Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr 
Serves 4 (serving size: 6 ounces nuggets and 1 tablespoon sauce)

No more frozen fish sticks on your table when you can serve Crispy Fish Nuggets with Tartar Sauce instead. Toasting the panko before breading ensures a golden, crisp crust.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add panko and thyme to pan; cook 2 minutes or until golden brown, shaking pan frequently. Combine panko mixture, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Place flour in another shallow dish. Combine 2 tablespoons water and egg in another shallow dish. Dredge fish in flour mixture. Dip in egg mixture, and dredge in panko mixture. Arrange fish in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake fish at 400° for 12 minutes or until done.

Step 3

Combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients in a bowl; serve with nuggets.

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Ratings & Reviews

Tasty fish

May 12, 2015
We made this recipe verbatim and loved it.  We found the breading to be crunchy and the fish tender.  I can't comment on how it reheated as leftovers, we didn't have any left to try.

carolfitz's Review

January 12, 2014
Have made twice, first time to recipe and it was ok. Last night seasoned the flour and replaced the water with lager. This was better but not great. Served with mac-and-cheese and broccoli.

sukeedog's Review

October 12, 2013
Fun and delicious. We used chipotle flavored panko to spice things up and also subbed pickled jalapenos for the dill pickle in the tartar sauce. It took WAY more than 1 cup of panko to coat just over a lb of fish nuggets, though - I don't think they were light anymore by the time I was finished!

Pakara's Review

September 23, 2013
Was good, just needed a bit more seasoning.

CaptainandDiet's Review

September 18, 2013
so Delicious! made the tartar sauce in the recipe as well as homemade cocktail sauce. Everyone ate and ate and ate