How long to fry fish sticks

Fish sticks are fried in a pan for 5-7 minutes, semi-finished sticks – 2.5 minutes on each side over medium heat, without defrosting.

In a deep fryer, frying fish fingers (both fresh and semi-finished) will take 3 minutes.

In the oven, it is necessary to fry the fish fingers at a temperature of 200 degrees for 20 minutes.

How to fry semi-finished fish fingers

Frozen semi-finished fish fingers – 8-12 pieces, depending on the size of the sticks and the frying pan
Vegetable oil – 3 tablespoons

How to fry semi-finished fish fingers
1. Heat the frying pan, pour oil.
2. Arrange frozen fish fingers so that they do not touch.
3. Depending on the size, fry for 3 minutes over medium heat without a lid.
4. Turn the fish fingers over and fry for another 2 minutes until golden brown.

Fuss facts about semi-finished sticks

How to choose fish sticks

1. Fish sticks are made with the addition of flour to the breading, but sometimes they are also added to minced meat. Therefore, if the taste of fish sticks is similar to bread, there is very little fish in the product.

2. The sticks may have different consistency after frying. If the sticks have fallen apart or softened, the composition has the wrong balance of breading and fish.

3. Read the composition: the manufacturer of a quality product does not need to hide what kind of fish the sticks are made from. At the same time, keep in mind that the concept of “minced fish” includes trimmings from fish production or a substandard product.

4. In the package, the sticks should not be frozen to each other. If the sticks are frozen, most likely they were subject to defrosting, which means that their storage conditions were violated.

5. After frying, high-quality sticks on the cut will be white.

6. The more carbohydrates in fish sticks, the less fish they contain, since fish contains practically no carbohydrate. Accordingly, since fish is a protein product, when comparing different packages of sticks, pay attention to the sticks with the highest protein content.

How to serve fish sticks
Fried fish sticks can be sprinkled with grated hard cheese, herbs and served with sauce (yogurt and sour cream based sauces are especially suitable).

How to fry fish sticks in batter

Cod or pollock fillet – 600 grams
Egg – 3 pieces
Flour – 1 cup
Breadcrumbs – 2 cups
Sunflower oil
Salt, ground black pepper – to taste

How to cook fish sticks in batter
1. Cut the edges of the cod fillet with a sharp knife. Cut the fish first in half lengthwise and then across into strips-sticks 2.5 centimeters thick.
2. Pour a glass of flour into one plate with salt and pepper to taste. In the other – 2 cups of breadcrumbs. And in the third lightly beat 3 eggs with a fork.
3. Roll each stick first in flour. If the layer is too thick, shake off the excess. Then dip in egg and breadcrumbs.
4. Lay foil on a baking sheet and spread fish fingers on it so that they do not touch each other. Cover the top with another layer of foil and put the baking sheet in the refrigerator for half an hour.
5. Heat up a frying pan with the addition of sunflower oil, place the fish fingers also at a distance from each other and fry for 2 minutes on each side, then continue cooking for another couple of minutes.
6. From the pan, transfer the sticks to paper towels so that they absorb excess fat. Put the finished dish in a separate plate, garnish with herbs or serve as a side dish.

When preparing homemade fish sticks, you can add grated cheese to the breading, and chop the fish and mix with mashed potatoes, and then form rectangular sticks from this mass.