The breading for these homemade tilapia fish sticks has a unique twist- the bread crumbs or panko are combined with ground coconut. Lightly seasoned, this dish will go over well with kids.
Mix the eggs, garlic, salt, and pepper in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add the tilapia fillets and gently coat in the egg mixture. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes, or overnight in the refrigerator.
Combine the breadcrumbs, coconut, and parsley in a shallow dish.
Prepare a baking sheet lined with Gefen Parchment Paper and preheat the oven to 450°F.
Coat a fillet in the breadcrumbs and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with all the fish. Spray generously with cooking oil spray and bake for 10 minutes, turning once midway. After cooking, brown the fish by broiling for 60-90 seconds, while watching carefully. Serve immediately.