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Easy Baked Fish Sticks

Crunchy baked fish sticks are easy enough for a busy weeknight and delicious enough for company!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 1 1/2 lbs. firm fish catfish, cod, halibut, tilapia, mahi mahi, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil if toasting bread crumbs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425. Place wire rack on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  • Mix panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a shallow dish.
  • Optional: If you want the fish to brown a little more then toast the bread crumbs: Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat and add bread crumb mixture. Saute until toasted brown and scoop back into the shallow dish.
  • Place buttermilk in another shallow dish (I use pie plates or cake pans). Season the fish on both sides with additional salt and pepper. Dip fish in buttermilk then dredge in bread crumbs.
  • Place fish on wire rack. Bake for 10-12 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately.