Fish sticks are a favorite of almost every kid I know. I was glad when I found this gluten free version. It’s filling, and a great comfort food for those cold evenings, but it also easily transfers to a spring supper on the back patio. There is something about fish sticks with a side of fresh peas and a squeeze of lemon that makes me very nostalgic for my childhood! Try this recipe (courtesy of Glutenfreeda, Inc) and enjoy a meal your whole family will love! Don’t be surprised if this makes it to your most requested dish list! This recipe is also dairy free, for those of you seeking a dairy free meal idea.
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour or sweet rice flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter (or non-dairy alternative), melted
- 1 Tablespoon gluten free dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1-1/2 pounds cod or other white fish filets
- Lemon wedges, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 475°F.
- Lightly beat eggs and place in a plate. On a separate plate, combine gluten free flour, salt and freshly ground black pepper and place on a plate. In another small bowl, combine melted butter, gluten free Dijon mustard, lemon juice and dill. On another shallow plate, combine cornmeal and cayenne pepper.
- Cut cod fillets into 3-inch by 3/4-inch strips. Preheat 2 baking sheets in oven until hot, about 5 minutes. Brush baking sheets with oil, set aside.
- Dip fish, 1 strip at a time, into the egg, then dredge through gluten free flour mixture. Dip floured fish into the dijon-lemon mixture and finally, dredge through cornmeal-pepper blend, turning to coat evenly at each step.
- Place fish sticks 1-inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake until outsides are golden brown and fish is opaque at the center, about 6 minutes per side.
- Garnish with lemon wedges and serve!
This recipe is easy to do and the perfect way to enjoy your “Fish Fridays” during the Lent season. I hope you enjoy these gluten free and dairy free fish sticks as much as we did!