Jennifer Garner’s Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Is Fast And Delicious

We tried making Jennifer Garner’s fish sticks recipe and it was so fast, crispy and delicious! 

She has a fantastic Instagram page, but her Pretend Cooking Show takes it to another level. It’s so fun and relatable – she’s not a professional chef, just a mom trying out things in the kitchen. She cooks a variety of foods, some her own recipes and some from chefs like Queen Ina Garten. Here is her Instagram video cooking the fish sticks recipe.

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Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Ingredients:

Jennifer Garner's Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Ingredients on the counter
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  • 1 lb. tilapia
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¾ crushed corn flakes or other similar cereal
  • Vegetable oil

Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Steps:

Jennifer Garner's Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Prep Steps: Fish Fillets and Fish Cut Into Sticks
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Pat the tilapia dry and trim into stick sized pieces. Try to get them as uniform as possible so they cook evenly. 

Jennifer Garner's Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Batter Station with three bowls - one flour, one egg and one breadcrumbs
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Create your batter station by preparing three bowls for coating the fish. In the first bowl, mix the flour, 1 teaspoon of pepper and a few large pinches of salt. In the second bowl, crack an egg and mix with a little water using a fork for your egg wash. And in the third bowl, place the panko bread crumbs and corn flakes. Tip: to smash your corn flakes into small pieces, place them in a small sandwich bag and hit them with a small cup until they are smashed into bits.

Jennifer Garner's Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Batter Station and fish sticks that are completed coated and ready to fry
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To coat your fish pieces, start at the first bowl and coat with the flour mixture. Tap off any excess flour, then dip in the egg mixture. Finally, place in the breadcrumb and corn flake mixture and press to make sure they stick. Place each stick on a plate so they are ready to fry!

Jennifer Garner's Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Frying in Pan
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In a large pan with high sides, preheat ¼ inch of vegetable oil on medium high. Once the oil is hot, carefully place one fish stick in the oil. If you hear a sizzle and see it bubbling, your oil is good! Place another 4-5 fish sticks in your pot, leaving some breathing room. They cook fast! After a minute or two, they will be golden brown on the bottom and you can flip them. Once they are browned on each side, they are finished. 

Jennifer Garner's Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Post-Frying Crumpled Paper Towel Plate
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Prepare a plate to catch the fish sticks once they come out of the oil. Pro-tip: to maintain the most crunch, crumple up paper towels and arrange on a plate. This will absorb the excess oil after frying, without having the fish sticks sit flat in their own grease. They will stay crispy and delicious! Place on the paper towel plate and sprinkle with salt immediately. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Jennifer Garner's Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Finished Fish Sticks on a plate with dipping sauce
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1 thought on “Jennifer Garner’s Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe Is Fast And Delicious”

  1. Jennifer…The Real Housewives of Orange County needs you! With Vicki and Tamra gone, this series is in bad shape. You could be a superstar on this program. Your cooking skills is just another skill you could bring to the show. Please consider being on the O.C.

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