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Can I freeze fish sticks?

Yes. Fish sticks are perfect to prepare in advance, to freeze, and cook later. To prevent them from sticking to each other, it is better to freeze fish sticks on a tray lined with parchment first, and then put them in an airtight freezer bag after they are completely frozen.

You can also freeze them after cooking but they taste better if you freeze them uncooked.

What is white fish?

White fish is a mild-flavored fish with less fat content. Some kinds of white fish are pollock, cod, catfish, flounder, grouper, haddock, halibut, pollock, snapper, sole, and tilapia.

Which dipping sauce goes well with fish sticks?

There is no special sauce to serve with fish sticks and almost all dipping sauces go well with them, such as tartar sauce, BBQ sauce, ketchup, ranch dressing etc.

#Air Fryer

Parmesan Crusted Fish Sticks Air Fryer Recipe

Category:Main dish
Cook Time:12 minutes
Prep Time:20 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 423

This homemade fish sticks recipe is so easy and delicious that it will be the most favorite dish of your home!

Tags: Air fryer fish sticks

Parmesan Crusted Fish Sticks Air Fryer Recipe

Fish sticks, also called fish fingers in the United Kingdom, are a processed food made with white fish breaded, and traditionally cooked by grilling, frying, or deep frying. It is one of the most popular foods in the frozen food section of a grocery store or supermarket. They are so enjoyable to eat so it is important to be able to make these fish sticks at home to avoid the harmful effects of processed foods.

Fish stick recipe below is so easy and delicious that you will forget the store-bought frozen fish sticks, and enjoy homemade fish sticks without worrying about the risks arising from processed foods.

You will make fish sticks in the air fryer with the recipe below. To make them in the air fryer is much easier than baking and frying. It is also healthier especially compared to deep frying. At the end when the fish sticks are cooked, you will not worry about cleaning up the oil splattered kitchen as well since you will not have any splatters around.

So, a quick, easy, and delicious dish is waiting for you below. You will make it with pleasure and enjoy it with peace in mind!


  • 2 pounds white fish filets

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • Olive oil spray


  1. Preheat the air fryer by selecting the “Fish” function and adjusting the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up.

  2. Cut the fish filets into 3 ½-inch pieces, pat dry with a paper towel, and season with salt and black pepper.

  3. Mix the parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs in a bowl.

  4. Add mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, black pepper, Dijon mustard, and Cajun seasoning to another bowl, and mix them.

  5. Dip fish pieces in mayonnaise mixture, and then coat well in parmesan and breadcrumb mixture.

  6. Open the air fryer and lightly grease the basket with olive oil spray.

  7. Arrange the fish sticks in the basket in a single layer, mist lightly with olive oil spray, and close the air fryer.

  8. Set the timer to 12 minutes and press the “Start/Pause” button to start frying.

  9. Cook the fish sticks until they are golden brown and crispy by turning halfway through cooking.

  10. When cooked, the fish sticks onto a serving platter.

  11. Serve warm with your preferred dipping sauce.

  12. Enjoy your delicious parmesan-crusted fish sticks!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
16.3 grams
19.8 grams
42.9 grams
130 milligrams
429 milligrams
0.9 grams

    You can serve fish sticks along with any dipping sauce and the French fries which are made in the air fryer, too. Green salad will also go great with fish sticks and could be an option with less calories than French fries.