Baked Fish Sticks for a healthy and delicious dinner any night of the week.

Baked Fish Sticks

We were in a dinner rut last week and when Thursday rolled around, I was inspired to come up with something totally different that, hopefully, we would all love and could be added to our weeknight favorites list. And that I did…

Baked Fish Sticks

The weather’s warming up here in Dallas so something fresh and light sounded fabulous to me. Something I could throw on a salad for Brandon and I as well as serve with some veggies and hummus for the boys. As soon as fish came to my mind, there was no going back. It sounded perfect!

I’d never really cooked fresh fish for the boys because I was afraid they wouldn’t eat it and I’d have to resort to making something else to fill their growing tummies before bed. Well, I’m regretting that now because the boys absolutely loved these baked fish sticks and could probably eat them every night of the week.

Baked Fish Sticks

Baker called them “fancy chicken” and Bryce & Barrett just shoved them into their mouths with big smiles on their faces as they begged for more.

They’re crunchy on the outside and moist and flakey on the inside with hints of lemon and garlic to complement the freshness of the fish. So so yummy!

Baked Fish Sticks

Definitely one of the easiest and most delicious dishes I could make on a busy or lazy weeknight. You probably have all of the ingredients, except for the fish, already on hand. Fresh fish is best, so swing by the store on your way home from work, school or play and once you get home you’ll be just about 30 minutes from dinner being done.

Baked Fish Sticks

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or just a wedge of lemon and you’ve got a healthy family dinner that everyone will enjoy and request again and again.

Baked Fish Sticks



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Baked Fish Sticks

Baked Fish Sticks

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: about 26 fish sticks 1x
  • Category: Fish


Baked Fish Sticks for a healthy and delicious dinner any night of the week.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pound cod fillets, about 1-inch thick
  • olive oil, for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place a baking rack on a rimmed baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. If you don’t have a baking rack to fit your baking sheet, you can just cover the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, garlic salt and pepper.
  3. In another shallow bowl, whisk together the egg, milk & lemon juice.
  4. Cut the fish crosswise into 3×1-inch strips. One at a time, dredge the fish strips into the egg mixture, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Then coat the fish completely with the flour mixture, pressing to adhere. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining fish sticks. Drizzle each fish stick with a little olive oil.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the coating is golden and the fish is cooked through, flipping the fish sticks after 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with fresh lemons and dipping sauces.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. Fish Sticks Makes me always hungry. But today, when I read this recipe and see all the lovely pictures, I can’t control my tummy. I will try it today.