Easy Homemade Fish Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce

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Easy Homemade Fish Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce
I like cooking cod, a meaty white fish that's lean and nutritious, offering a great way to introduce variety to your dinner. There are several delicious cod recipes on the website like Parmesan and Paprika Baked Cod, Baked Cod with Mustard and Paprika and Gluten Free Cod Fish Nuggets that has become quite popular.

These easy homemade fish sticks will be no exception, they are crispy outside, flaky and juicy inside. With every bite, you'll experience the perfect balance of taste and texture that only the best fish recipes can deliver.

Unlike store-bought fish fingers, these homemade delights are made with simple ingredients and fried in nutritious avocado oil, making them a perfect choice for healthy eating and adding a wholesome touch to every crispy bite.
For the absolute best result, don’t skip the quick honey-mustard sauce. It adds something special to your homemade fish sticks, making them even more delicious. Your homemade fish sticks will be amazing – way better than anything you can get at the grocery store!

Ingredients

  • 4 cod fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (Panko)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (to mix with breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • avocado oil (enough to cover the bottom of your skillet)
  • parsley (chopped, for garnish)
  • salt (to season fish)
  • lemon (wedges, for serving)
  • ■■■■ SAUCE: ■■■■■
  • 1 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Yield:
servings
Prep time:
12 minutes
Cook time:
10 minutes
Total time:
22 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 12 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 22 minutes

Notes

I decided to fry mine in a little oil to get extra crispy fish fingers, and you'll find the directions below for this method. But you can also prepare these cod fish sticks using alternative cooking methods for an even healthier version.

If you prefer baking, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 380F (190C) for 10-12 minutes, until they turn a nice brown color and the fish is cooked through.

For those using an air fryer, set it to 400F (200C) and air fry these white fish fillets for approximately 10 minutes, making sure they're in a single layer, open, lightly shake and add another couple of minutes, if necessary.

No matter which cooking method you choose, you can count on getting a delicious appetizer or dinner. If you have any leftover fish sticks, don't worry! You can save them for later. Just heat them in the oven, and they'll still have that crispy coating.

Instructions

1. Slice fish fillets into strips. If using frozen fillets, make sure to completely thaw them. Pat dry with paper towels (this step is important to prevent breading from falling off). Season with salt.

2. In a shallow bowl, use a fork to lightly beat eggs with a teaspoon of water. Place flour on a separate plate. On another plate, mix together bread crumbs, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper.
3. Heat oil in a large frying pan (enough to cover the bottom of the skillet) over medium-high heat.
4. Dredge each fish strip in flour (shake off any excess flour), then dip it in the egg mixture, and finally coat with the Panko breadcrumbs mixture.



5. Cook fish pieces in hot oil for about 3-5 minutes per side, until nicely golden brown. Keep in mind that the cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the strips of fish.


6. While fish is cooking, prepare the dipping sauce. In a small bowl, combine mayo, lemon juice, garlic powder, mustard, honey, stir well.

7. Serve fish fingers with the sauce and lemon wedges on the side.

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Panko Bread Crumbs

Panko Bread Crumbs
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil
Avocado Mayo

Avocado Mayo
Raw Honey

Raw Honey
Yellow Mustard

Yellow Mustard
Organic Flour

Organic Flour
Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder
Smoked Paprika

Smoked Paprika
Italian Seasoning

Italian Seasoning
Cod Fillets

Cod Fillets
Eggs

Eggs

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Guest
The bread crumbs added such a nice crunch to the fish fingers. Will be definitely making again.
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alenatrs
I'm glad you were able to get that crunch! Thank you for leaving your comment! - Alena
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Wow

Guest
Love how easy this recipe is to follow. The instructions are clear and the list of ingredients is short. New family favorite!
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alenatrs
I'm so happy to hear you have a new family favorite! Thanks for sharing! - Alena
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Marina Bell

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The seasoning on the breading is perfect - not too salty and just the right amount of spices.
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alenatrs
Thank you, Marina! I'm glad that you liked these homemade fish fingers recipe! - Alena
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Alissa M

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These fish fingers are so crispy and delicious!
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alenatrs
Thank you, Alissa! I'm so happy they turned out great! - Alena
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