I know what you're thinking.
Fish sticks? you're thinking. Fish sticks?
Where's the pizzazz?
That's the trifecta.
And honestly, humble as they are, these were completely delicious. Crispy panko, smooth cod, tart tartar (is that why they call it that??) sauce. A few naked cukes on the side.
The pizzazz is there. This dish is just too much of a lady to call attention to it. (Fish sticks be a lady tonight)
adapted from a fish
2 lbs cod
2 cups panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons lemon pepper
1/2 cup flour (or more as needed)
Preheat oven to 350.
Stir your bread crumbs, salt, paprika and lemon pepper together. Beat your eggs in a shallow dish. Chop your cod into sticks.
Dip sticks into flour, then egg, then roll in bread crumbs to coat. Place on baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes, flipping once during cooking. Serve with lemon and tartar sauce!
1 cup mayonnaise
6 tablespoons chopped capers
10 tablespoons chopped dill pickles
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Stir all ingredients together, chill until using.