These Air Fryer Homemade Fish Sticks are a fun and easy recipe the whole family will absolutely love! Simple ingredients and big on flavor!
A TASTY HOMEMADE FISH STICK RECIPE
If you didn't grow up with frozen fish sticks, then we are from two different worlds. Ha! That was one of my favorite things as a kid! I loved those frozen fish sticks with some French fries. It was the perfect kid meal. But as I got older (and a little smarter in the kitchen) I started making my childhood favorites - from scratch. These Air Fryer Homemade Fish Sticks are now one of my favorite nostalgic meals. With easy to find ingredients, these fish sticks come together quickly and are a super fun and tasty recipe for lunch or dinner. No oil needed!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
If you can't find halibut or want to go with a cheaper option you can also use cod filets for this recipe!
You can serve with any of your favorite side dishes or dipping sauces. French fries are always my favorite option. Of course you must have tartar sauce for dipping.
These will be cooking at 325F degrees and you do not need to preheat your air fryer first.
This helps get a good browning on each side of the fish sticks and helps to ensure that they cook evenly.
These cooked fish sticks can be stored in an airtight container or zip top bag in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. They can also be frozen. Store in a freezer safe sip top bag in a single layer. They will keep frozen for 3 months.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- fresh halibut filet
- all-purpose flour
- salt and pepper
- plain breadcrumbs
- garlic powder
- hot sauce
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER HOMEMADE FISH STICKS:
Take each slice of halibut and coat evenly and heavily with your flour mixture. Cover all sides so no skin is bare.
After your sticks are coated with flour, submerge them in the egg mixture. Make sure to allow the mixture to cover the entire stick before removing.
Lastly, add the sticks in the breadcrumb mixture, covering entirely.
Place each fish stick in the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes at 325 degrees.
Half way during the cooking time, open the air fryer to flip sticks on the other side. Return to the airfryer and cook the remaining time.
When cooking time is complete, remove from the air fryer and serve immediately.
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Air Fryer Homemade Fish Sticks
- ½ pound fresh halibut filet, cut into 1” x 3” sticks
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon hot sauce (optional)
- 2 large eggs
- Use three medium plates to begin setting up your stations to prepare the fish sticks for frying.
- For the first station, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
- For the second station, beat together two eggs and hot sauce.
- For the third and final station, combine the breadcrumbs with paprika and garlic powder. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
- Take each slice of halibut and coat evenly and heavily with the flour mixture. Cover all sides .
- After your sticks are coated with flour, submerge them in the egg mixture. Make sure to allow the mixture to cover the entire stick before removing.
- Lastly, add the sticks in the bread crumb mixture, covering entirely.
- Place each fish stick in the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes at 325F degrees.
- Half way during the cooking time, open the air fryer to flip sticks on the other side. Return to the air fryer and cook the remaining time.
- When cooking time is complete, remove from the air fryer and serve immediately.
- If you can't find halibut (or want a cheaper option), cod filets will work.
- Make sure you flip these halfway through the cooking time to make sure they brown and cook evenly.
- These cooked fish sticks can be stored in an airtight container or zip top bag in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. They can also be frozen. Store in a freezer safe sip top bag in a single layer. They will keep frozen for 3 months.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.