Fish Sticks (Paleo)

For many people, fish sticks are a staple of childhood; they’re certainly easy to pull from the freezer and bake on a busy weekday evening. Conventional mass-market fish sticks include a lot more than just fish – ingredients like wheat and corn flour, sugar, whey, and canola and/or soybean oil. I wanted to bring that nostalgic feeling to our family dinner, without whey or wheat. Adapted from “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook“, the recipe below is fast and simple. To keep it basic, serve a side of steamed broccoli or roasted sweet potatoes. Or add a bit more sophistication with a salad like the Summer Corn & Tomato Salad we prepared.

Fish Sticks (Paleo)

If you're looking for a fun, fast dinner that brings back the nostalgia of youth – or that replicates your kids' school lunches but with a healthier option – these fish sticks are for you! There's one secret ingredient which caters to a more sophisticated pallet, but we promise your kids will still love these.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: paleo, Seafood
Keyword: dairy-free, fish, gluten-free, sugar-free, wheat-free, Whole Life Challenge
Servings: 6
Calories: 231kcal
Author: planfulcook

Ingredients

  • 2 lb cod fillet
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard the secret ingredient
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Rinse the cod and pat it try with a paper towel; slice into 1 1/2 inch wide strips.
  • Combine the almond flour, salt, and mustard into one medium bowl. Whisk the eggs in a second medium bowl.
  • Heat the oils in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Dip each cod strip into the egg, and then coat with the almond flour mixture.
  • Cook the cod in the heated skillet for 3 to 5 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  • Transfer cooked sticks to a paper towel-lined plate and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

Thanks to “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook” for our recipe inspiration!
We added a bit of ground mustard to the dry ingredients; you could add paprika, cayenne, or cumin.
 

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