Homemade Fish Fingers Recipe
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Homemade Fish Fingers Recipe

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Once you've tried these mouthwatering morsels, you'll never buy fish sticks again! Our Test Kitchen staff coated pieces of cod in a tasty Parmesan, herb and bread crumb mixture that is sure to have folks asking for seconds.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound cod fillet
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 217 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 382mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 reduced-fat milk.


  1. Cut fillets into 3/4-in. strips; set aside. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, lemon peel, paprika, thyme and garlic salt. Place buttermilk and flour in separate shallow bowls. Coat fish strips with flour; dip into buttermilk, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing from baking sheets. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Homemade Fish Fingers in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p12

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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kevjess User ID: 7105084 105292
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013


LesLeeClauson User ID: 1871807 105290
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"This was a bit of a mess to prepare, but the result was so juicy and delicious, it's definitely worth it! I've made it several times and will make it many more!"

muzacgurl88 User ID: 1882993 42186
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"It was okay. The coating didn't stick as good as it should. The flavor was okay, but I probably won't make this again."

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