Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Serves 4 (serving size: 5 fish sticks and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

These fish sticks are easy, kid-friendly and coated in crunchy panko breakcrumbs. Don't forget to serve with the dipping sauce and lemon wedges for a great weeknight dinner.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine milk and eggs in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add fish, and toss gently to coat. Place panko, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large zip-top bag. Add fish to panko mixture; seal bag. Shake bag gently to coat fish.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of fish; cook 4 minutes or until done, turning occasionally to brown all sides. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining fish.

Step 3

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, pickles, capers, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Serve sauce with fish.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

December 01, 2015
Hubby and I liked these but my teenager was less than enthused.  I opted for some high quality cod that I got from New Seasons (way cheaper than halibut) and didn't have any trouble with the panko sticking.  I'll make it again - just not for the kid.

jnjhill's Review

October 25, 2014

Mahaalmo's Review

February 18, 2014

nbalter1's Review

October 04, 2012
My family loved this--including my 3.5- 1.5-year olds. I used orange roughy. I didn't bother with the sauce; we all ate it with just the panko coating.

greenvilleSCfan's Review

October 02, 2012
I tried to bake at 400 F but the panko did not brown despite spraying with olive oil. Will try at higher heat? I did not have much problem with the panko not sticking to the fish. I used a little sour cream instead of the milk in the eggs.

BeckiSue's Review

October 01, 2012
Boring and bland.

amyblake's Review

September 30, 2012
They were ok, but super easy to make. Next time I would add some flavor to the panko bread crumbs. Probably garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and definitely more salt and pepper.

zobird's Review

September 25, 2012
Just made this tonight and we all loved it, even my almost 2-year-old. I made it with tilapia (that was what was fresh at my market today) and had no issues with the panko sticking or anything else. The tartar sauce was wonderful! I served this with couscous and green beans for a wonderful meal! I will definitely make this again, and I plan to try to freeze some as well. I'll post how that goes.

jennday1's Review

September 19, 2012
Just tried to make this recipe. I say tried because the breading would not stick to the fish. I bought tilapia rather then halibut, as the recipe suggested at the bottom of the page. The panko ended up sticking to itself rather than the fish. Ended up just dipping it in stuff I bought at the store. Disappointed.