Beer Battered Vegan Fish Sticks

These Vegan Fish Sticks are made with shredded heart of palm dipped in a rich beer batter and served with vegan tartar sauce for an unbelievably good snack. 

Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
5 from 5 votes
Vegan Fish Sticks
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Fish Sticks
Servings: 2
Calories: 766 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Fish Sticks
Beer Batter
  • 2 tablespoon chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/4-1 1/2 cup dark beer
  • about 2 cups cooking oil
Tartar Sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 heaping teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine the ingredients for the tartar sauce and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a food processor combine ingredients for fish sticks. Pulse a few times until ingredients are broken down and well combined. There should still be large chunks.
  3. Shape the heart of palm mixture into 8-10 fish sticks and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, squeezing out excess water. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. To make the beer batter, combine the chickpea flour with water until thick and goopy. Set aside. In a separate bowl combine flour and spices. Mix in chickpea egg. Slowly add beer, about 1/4 cup at a time, while mixing. The batter should be fairly thick but thin enough to evenly coat fish sticks. If your fish sticks are falling apart in the batter, thin it with a little more beer.

  5. Heat oil in a small cast-iron skillet, filling enough so that it's about 1" deep.

  6. Once the oil is hot, coat the fish sticks in the batter 2-3 at a time. With a flat utensil, gently place in hot oil and deep fry for about 2 minutes, flipping halfway in between if necessary.

  7. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  8. Serve immediately with prepared tartar sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Beer Battered Vegan Fish Sticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 766 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 2770mg120%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1725IU35%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.