Say goodbye to frozen fish sticks and say hello to a new and improved version of a childhood favorite…my Crispy Fried Red Snapper Fish Sticks! This fried fish sticks recipe is a fresh and flavorful snack or meal idea that anyone — especially your kids — will enjoy!
I remember growing up and smelling the aroma of fish sticks in the oven and I would always get excited! My mom would make them on days when she probably didn’t feel like cooking, but I would always appreciate those days just because of those fish sticks. I’m sure I’m not the only one who grew up on frozen fish sticks!
As I got older I shied away from frozen foods, and now I have the pleasure of making those frozen dinner ideas in a fresh new way.
A good friend of mine, who I share the same first name with, caught a bunch of red snapper and decided to share some of it with me. So I had to do something different with it! This is one red snapper recipe you’ll want to bookmark.
How to Make Red Snapper Fish Sticks:
Begin by cutting the red snapper into small rectangular-shaped pieces. Using red snapper really enhanced the flavor of this recipe versus using the typical Pollock fish that is used in traditional store-bought frozen fish sticks. But that’s the great part about this recipe – any firm white fish will work (for example, cod).
After you’ve seasoned your red snapper and dusted the pieces with flour, you can place them to the side to work on the batter.
First, combine your eggs and heavy whipping cream. Grab two large zip lock bags. One bag will hold a mixture of flour, garlic powder, and cilantro flakes. The second bag will contain the panko breadcrumbs and Italian breadcrumbs.
The two types of breadcrumbs add a bit more flavor. Plus, double coating the fish with flour and breadcrumbs helps to maximize the crispy texture.
Place the red snapper in the egg mixture, then to the first bag of flour. Add the fish back into the egg mixture, and then to the breadcrumb bag. Cook each piece of fish for 3 to 4 minutes on each side and they are ready to serve!
If you are looking for a good dinner idea (that the kids will enjoy as well) give this Crispy Fried Red Snapper Fish Sticks a try!
Check out my other fried fish recipes:
- Beer Battered Cod with Sriracha Tartar Sauce
- Crispy “Ritz” Fried Fish Sandwich
- Cajun Fried Fish and Cheese Grits