Spicy Fish Sticks

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Homemade fish sticks are one of my favourites. They are crunchy, spicy and delicious! If you can't take hot food, then skip the step of preparing chilli sauce and make a tartar or remoulade instead to accompany these fish sticks.

  • 2 Cod fillets
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 3 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Chilli, seeded and chopped
  • 1 stalk Spring onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Sweet potato flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • Handful of arugula to serve
  • 1 tsp Szechuan pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp Chilli oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice wine
  • 1 tbsp Light soya sauce
  • 1 tsp Roasted sesame oil
  1. Rinse and pat the fish fillets dry with kitchen paper. Slice the fillets into 3-inch strips. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Dredge the fish strips to coat with sweet potato flour.
  2. Fill a deep skillet half full with oil and heat to 150C/300F. Lower the prepared fish strips and fry until lightly golden. Increase the temperature to 200C/400F and fry for a further 5 seconds. Remove and drain.
  3. Leave a little bit of oil in the skillet and stir in chopped garlic, chilli, spring onion and all the ingredients of the sauce. Return the fish strips to the skillet and gently stir to combine. Serve them on a bed of arugula.


Jenn 5/1/11 14:23

I love finding new fish recipes!! This will definitely be one we try!

Sharmilee! :) 5/1/11 14:27

Looks very new to me, interesting recipe

Nammi 5/1/11 14:27

hi Angie!! Happy new year!!!. Thats a great looking fish dish , love that chilli sauce on top :)

Belinda @zomppa 5/1/11 14:31

Looks perfectly done. Love the hot peppers!

alison 5/1/11 14:33

a perfect recipe to start a new year!i wish you all the best for 2011!

kitchen flavours 5/1/11 14:34

Looks beautiful and delicious! Really appetizing. I would have to use other white fish fillet, as fresh cod is very expensive over here!

Sanjeeta kk 5/1/11 14:40

I like the sauce you used in this recipe. Can try this sauce with some veggie for a tangy dish.

Sharon 5/1/11 14:54

Ooh I love this. I love spicy food too and the sauce looks delicious! I don't know how to cook fish very well so I really like this idea :D

Paul Jennette 5/1/11 14:55

The hotter the better over my way!! Love homemade fish sticks, and I really like the salad. so much better for ya then chips, the standard served over here.

MaryMoh 5/1/11 15:02

Beautiful and healthy fish dish. Like it simple and easy. Love the spiciness there.

Anonymous 5/1/11 15:14

oooo, those look amazing! Nice spin on fish sticks!

Pete 5/1/11 15:40

Ahhh, this would also taste good with Thai chilli sauce

blackbookkitchendiaries 5/1/11 15:40

this recipe sounds really good.. i know my dad would love this dish:) thanks for sharing this with us. have a great day and have a happy new year.

Kitchen Boffin 5/1/11 15:55

OMG! this is just one tempting dish which i cannot resist trying..
boy!wondeful click too..

A Little Yumminess 5/1/11 16:00

these look yummy, crunchy and so delicious!! spicier is better!

My Little Space 5/1/11 16:01

Angie, this is definitely another finger licking good meal! My mouth already watering. LOL! haha.... Thanks for sharing. I think this would be wonderful to serve during the CNY eve dinner. (Miss home?)
Hope you're having a great day.
Cheers, Kristy

Anncoo 5/1/11 16:05

I would like to add extra chilli in this. Looks so delicious :)

Kate @ Diethood.com 5/1/11 16:09

As always, another delicious recipe! I love it! I would be the one to pass on the chili sauce...can't take the heat! :)

Emily Z 5/1/11 16:14

I have never made my own fish sticks - in fact for some unknown reason I barely ever cook with fish. But my husband has been craving fish lately so this might be a good route to take!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 5/1/11 16:14

What an awesome dish! Those fish sticks look extremely paletable.



Barbara 5/1/11 16:27

What a super idea! Love the spicy aspect which will make this a hit with my family.

Faith 5/1/11 16:48

What a great idea, I've never made fish sticks! These look really delicious!

Dishesdone 5/1/11 17:03

I love the heat and spice! Never thought to make homemade, I'm going to have to, they look fantastic!

Roxan 5/1/11 17:07

Angie! The thought of making homemade fish sticks has NEVER crossed my mind before. I've been cutting back on meat lately, but my husband hasn't so fish has been our middle ground. I've been looking for more creative ways of preparing it, so thank you for sharing this with us.

Jeannie 5/1/11 17:15

Mmmm....I love spicy food and this looks just so tasty! I could eat the whole plate for dinner!:D

Pavithra 5/1/11 17:18

Wow SUper yummy Angie.. beautiful shots...

Carolyn 5/1/11 17:57

These look delicious and far better than storebought fish sticks. Love that they have a spicy kick to them!

Cherine 5/1/11 18:39

What a gorgeous dish! Those fish sticks look absolutely delicious!

Heavenly Housewife 5/1/11 18:56

How delicious. I love fish sticks (and I love fish stick sandwiches!) but i have never made my own. Beautifully done, as always.
*kisses* HH

Victor 5/1/11 18:57

You can't believe how much I love fish dishes! I wish I can eat that everyday.

Jennifurla 5/1/11 19:14

I have just recently started loving spicy, this looks great.

Kristen 5/1/11 19:29

Asian fish sticks is brilliant. I don't make fish often enough. There are so many resolutions I still need to make!!

Treat and Trick 5/1/11 19:35

Sounds and looks great! Will add more chili for extra kick. Happy New Year!

tigerfish 5/1/11 20:09

I like spicy food! So let me have some sauce with the fish sticks :)

Priya 5/1/11 20:18

Am drooling here, delicious sticks..

sweetlife 5/1/11 20:51

great sticks, great sauce..love the heat!


Karen 5/1/11 21:03

Fabulous! I've definitely outgrown the fish sticks I used to love as a kid, and this recipe is very much for adult palates. Love the spicy kick. Delish.

Michael Toa 5/1/11 21:09

from the picture I can tell how crunchy those home-made fish sticks must be. And I love the spicy fragrant dressing on the top too. yum.

Krishnaveni 5/1/11 21:15

wow, i bet this dish must be super delicious

Lynda 5/1/11 21:29

Yum, these fish sticks look delicous! I've never tried making my own, so I'm bookmarking your recipe.

Torviewtoronto 5/1/11 22:25

potato flour is a delicious addition looks delicious

Cynthia 6/1/11 00:33

Ouuu, I like it hot :)

Happy New Year.

OohLookBel 6/1/11 01:40

I love this combination of flavours, very Asian and delicious. And the goodness of fish outweighs the frying, doesn't it? :D

Claudia 6/1/11 02:41

I've never made fish sticks, Angie - these look wonderful - I only know about the frozen "stuff." Now I need to be on the look-out for sweet potato flour - have never seen it. I love how it looks on the arugula.


Angie, I'm always inspired when I visit your site! Homemade fish sticks--that is a BRILLIANt idea!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 6/1/11 03:58

These fish sticks look wonderful! I like that you use sweet potato flour instead of regular flour making it friendly for those on a gluten free diet.

noobcook 6/1/11 04:36

beautiful as usual and I love the chilli spice!

Ivy 6/1/11 06:17

I've never heard of sweet potato flour. Must be wonderful.

Christine@Christine's Recipes 6/1/11 14:53

This fish sticks got so many flavours. Love the idea of preparing the sauce.

Anonymous 6/1/11 16:14

These sound excellent, i like the spicy flavors and the sauce!

Kitchen Butterfly 6/1/11 16:47

The fish sticks look delicious Angie. Have a great 2011

aipi 6/1/11 20:32

whoa, what a great looking dish!!

US Masala

A Canadian Foodie 6/1/11 20:56

Creative, delectable and delicious salads or breads - that is Angie. This looks really yummy - spicy is not our thing, but that is easy to leave out.

Joanne 6/1/11 21:57

That crispy crust outside of that kind of squishy fish...the perfect contrast in textures! Delicious.

Anonymous 6/1/11 22:42

Love anything deep-fried, especially it comes with spicy sauce.

Beth 7/1/11 01:43

Your fish sticks look delicious. Wow!

tasteofbeirut 7/1/11 02:36

These fish sticks are easy to make and tasty as well; a far cry from the fish sticks we would get at home, frozen and totally insipid!

Monet 7/1/11 06:06

This looks far better than any plate of fish sticks I've seen! The ingredient list had me drooling...and the pictures won me over! I wish I had a pile of these right now. Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe with me. Sweet dreams, my friend!

Stella 7/1/11 17:52

I love spicy, crunchy fish stick too, Angie! They are treat for this vegetarian sometimes when I'm having a serious meat craving. I will do mine this way next time I can get my hands on some fresh fish. This does look better than any fish stick dish I've ever seen:)

Mary 7/1/11 18:13

What a lovely recipe. I'm even going to try the sauce, though I'll cut back on the chili oil. Mine is hotter than the hinges of Hades and a tablespoon of it would take me to my great reward much sooner than I'm prepared to go. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cake Duchess 7/1/11 18:44

Oh my Angie-these look wonderful! I love the spicy sauce! I have to try this soon. Thank you for sharing!

Ananda Rajashekar 7/1/11 19:19

anything with i'm sold out....this is a bumper :D

Devaki 7/1/11 19:30

Dear Angie - This is so good I had to gulp twice while reading this. I am going to go grocery shopping this weekend and fix this in the next few days. You hit the spot with this one! drool..drool...

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Anonymous 7/1/11 20:53

comfort food...very nice!

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) 7/1/11 23:11

These fish sticks look finger lickin' good, Angie! I could definitely go for one or two, or twelve, right now! Thanks for sharing.

Elin 8/1/11 13:22

Angie...this looks yummilicious but cod is so expensive over here :( so I will just drool and salivating till I get some cod fillets :)

☺lani☺ 8/1/11 14:17

Looks yummy, one of my favorites!
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Food For Tots 8/1/11 16:02

How can I leave the sauce? It's such a great compliment to enjoy your fish sticks. Both are perfect match! ;)

Peggy 8/1/11 17:30

Oh my! These have got to be the best looking fish sticks I've ever seen! Definitely interested in the chili sauce that pairs with them!!

Dimah 8/1/11 18:17

Your pictures are fantastic! and that sounds absolutely delicious!

OysterCulture 10/1/11 04:25

Oh my, you are on a roll as far as I am concerned these fish sticks are not just calling me they're screaming my name.

A Thought For Food 10/1/11 04:54

What a great idea!!! I think fried fish is completely overlooked... but it's one of the best ways to cook fish. And the flavors that you incorporate here really elevate the dish.

Great post!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 12/1/11 01:07

I've never had homemade fish sticks. Must be so much better than the fast food ones and you can control what goes into them, like quality fish and not too much salt. Delicious, Angie!

scrambledhenfruit 12/1/11 04:21

I do love spicy food- that sauce looks great! We're trying to eat fish once a week, and this looks like a great recipe to try. :)

Magic of Spice 12/1/11 20:11

Oh goodness...I so want these for lunch today :)

Bridgett 13/1/11 01:58

These are definitely my kind of fish sticks. I really should make my own for the kids too, not just the spicy adult version but I will be trying these first for myself!

Lauren 28/1/11 14:09

Oh my, so glad I found your blog. I am intrigued by sweet potato flour. Love this.


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