Stupid-Easy Recipe for Homemade Salmon Fish Sticks with Quick Tartar Sauce (#1 Top-Rated)


Juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these easy fish sticks are delicious and guaranteed kid-approved and adult-friendly! Dunk them in the basic homemade tartar sauce blend of creamy mayo, tangy lemon, and sour dill pickle relish. Or customize all or part of the sauce with briny capers or your favorite hot sauce. For tiny eaters, you can cut the fish sticks into smaller strips after frying.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Homemade Salmon Fish Sticks with Quick Tartar Sauce.

1. Info for Homemade Salmon Fish Sticks with Quick Tartar Sauce

  • Cook Time: 1 Hr 0 Min
  • Total Time: 1 Hr 0 Min
  • Servings: 6
  • Calories: 641.29 kcal

2. Ingredients for Homemade Salmon Fish Sticks with Quick Tartar Sauce

  • salmon fillets
  • kosher salt
  • panko breadcrumbs
  • freshly grated lemon zest
  • black pepper
  • flour
  • large eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • mayonnaise
  • pickle relish
  • chopped fresh chives
  • Dijon mustard
  • lemon juice
  • lemon wedges

3. Directions:

  1. Cut salmon fillets crosswise into strips about 1 inch wide. Season all over with 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, lemon zest, and ½ teaspoon pepper in a shallow bowl. Put flour in another shallow bowl, and eggs in a third.
  3. Dredge the salmon pieces in flour, shaking off excess. Then dip each in egg, allowing the excess to drip off, and coat with breadcrumb mixture. Set salmon aside on a plate.
  4. Fill a large cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven with about ½ inch oil and heat over medium-high heat until rippling (350°F). Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°F. Prepare tartar sauce: Combine mayonnaise, pickle relish, chives, mustard, and lemon juice in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  5. Line a sheet pan with paper towels and set a wire cooling rack on top. Fry fish sticks a few at a time in hot oil until golden brown, turning once, 2-2 ½ minutes per side. As they’re cooked, transfer fish sticks to the sheet pan and keep warm in the oven.
  6. Finish fish sticks with a spritz from the lemon wedges, if you like, and serve with tartar sauce.

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