Ever since they were invented in 1955 by Clarence Birdseye, fish fingers have been a great food for kids. Not are they only bursting with omega-3, which is great for your child’s brain development, but they are also quick, easy and inexpensive to make.
Although there are fish fingers and there are fish fingers, the latter being significantly classier than the frozen supermarket options. This delicious homemade fishfingers recipe is a great way to introduce your little one to fish.
125g breadcrumbs, 400g white fish fillets, 2 tablespoons of lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of dried tarragon or parsley, 2 tablespoons of plain flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 egg
* Cut the fish into strips of 1cm wide.
* Mix the breadcrumbs with the lemon zest, salt and tarragon.
* Evenly coat the fish strips with the flour.
* Beat the egg and dip the fish into the egg.
* Roll the fish over the breadcrumb mix so they are well covered and evenly spread.
* Heat the olive oil at a medium heat and when hot add the strips of fish and fry for 4-5 minutes on both sides.
* Once they are a golden brow colour, remove from the pan and place on a piece of kitchen paper to soak up some of the oil.
* Serve with either mashed potato, or potato wedges and peas.
This dish serves four.