Mahi Mahi Fish Sticks
Growing up fish sticks were always one of my favorite dinners during the week. My mom would bake them and always serve them with french fries. I decided it was time for some grown up fish sticks and made these using Mahi Mahi.
I got 22 pieces out of the pound package I had. I made homemade tartar sauce to go with it which is so easy to make. I use 1/2 cup real mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons sweet relish, the juice of 1/2 lemon, salt and lots of freshly ground pepper.
You could also bake these if desired instead of frying. The time is going to depend on how big your pieces are but I would think 15 – 20 minutes at 400 degrees. I would spray them lightly with some cooking spray before putting in the oven and turning them over half way thru the cooking time.
- 1 lb. mahi mahi
- 2 cups panko or bread crumbs
- 1½ cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons water
- salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon of any seasoning you like - I used Everyday seasoning by Trader Joe's which is a mixture of sea salt, garlic, peppers, pepper flakes and mustard seeds freshly ground as you need it.
- Sea Salt
- Cut the mahi mahi into finger size pieces.
- Place the flour and panko in dishes, separate of each other. Add the eggs and water to another dish.
- Pat the fish dry with a paper towel. Season the fish with salt, pepper and whatever spice you are using. Roll in the flour, then dip in the egg mixture and then the panko. Place on a cookie sheet while you do all of the fish. Refrigerate the fish for at least 20 minutes.
- Put a couple inches of oil in a pan. Fry fish pieces without crowding them for about 4 minutes at 350 degrees. Drain on a piece of paper towel. Sprinkle with a little sea salt if you have it.
- Total time includes resting time in refrigerator.
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