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Double Dipped Fish Sticks

Double Dipped Fish Sticks

Years ago, I watched a celebrity chef cook up double dipped fried chicken. It looked so good! Since then, I've always been tempted to try double dipped fish sticks. I finally tried it, it worked, and man oh man, were these fried fish sticks full of crunch and flavor.

My new recipe will show you how tasty a buttermilk and cornmeal batter can be. And, then you can learn to make a homemade tangy tartar sauce with lots of sweet relish and fresh dill. Plus, I insert a popsicle stick as holders, into the fish fillets making them a lot of fun to eat. But beware, if the kids in your life get a taste of this, you'll be fishing everyday!

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Double Dipped Fish Sticks (serves 4)

2 pounds fresh yellowtail fillets cut into candy bar sizes

1 bag of popsicle sticks

Grape seed oil for frying

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup corn meal

2 cups buttermilk

Kosher salt

Coarse black pepper

6 tablespoons mayonnaise

4 tablespoons sweet relish

½ lime juiced

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill

½ cup finely diced onion

Start Making These Double Dipped Fish Sticks

1. Start by making the tartar sauce, combine the mayonnaise, relish, pinch of salt and pepper, lime juice, dash of Worcestershire sauce, and mix. Now add the diced onion and a pinch of salt and pepper onto that. Mix again and refrigerate.

2. Next, prepare the frying station by adding buttermilk to a dredging bowl. And then adding all purpose flour and corn meal combined, into another dredging bowl. Don't forget to season both the buttermilk and flour with a pinch of salt and pepper.

3. Finally, the moment you've been waiting for, start inserting the popsicle sticks into each fillet of fish.

4. Now, place ½ – ¾ inch of oil into a frying pan and begin heating the oil to frying temperature to around 375F.

5. One-at-a-time, dredge each fish stick with buttermilk, then dredge into the dry flour mixture. Then again, back into the buttermilk and the flour. Now, add the fish stick into the hot oil. Remember only fry a few sticks at a time so that you don't drop the oil temperature too much. Finally, fry until golden brown on both sides, and then serve with the tartar sauce. Enjoy!

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I'm a fisherman and a cook, and I love to do both. My name is Yanni and welcome to my website, Fisherman's Belly. Here, using your fresh fish and everyday ingredients, you can learn to cook hand-crafted easy fish recipes. 

See you on the water and in the kitchen. Yanni

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