Homemade Fish Sticks With Tartar Sauce

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These baked homemade fish sticks are crisp and golden on the outside and really juicy and flaky on the inside. They are perfect served with creamy tartar sauce.


  • 1 1/22 lbs thick white fish (cod, haddock, halibut, tilapia, etc.)
  • salt, ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 22 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Tartar Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • salt, ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons pickle relish or chopped pickles
  • 1/2 Tablespoon shallots or onion, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/21 Tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a wire rack over a large rimmed baking sheet and spray the rack with oil.
  2. Cut the fish into 1 – 1 1/2 inch thick strips. Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Instead of fish sticks, you can bake the fish in whole pieces, you will just need to bake it longer, 30-40 minutes.
  3. In a shallow dish, place 1/2 cup of flour. In another shallow dish, place mix the remaining 1/4 cup flour, the mayonnaise, eggs and mustard and mix to combine.
  4. Toast the breadcrumbs with the butter in a skillet on medium heat until golden, cool slightly and place in another shallow dish.
  5. Set up a dredging station with all the shallow dishes, the fish and the prepared baking dish. Dredge the fish in the flour, then in the egg mixture and finally in the breadcrumbs, pressing with your hands to make sure the breadcrumbs adhere well.
  6. Place the breaded fish sticks on top of the rack and bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the tartar sauce together in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Serve the baked fish sticks with the tartar sauce.