I can’t believe this is the last recipe. This moment is a little bittersweet for me because I’m so happy that I made it through a whole cookbook (aside from the recipes I didn’t make due to dietary restrictions) but I’m also sad that it’s over. This was a good cooking challenge for me. I’ll get more into my final thoughts in a separate post though.
Anyways, I like that this recipe was a classic, childhood favourite. I loved fish sticks when I was younger but I know processed frozen fish can’t be too good for you. This was my chance to take an old favourite and try it in a healthier and tastier way.
I got everything I hoped for. They were super crispy and delicious. The 3 step breading (flour, egg, breadcrumbs) takes a little bit of time but it gives you a nice result. The breading stays on well and it browned in the oven because of the oil on the top and bottom. And yes, because they are baked, they have a ton less fat. For the breading, I replaced the old bay seasoning with the 21 seasoning salute spice mix from trader joe’s, which has the same spices but lots more too so it changed the flavour slightly. It worked well though and they were great.
And the dipping sauce was such a nice compliment to the fish. The greek yogurt base was super creamy but lighter than sour cream or mayo. It was a good twist on basic tartar sauce.
Final thoughts: a healthier spin on a classic kid’s meal.