Panko Crusted Basa Fish Sticks


Yummy kid (and parent) friendly basa fish sticks! Tilapia would also be a great alternative to Basa.


  • 4 Basa fish fillets, defrosted if frozen 
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher (coarse) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1  1/2 cups of panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil and pour 1 tablespoon of canola oil on the baking sheet and use a silicon pastry brush to spread the oil over the foil.
  2. Prepare breading assembling line – mix flour with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl (this is step 1), whisk eggs with milk in a second shallow bowl (this is step 2) and mix panko with 1 tablespoon of oil in a third shallow bowl (this is step 3).
  3.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Cut each Basa fillet into 4 equal pieces, you will have 16 fish sticks total.
  5. To make the fish sticks – first dip a fish piece in the flour coating evenly, then dip into the egg, finally coat the fish evenly with the panko and then place on the baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining 15 fish sticks.
  6. Place the fish sticks in the oven and bake for 10 minutes on one side, then flip and bake for 10 minutes on the other side. To finish and brown both sides broil for 2 minutes on each side.
  7. Remove from oven and serve with lemon wedges and your favourite dipping sauce – the kids liked good old Heinz 57, my husband and I like Heinz Chili Ketchup kicked up with some Sriracha, or you could try some homemade tartar sauce (posted with my Tilapia Fish Cakes recipe).

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