Frugal Fridays: Homemade Fish Sticks

Homemade Fish Sticks

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Makes about 36 fish sticks

1 lb. white fish fillets – $2.75
1 C flour (I used whole wheat) – $0.071
3 eggs, beaten – FREE (I have backyard laying hens)
1 C dry bread crumbs (I used homemade dry bread crumbs) – $0.13
1/2 teaspoon salt – $0.01
1/2 teaspoon paprika – $0.04
1 Tablespoon lemon juice – $0.03

Total Recipe Cost: $3.47
Per Fish Stick (makes 36): $0.10

Prep Day: Cut the fish fillets into fish-stick sized strips. I’ve found it’s best to do this when the fish is still partially frozen. Trust me. It’ll make for much smoother cutting. Coat a large baking sheet with non-stick spray. Place the flour in a bowl. Place the beaten eggs and lemon juice in another bowl. Place the dry bread crumbs, salt, and paprika into a third bowl.

Dip each fish strip into the 1.) flour, followed by the 2.) beaten eggs, and finally the 3.) dry bread crumbs.

Place the fish sticks onto the baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees, turning half-way through for even cooking. Let stand 2-3 minutes. You can serve warm now or Allow any extra fish to cool to room temperature. Place in a ziplock bag and freeze.

Serve Day: Re-heat from frozen in the oven at 425 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

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