Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 478

This is an easy-to-make, healthier version of your classic, delicious fish stick. Kids love them and they’re fast and easy to make.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 (6 ounce) halibut fillets, cut into 3x1/2-inch strips
  • olive oil, or as needed
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tablespoons malt vinegar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. 2 Whisk flour, salt, and pepper together in a shallow bowl. Beat eggs in a separate bowl until frothy, about 30 seconds. Combine panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, and oregano in a third shallow bowl.
  3. 3 Dredge fish through the flour mixture until evenly coated, shaking off excess flour. Dip fish into egg, allowing excess egg to drip into bowl. Press fish into the panko mixture until evenly coated. Arrange coated fish on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over fish.
  4. 4 Cook in the preheated oven until fish sticks are golden brown and flake easily with a fork, about 15 minutes.
  5. 5 Mix ketchup, mayonnaise, and malt vinegar together in a bowl and serve alongside fish sticks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 478
  • Carbohydrate 26.7 g
  • Cholesterol 156.3 mg
  • Fat 22.7 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 43.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.4 g
  • Sodium 554 mg
  • Sugar 4 g

Chef's Notes

Cod fillets can be substituted for the halibut; The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.


  1. My 4 year old loved these and I found myself trying to sneak some from her plate.
  2. I used Salmon cubed and it was wonderful. I think even kids would eat this but not yet kid tested.
  3. I only had salmon fillets on hand so I used that. I was out of eggs so I rolled them in olive oil. It turned out great!
  4. Easy to make and it turned out perfectly. Crispy outside, tender and moist inside. I used shredded Parmesan cheese instead of the grated. I think it made for a prettier presentation. My husband loved it.
  5. I didn't make the sauce just the fish. But it turned out pretty good. Dipped in yum yum which is close to this sauce anyway. I found no need for the egg and flour can just coat in panko/cheese/herbs.
  6. Good stuff! I added a little smoky chili spice not much but tunes it up. Point is it can take a little of anything you have in your spice rack to bring it up in flavour a bit.
  7. this was easy to make. instead of salt i used garlic powder we served it with potato pancakes and peas. tasty.
  8. I Enjoyed putting this together! It seems to be missing something.
  9. I used Cod and this method worked well - I do this often but the 'sauce' wasn't quite right or maybe it is just because we like traditional tartar sauce. Whatever seasonings you use this method will work well. Makes for a really fast and tasty dinner.

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