An accepted staple, frozen fish sticks are loved by adults and children alike. Parents love the convenience, and kids love the crisp and juicy taste. Unfortunately, the packaged standard is often loaded with sodium, fat and calories. Why settle for a nutritionally lacking meal when fish sticks are so easy to make from scratch? With only a handful of ingredients and a few short steps, you’ll have these easy, gluten-free fish sticks on the table before you know it. You’ll love how healthy they are—they blow the packaged kind right out of the water!
Simple Gluten-Free Fish Sticks
1 cup almond meal
1 tsp. ground mustard
2 tsp. paprika
½ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
Oil, for frying
1 lb. firm white fish fillets (like cod), deboned and cut into sticks
Large-flake sea salt, for garnish
- Sift almond meal, spices and salt together in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs. Add almond meal mixture to egg bowl and mix until well combined.
- Fill a wide skillet with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Working in small batches, dredge each fish stick in the flour mixture, coating completely and shaking off any excess. Place batch of sticks in the skillet and fry for 2-3 on each side. Be careful not to crowd the skillet with too many sticks at a time.
- After cooking, transfer sticks to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with large flake sea salt.