Almond-Crusted Fish Sticks

Baked Sweet Potato Fries


  • 1 lb catfish fillets, cut into 1-inch-thick strips
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper, divided
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ¼ cup finely chopped raw almonds
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Season fish with salt and ½ tsp pepper.
  2. Whisk together egg white and water in a shallow bowl. Combine nuts, flour, lemon zest, garlic, and ½ tsp pepper in a second shallow bowl.
  3. Dip fish in egg; dredge in nut mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Place on a wire rack coated with coconut oil cooking spray on a large baking sheet.
  4. Bake 15 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.

Side Dish Ingredients

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, cut into matchstick pieces
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Side Dish Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss together all ingredients in a large bowl. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until sweet potato fries are browned and tender, stirring once.

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