You know what I’ve been jonesing for lately?
Fish sticks. Just good old fashioned, frozen fish sticks. I’ve been longing for the absolute comfort of a plate of Mrs. Paul’s fish sticks. So good, so easy to make.
I am on a low carb diet, so I can’t just hit the frozen food section and pick up some Keto fish sticks. This way of eating is never that simple.
I made my own fish sticks from scratch. Once I set my mind to the task, coming up with a nice crispy low carb fish stick recipe wasn’t so hard after all. You can actually do it in about the same amount of time that it would take you to bake up some Mrs. Paul’s.
Here’s how you do it:
You start by cutting 1 pound of white fish into 1 x 3 inch strips.
Then you add 2 tablespoons oat fiber to a shallow bowl.
Mix together 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons almond milk and add it to another shallow bowl.
Mix together a 1/2 cup ground pork rinds with 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese and add it to a third shallow bowl.
Take a piece of fish and dredge it in the oat fiber. Then dip it into the mayo mixture and coat it in the pork rind mixture.
Add a single layer of fish sticks to an air fryer and spray them with cooking spray. Cook for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F. Use tongs to carefully flip the fish sticks and then cook for another 5 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Or bake the fish sticks on a parchment covered and oiled cookie sheet. Spray the fish sticks with cooking spray and bake for 6 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Carefully flip using a pancake turner and bake for another 6 minutes.
Then mix up some tartar sauce using 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon chopped dill pickles, 1 teaspoon pickle juice and 1/2 teaspoon dried dill.
And you’re done!
Time to enjoy your homemade low carb fish sticks and tartar sauce. It’s a tasty fish dinner with zero net carbs per serving. And you know what they say about low carb fish sticks, don’t you?
You’ll never stop lovin ’em.
Crispy Fish Sticks [Low Carb & Keto]
This recipe for low carb and Keto fish sticks and tartar sauce is a throw back to when you were a kid eating frozen fish sticks. But these new low carb fish sticks have zero net carbs per serving.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 12 fish sticks 1x
- Category: Entree
- Method: Air Fried or Baked
- Cuisine: American
1 pound white fish like tilapia, cod or catfish
2 tablespoons oat fiber (optional)*
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons almond milk or water
1/2 cup (half of a 3.5oz bag) pork rinds, ground into bread crumb sized pieces
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dill pickles, chopped small
1 teaspoon dill pickle juice
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1. Cut white fish into 1 x 3 inch strips.
2. Add oat fiber to a shallow bowl.
3. Mix together 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons almond milk or water and add to a shallow bowl.
4. Grind the pork rinds in a food processor or high powered blender until it’s the consistency of bread crumbs. Mix with grated parmesan cheese and add to a shallow bowl.
5. Take a fish strip and dredge in oat fiber, dip in the mayonnaise mixture and then coat with the pork rind mixture. Repeat with remaining fish sticks.
6. After you coat each fish stick in breading, add it to an air fryer basket or a parchment covered cookie sheet.
7. If using air fryer: Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Add the fish sticks to the basket in a single layer. Spray the fish sticks with cooking spray. Cook for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F. Carefully flip with tongs and then cook for another 5 minutes at 400 degrees F.
8. If baking, add all fish sticks to a large parchment covered cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spray the fish sticks with cooking spray. Bake for 6 minutes at 400 degrees F and then carefully flip using a pancake turner. Bake for an additional 6 minutes until just beginning to flake.
9. Mix up all tartar sauce ingredients and serve with the fish sticks. Fish sticks are best when eaten hot.
*You can skip the oat fiber if you don’t have it, but it helps keep in the moisture as you cook the fish sticks at high heat.
Nutritional Info below is for just the fish sticks. The nutritional info for the tartar sauce is:
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons Servings: 4 Calories: 200 Fat: 22 Carb: 0 Fiber: 0 Pro: 0
- Serving Size: 4 fish sticks
- Calories: 311
- Fat: 19
- Carbohydrates: 5
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 33
Keywords: Low Carb Fish Sticks, Keto Fish Sticks, Paleo Fish Sticks
If you liked this low carb fish recipe, then you might like my recipes for Teriyaki Shrimp Skewers, Seared Scallops in Butter Herb Sauce or Bacon Wrapped Scallops.
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