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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Homemade Parmesan Fish Sticks Are Way Better Than Frozen

Posted by The Stir Bloggers on February 23, 2012 at 5:22 PM

fish sticksFish sticks are an easy, go-to food to serve during Lent, especially if you're not eating meat. But sometimes the frozen varieties can be so blah-tasting or, worse, fishy, and there's no reason to make your family suffer through that. A better idea is to make your own. Trust me, it's way easier -- and healthier! -- than you think.

I'm addicted to this recipe for Baked Parmesan Fish Sticks from Giada De Laurentiis. As is typical of many of her recipes, it calls for a whole lotta cheese and you know that makes it all the more delicious. How do you make the sticks even tastier? Forgo the boring ketchup and serve 'em with a side of fun dipping sauce like marinara, honey mustard, or even Ranch dressing.

*This recipe calls for salmon, but you can substitute any firm fish like cod, tilapia, or halibut.

Parmesan Fish Sticks from Giada De Laurentiis/Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1 (18-ounce) center-cut salmon fillet, about 9 by 4 inches, skinned
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • Olive oil, for drizzling

Instructions

1. Cut the fish pieces -- about 1/2 by 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches in size.

2. Place the flour in a medium bowl and season with the salt and pepper.

3. Place the egg whites in another bowl and beat until frothy, about 30 seconds.

4. Combine the Parmesan and bread crumbs in a third bowl.

5. Coat the fish pieces in the seasoned flour and pat to remove any excess flour. Dip the floured salmon in the egg whites and then into the Parmesan mixture, gently pressing the mixture into the fish.

6. Place the breaded fish pieces on a liberally oiled baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.

7. Bake in oven (preheated to 450) for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Which foods do you eat during Lent?

by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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August07Mom
by Tiesha on Feb. 24, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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Sounds good.

I eat the same foods that I do when it's not Lent.  I don't observe it.

Terri441
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I don't change my diet for lent, we do eat our fair share of fish all year though. This recipe with a little tweaking for my grain free-ness looks great!

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Feb. 24, 2012 at 4:39 PM

These sound good!  I'd sub almond flour for the all-purpose flour and leave out the bread crumbs...sounds like a good experiment!

We don't change our diet during Lent.

andrea96
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I don't observe Lent, so I eat the same foods I usually eat. I don't really like fish, though.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM

 We eat fish year round and love, it wouldn't be giving up anything for us to eat it-but we don't observe lent this way. I make fish similar to this, but not with salmon; we use mild whitefish like cod or grouper.

Payne6543
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM
Quoting Terri441:

I don't change my diet for lent, we do eat our fair share of fish all year though. This recipe with a little tweaking for my grain free-ness looks great!




matheson7
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 10:11 PM

 I eat whatever I want. Thanks for the recipe.

Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Feb. 25, 2012 at 5:34 AM
Ooh I'm trying these!
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jessicasmom1
by on Feb. 25, 2012 at 6:58 AM

 Personally I think anything is better homemade :-) thanks

AlL_eYeS_oN_mE
by on Feb. 25, 2012 at 8:32 AM
Those do sound good! I don't change my diet for lent.
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