Dinner, Kid-Friendly

Homemade Fish Sticks

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 8


  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Fish

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Eggs, Fish

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  • 4 frozen tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

For Serving

  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges
  • Tartar sauce
  • Ketchup


  • 3 Small Bowls
  • Step 1

    Remove tilapia from freezer. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes, then cut each fillet into quarters. 

  • Step 2

    Place flour in a shallow bowl. Add eggs to another bowl. Combine bread crumbs and salt in a third bowl. 

  • Step 3

    Working in small batches, dredge tilapia in flour. Tap off excess, then coat in egg. Then coat evenly with bread crumbs. 

  • Step 4

    Insert crisper plate in basket. Preheat unit by selecting AIR FRY, setting the temperature to 390°F, and setting the time to 3 minutes. Select START/PAUSE to begin. 

  • Step 5

    After 3 minutes, place 8 fish sticks on crisper plate; insert basket in unit. 

  • Step 6

    Select AIR FRY, set temperature to 390°F, and set time to 12 minutes. Select START/PAUSE to begin. 

  • Step 7

    Halfway through cooking, select START/PAUSE to pause cooking. Remove basket from unit and flip fish sticks. Reinsert basket and select START/PAUSE to resume cooking. 

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, remove fish sticks from crisping plate. Squeeze lemon wedges over them and serve immediately with tartar sauce or ketchup. 

  • Step 9

    Repeat steps 4 through 8 with remaining fish sticks. They can also be placed in a resealable plastic bag and frozen for cooking later.