Homemade Fish Sticks with Simple Tartar

Even if your kids don't like fish, they will love these homemade fish sticks with simple tartar. The fish is mild, lightly breaded, and cooked to create a crispy outer layer. Dipped in creamy sauce, this is a great catch.

2 lb. tilapia or sole, rinsed and cut into 4 X 2 inch pieces
1 cup panko crumbs
2 Tbls. finely shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 egg
1 Tbls. water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lemon quartered, for garnish

1. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, garlic and onion powder, salt, and pepper.
2. Place in a shallow dish.
3. In another small bowl, whisk egg and water.
4. Lightly coat each fish piece with egg wash followed by bread crumbs.
5. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
6. Add fish and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Turn and repeat.
7. Remove and place on paper towel lined plate.
8. Serve with lemon wedges and simple tarter sauce (recipe follows).

Serves 6

Simple Tartar

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup dill relish

1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and relish.
2. Serve with fish sticks.