Panko Fish Sticks
1 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose or whole-wheat flour
4 egg whites, lightly beaten (I have used less egg whites and was fine)
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 1/2 lb grouper or cod, cut into 1 1/4-inch (3 cm) slices
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 400 ˚F (200 ˚C).
In shallow dish, combine panko, paprika and walnuts. In another small dish, place flour. Whisk together egg whites and canola oil in third dish.
Season fish with salt and pepper and brush with Dijon mustard. Dip fish in flour, then egg and oil, and dredge in panko mixture, pressing firmly to coat. Place fish on lightly oiled baking
sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes evenly when tested with fork.
Review: These are delicious and one of our favorite dinner treats. It's the classic meal that takes you back to your childhood but definitely has an adult twist. The pecans just make it even better. The recipe originally called for walnuts, but I'm a pecan girl, not a walnut girl so I switched it up.