Fried Lemon Pepper Salmon Sticks with Old Bay Blue Cheese
For the Salmon Sticks:
1 lb (450g) salmon fillets, skinless
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil, for frying
For the Old Bay Blue Cheese Sauce:
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cut the salmon fillets into long, thin strips resembling fish sticks.
In a shallow dish, combine the flour, lemon pepper seasoning, and salt.
Dip each salmon strip into the beaten eggs, ensuring it is fully coated.
Roll the egg-coated salmon strip in the seasoned flour mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Repeat with the remaining salmon strips.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan or skillet over medium-high heat. The oil should be about 2 inches deep.
Carefully add the coated salmon strips to the hot oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Fry for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Flip the sticks halfway through cooking to ensure even browning.
Once cooked, transfer the fried salmon sticks to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
For the Old Bay Blue Cheese Sauce, in a small bowl, combine the crumbled blue cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning, and black pepper. Mix well until smooth and creamy.
Serve the Fried Lemon Pepper Salmon Sticks hot with the Old Bay Blue Cheese Sauce on the side for dipping.