clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Vegan “Fish” (Hearts of Palm) Sticks

  • Author: Cara Reed
  • Yield: 12 sticks 1x


These have a softer bite than the typical fish stick, but these vegan Hearts of Palm sticks are packed with flavor. Even your kids will love them!



Hearts of Palm filling:

  • 1 (14 oz) can hearts of palm (usually comes with 6), drained on a layer of paper towels
  • 1/4 c. gluten-free breadcrumbs (I like gluten-free panko crumbs)
  • 1 tsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Gluten Free Breading:

  • 1 c. gluten-free breadcrumbs (I like gluten-free panko crumbs)
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat a medium skillet with 2 Tbsp. oil to 350 degrees. Make sure your oil is hot prior to placing your breaded sticks into the skillet.
  2. With a food processor, pulse the hearts of palm just until it is shredded. Pour into a bowl and stir in the gf breadcrumbs, seasonings, and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. In a shallow bowl, mix together the breading ingredients.
  4. Using a scant two tablespoons amount, shape the hearts of palm mix into a “fish stick” shape. Gently dip into the breading and coat completely.
  5. Add to the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned (not burnt). Place on a paper towel-lined plate and season to preference.
  6. Repeat until each stick has been cooked. You might need to add more oil if needed.


To bake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place breaded sticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20+ minutes or until sides are nicely browned.
Serve with store-bought tarter sauce or to make homemade: Per 1/4 c. vegan mayo, add 1 tablespoon relish.
Eat immediately.


  • Serving Size: 2 sticks
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 425mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg