When we brought cod home the other day, I knew I had to make oven-baked fish sticks to satisfy a craving. I remember my mom used to pack fish sticks in my lunches in grade school, only when she was short on time. I actually remember liking them, dipped in tartar sauce. But they weren’t crispy like these- because I had to heat them up in the microwave at school. Last weekend when I was at the Tribeca Farmer’s market, buying milk for my homemade ricotta (stay tuned), I was gifted Ronnybrook Farm’s garlic butter to try, which makes a great seasoning shortcut here. I first coated the fish pieces with melted garlic butter, then bread crumbs, then egg whites, then another layer of breadcrumbs. Use Panko breadcrumbs (all natural) if possible, they’re lighter and crispier than ordinary ones.
I needed a spruced up tartar sauce to serve with my lovely crispy fish sticks for dipping. Continue reading “Oven Baked Fish Sticks with Salsa Verde Tartar Sauce”