Cod Sticks with Simple Tartar Sauce

Cod sticks are great for kids and adults alike! This delicious pan-fry recipe has food on the table in under 20 minutes.

Cod Sticks with Simple Tartar Sauce

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Protein: Fish / Seafood
Cut: Cod
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Course: Main Course, Meal Prep
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes


Cod Sticks

  • 3 ea ButcherBox Cod Fillet thawed and dried thoroughly
  • 2 ea eggs whisked
  • ½ c tapicoa flour
  • tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¾ c gluten free bread crumbs
  • ½ c avocado oil preferred oil: Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil

Simple Tartar Sauce

  • 1 c mayonnaise preferred mayo: Primal Kitchen Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp dill relish


  • Set up three dishes for S.B.P (standard breading procedure). First dish: flour, salt and pepper, second dish: whisked eggs and third dish: bread crumbs.
  • Pour avocado oil into a cold sauté pan. Place on medium heat.
  • Cut cod fillets into 4-5 "sticks", cut against grain. Dredge dried cod sticks in the prepared S.B.P dishes.
  • Once oil is hot begin pan-frying cod sticks approximately 4 minutes per side.
  • Serve with simple tarter sauce or just a squeeze of lemon.

Simple Tarter Sauce

  • Combine mayonnaise and relish together.


The cooking technique being used is called pan-frying.  This dry-heat cooking method uses a moderate amount of oil.  There should be enough oil in the sauté pan that when the item is placed in the pan it is covered one-third to one-half  of the way with oil.  So depending on the size pan you use you may need to add or decrease the amount of oil to properly pan-fry the cod sticks.
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