2 pounds 1 1/2-inch-thick halibut fillets (i used alaskan cod)
1 package panko (Japanese breadcrumbs – and i didnt end up needing a whole package)
finely chopped fresh parsley
finely grated lemon peel
3 large egg whites (i got by with 2 – i think i used less fish than the recipe calls for)
1/4 cup dark beer (we used Shiner)
Cut fish into rectangular sticks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine next 5 ingredients in large bowl.
Whisk egg whites and ale in medium bowl. Add fish to ale mixture and turn to coat; shake off excess, then turn fish in panko mixture to coat all sides.
Heat 3 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of fish sticks. Cook until golden and just opaque in center, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining fish sticks, adding more oil to skillet as necessary. Transfer fish to paper towels; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with french fries and sorta-slaw.