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Honey Bunches of Oats® Crusted Fish Sticks are healthy and fast!
Cereal is a main food group at our house. We eat it just about any time of the day, and especially for a late night snack. It is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a better alternative to a lot of choices we could make. I decided I wanted to make homemade fish sticks, so it seemed like a no-brainer to use cereal for the coating. It seemed like a great way to add nutrition, not just extra calories. We love honey and almonds, so I decided to use Honey Bunches of Oats® with Almonds to coat my fish.
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This recipe is s quick and easy, making it a great dish for any night of the week. Sometimes we make cole-slaw ahead of time and that allows us to have a meal on the table in no time. I use frozen cod to make my fish sticks. We live in Kansas, so fresh fish is very pricey here. I also like that I can buy the frozen fish and then I have it on hand so I can make this dish closer to the end of my grocery shopping cycle. I just pick it up in the frozen seafood section at Walmart. It comes in a bag that weighs 16 ounces and has 4 fillets portioned out.
If you forget to defrost the fish in the refrigerator, that’s okay! You can cut the fish while it is frozen. I use a very sharp knife and cut it into strips. Then I microwave it in 30 second intervals, until all the sticks are defrosted. I take the defrosted sticks off and only continue defrosting the remaining frozen fish sticks. Then I pat all sides of each fish stick to remove some of the excess water.
I love tartar sauce on fish sticks, but honey mustard would also be great!
- 1 pound cod fillets
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats® with Almonds
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400°. Place a wire cooling rack inside a rimmed sheet pan and spray with cooking spray.
- Cut fish into strips. Pat dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
- Place Honey Bunches of Oats® with Almonds in a zip top bag and crush with meat mallet or rolling pin.
- Place flour, egg, and Honey bunches of Oats® with Almonds in separate shallow dishes. Dip fish sticks in flour, then egg, then cereal. Place on wire rack. Spray liberally with cooking spray, turn and spray other side liberally as well.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
- Serve with dipping sauce, of desired.
If you are using fish that is still frozen cut it into strips and then microwave it on defrost in 30 second intervals. Pat each fish stick with paper towels to get some of the excess water out. Recipe adapted from Today.
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