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Homemade Fish Sticks With Garlic Butter Noodles!

Every two weeks, my hubby and I sit and have the “So what do you want to eat” discussion as part of our meal planning. And of course, the same old, same old gets tossed around. But I am tired of the same old thing!

Our kids always have an “opinion” about our meals and frankly I am tired of hearing what they have to say every night. If it is something hubby and I like, of course the kids don’t. So we needed a meal that
everyone could just shut up and eat.

We like fish, but throwing a piece of fish on a plate tends
to make the kids groan, so we had to give it a makeover. What kid doesn’t love
fish stick!?!? And what parent doesn’t want to give their kids a healthy
version of the frozen store bought crappy fish stick? Thus we came up with
homemade fish stick and as a side, egg noodles in garlic butter we made ourselves.

While this recipe has some prep work and may take more time
then opening a box of sticks and pouring them on a cookie sheet, trust me, it
is WELL WORTH the extra time! So how does one make fish sticks at home that
even a grown-up will love? Pretty simple actually.


1 – 1 and 1/2 lbs. of cod

(yes you can use frozen but thaw it before you start)

Flour for dusting
2 eggs, whipped with 2-3 Tablespoons of water in it
2 cups of bread crumbs


Start by cutting up your cod into similar sized pieces. Once you have your fish ready, it is time to set up the assembly line. Put out a plate of flour for lightly dusting the fish. Next have a bowl of your egg/water mix to dip the fish in. Last you are going to have a plate of bread crumbs to roll the fish in. Be aware, your fingers are going to get messy! LOL Or you can invite another family member to help you so that you can each take a portion of the work. For instance, your child can dust the fish and drop it into the egg, while you move it with one hand from the egg and roll it in the bread crumbs with your other hand.



Place your fish sticks on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for around 20 minutes. Keep an eye on them. You don’t want to burn
your bread crumbs. You will know they are done when crispy brown. These smell sooooo good while they are cooking!



For the garlic butter noodle, just simply throw some eggs noodles (we used wide) into a pot and follow the package directions. When they are done, cover them in homemade garlic butter (recipe here) and Parmesan cheese to taste. They are Yummy and complement the cod well.

Believe it or not, my complaining country kids didn’t have a single groan or negative comment about anything on their plates! And yes, I did mark my calendar!! I have never seen two kids eat so fast. This recipe will definitely be on rotation in our meal planning from now on.

34 thoughts on “Homemade Fish Sticks With Garlic Butter Noodles!

  1. Thanks I have done this before but forgot all about it. I will be doing it this week. Also I will use almond flour & homemade gluten free/dairy free breadcrumbs. (I make it for my Aunt). And then do regular flour and regular breadcrumbs for me and my brother..

  2. These look great. We do not eat meat on Fridays during Lent, so these will be perfect! And, guess what? This was the most viewed post from last week's Try a New Recipe Tuesday. Congratulations! Your feature will be going live shortly. Have you grabbed an "I've been featured" button? 🙂

  3. I've never made homemade fish sticks, chicken nuggets yes, but not fish sticks. Thanks for the recipe. Sharing! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can't wait to see what you have been working on this week!

  4. Your recipe looks delicious. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  5. I'm liking your ideas of getting kids to eat. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

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