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A large white serving plate with a pile of golden battered fish sticks surrounding a small glass dish of tartar sauce.

Baked Fish Sticks

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: about 25 fish sticks
  • 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 of baking time.
  6. Serve with fresh lemons and dipping sauces.