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Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce (Whole30, Paleo and Kid-Friendly)

There are few meals my kids squeal with excitement over – fish sticks and tartar sauce is one of them. Verbatim last night from my 5-year old daughter, “MOM! (SQEEEEEEEEE) it’s about time, I’ve been waiting for those fishy sticks! They are my favorite dinner ever!”
So needless to say, it’s not necessary to add a kid-friendly option to this blog post.  I serve the fish sticks with Jackson’s potato chips (which I fully understand, are not Whole30 compliant) and a dill pickle for the kids, and for the adults, same #FoodFreedomForever.


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Recipe adapted from: Macnifique


Fish Sticks

  • 1.5lbs cod
  • ¾ cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small lemon for garnish, cut into quarters

Tartar Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons dill pickle, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon capers, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a wide shallow dish mix together the ground almonds, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Rinse and then dry your pieces of fish.
  • Place fish onto a chopping board and cut into evenly sized long portions.
  • Place a few pieces at a time into the ground almond crumbs and coat evenly.
  • Place the well coated pieces of fish onto the baking sheet.
  • Repeat the process until all pieces of fish are evenly coated.
  • Once the fish sticks have been coated, place the baking sheet in the oven, bake for 20-25mins.
  • Let cool for 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve with tartar sauce.

For the tartar sauce

  • Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Serve with fish sticks.
  • Lasts 1 week in the refrigerator.



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