Homemade Fish Sticks Recipe- Gluten Free, Egg Free

 photo 100_7302_zps19bf86f9.jpgThe ultimate of kid junk food- fish sticks. Masquerading as a healthy food, of sorts, many feed them to their kids for supper, despite the numerous unhealthy ingredients. I mean, its understandable. Kids love fish sticks. Most kids, if you'd offer them a dinner of fish sticks with ketchup and fries, they'd be thrilled. But buying them is expensive and unhealthy, and not the way I want to go with my family. So I made my own fish sticks. No, not breaded and fried fish fillets- that's something else. These are more kid friendly, not to mention egg free and therefore more allergy friendly.

I like to serve them with homemade tartar sauce (recipe soon) or homemade healthy ketchup.

This can be more or less healthy depending on the breading you use.

Homemade Fish Sticks Recipe- Gluten Free, Egg Free

2 1/2 cups ground white fish (any type of white fish is fine)
1 onion
1 small potato
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup gluten free corn flake crumbs, gluten free bread crumbs, ground nuts, etc... mixed with sesame seeds (optional)

1. Grind up the onion, garlic, and potato and mix it with the ground fish.

2. Mix with ground flax seeds and salt, and let sit for 10 minutes.

3. Mix corn flake crumbs, bread crumbs, ground nuts, and/or sesame seeds.

4. Grease a baking sheet with oil.

5. Preheat the oven to 350.

6. Wet your hands,

7. Grab a handful of the fish mixture, pressing it together and shaping it into as "stick" a shape as you can.

8. Drop this lightly into your crumb mixture and roll it around until entirely coated.

9. Place this fish stick on the baking tray.

10. Repeat with all the fish.

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11. Bake for 30 minutes or until relatively solid.

12. Flip over and bake on the other side for 20 minutes.

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13. Serve with whatever dipping sauce you enjoy!

Are you a fish sticks fan? Are your kids? Do you ever buy them or make them? If you make them, how do you do it?

Penniless Parenting

Mommy, wife, writer, baker, chef, crafter, sewer, teacher, babysitter, cleaning lady, penny pincher, frugal gal


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  1. Looks like a great recipe! I'm assuming the flaxseed is instead of eggs, right? If I want to use eggs, how many would you suggest?

  2. I'm trying to add more fish to my diet and this looks like a great way to do it. I love the fact that they aren't fried. Thanks for sharing!

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