Forget frozen fish sticks – I mean FORGET them. These Fish Nuggets with Bang Bang Sauce are so much better, there’s no comparison. Even the most devoted fish sticks fans will love this easy recipe!
You can make these homemade fish sticks in an air fryer too! Also be sure to try our Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets that go so well with Homemade Shoestring French Fries!
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Move Over Fish Sticks. Make Room for Crispy Fish Nuggets!
Here’s a little secret. I’m not the most adventurous eater. In fact, fish is one of the things that I probably like the least. I love shell fish of any kind but fish fish – not so much.
So I have to admit, even when they were done and the boys were shoving them down – I still wasn’t sold. But one bite, literally one bite of these fish nuggets and I was cured of my fish fear too.
Crispy, mild fish nuggets with this Bang Bang sauce that stands up to the name. We used halibut for this recipe which I have decided that I love – but you could also use flounder or tilapia if that’s more available to you.
How to Make Fish Nuggets
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Start by making a breading station for your fish. Flour, eggs and a mixture of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. There’s an acronym that the cooking world uses for this to remember the order. FEB, like the abbreviation for the month of February, for Flour, Eggs, Breadcrumbs, in that order.
Bread the nuggets and get them on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle the nuggets with olive oil or better yet, use an olive oil spray to save a few calories. Also, it coats the food more evenly than just drizzling it on – making it crisp up perfectly!
Even a non-fat cooking spray like Pam will work great, if you’re looking to save some calories. The more even the coating is the better. Since we’ve posted this recipe, we’ve also made these fish nuggets in o0ur air fryer and they came out perfectly! So if you have one, do try these nuggets in it. They are unbelievably crispy!
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes until brown on both sides. Check the nuggets as they are cooking, you might need to flip them over halfway through depending on how they are browning. While the fish nuggets are in the oven you can mix up the super addicting Bang Bang sauce.
Prepare to have your minds blown – both kids and adults will have their plates cleaned in minutes.
Can I Freeze These Nuggets Like Fish Sticks?
Yup! You can freeze these too if you want to make your meals ahead. Just place the frozen nuggets on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes n a 375 degree oven. They’ll be perfectly crispy and ready for you when you want them.
These fish sticks are perfect for meal prepping, especially when seafood is on sale! Stock up on fish when it goes on sale and make a few batches of these homemade fish sticks and freeze them for later! Having dinner ready to go on bust nights is a total win.
Then add in my version of Bang Bang sauce and you’re all set.
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