Pollock Fish Sticks | Served with a Lemon and Garlic Aioli

If you want a quick recipe that will take you back to your childhood, this is it. This Pollock Fish Stick recipe is a meal the whole family will like as it takes a jump into the modern age. We bread our pollock in a dill, garlic powder, and breadcrumb mixture that kicks our fish sticks up a level. This recipe was inspired by Gordon Ramsey's take on fish sticks, we have added in a few seasonings such as the garlic, to strengthen the flavor profile.

This meal can be prepared quickly on weeknights as the fish sticks are pan fried and ready to go in no time. We recommend serving with a side of your favorite french fries or potato wedges. Most importantly, do not forget the dipping sauce. Yes, you can use ketchup but we like to add the lemon and garlic aioli as it compliments the dill seasoning the most in this dish. Enjoy!

Servings: 2 Servings

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins

Ingredients

Pollock Fish Sticks

  • 1 lb Pollock
  • ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 2 Slices Bread (for homemade breadcrumbs)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dill
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt

Lemon Garlic Aioli

  • 3 Tablespoons Mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Garlic Clove

Instructions

  1. Salt Pollock for 10-15 minutes prior to starting the breading process. The salt will firm up the fish and make it easier to work with throughout the recipe.
  2. Cut the pollock into "sticks"
  3. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper - mix together so it is a flavored mixture. Once combined, roll each of the sticks through it. Make sure this is a thin coating, brush off any excess flour.
  4. Crack eggs in a wide bowl and whisk together. Take the flour covered pollock sticks and run them through an egg wash.
  5. Once covered with the egg wash, bread the fish sticks. To make the breading, toast your two pieces of bread until they are nice and crispy. We typically use a multigrain or french bread (choose what you have on hand or your favorite the next time you go to the bakery). Once the bread is crispy, run them through a food processor so there are tiny breadcrumbs. As the food processor is running, chop your dill. Once both ingredients are ready, combine in a single bowl and add the garlic powder. Run the fish sticks through the mixture and coat generously.
  6. Prep the frying pan - set at a medium heat with a tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter.
  7. Once the butter has melted and the oil is hot, add your fish sticks. Depending on the thickness of your pollock, cook for 3-4 minutes on both the top and bottom sides.

Lemon Garlic Aioli

  1. Whisk together the mayo, lemon, and aioli. Serve on the side of the pollock fish sticks and enjoy! Be sure to take pics and share! #localprovisions #honorthecraft