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Easy, tasty little fish fingers

This simple fish fingers recipe is perfect for little hands to help with. It’s an easy, quick meal that’s both delicious and nutritious, making it an excellent way to introduce children to cooking and healthy eating.
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • 450g white fish fillets (cod or haddock), skinless and boneless
  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 150g breadcrumbs (wholemeal or panko for a healthier option)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Olive oil or sunflower oil for frying

Prepare the Fish:

  • Cut the fish fillets into finger-sized strips (about 2 cm wide). Ensure an adult handles the knife to keep things safe.

Set Up the Breading Station:

  • Place the flour on a plate and season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl.
  • Place the breadcrumbs on another plate, mixing in the paprika if using.

Coat the Fish Fingers:

  • Dip each fish strip into the flour, ensuring it’s fully coated. Shake off any excess.
  • Next, dip the floured fish strip into the beaten egg.
  • Finally, roll the fish strip in the breadcrumbs until fully covered. Repeat with all the fish strips.

Cook the Fish Fingers:

  • Heat a generous amount of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. An adult should supervise this step.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the fish fingers to the pan. Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove the fish fingers from the pan and place them on a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain any excess oil.

Serve:

  • Serve the fish fingers hot with a side of peas, sweetcorn, or a fresh salad, and perhaps some homemade tartar sauce or a squeeze of lemon.
Per serving
  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Salt: 0.5g

In this recipe:

Cooking can be a fun and educational activity for children, allowing them to learn about different ingredients, develop fine motor skills, and discover new tastes.

Learning About Ingredients: Children can learn about different types of fish and the nutritional benefits they offer, such as being a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. This recipe can encourage children to try new foods and flavours. Paprika adds a mild spice, and different breadcrumb types can alter the texture.

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