Easy and delicious fish fingers recipe

Fish fingers is usually a successful way to introduce kids to fish – that crunchy exterior gets them over the line ever so easily – and it’s so simple to make your own using just a handful of ingredients.

Know exactly what every bite of a fish finger contains by making your own. Great value for money (you get a lot more than what you’d get in a box, plus the taste is awesome!) simply choose a firm white fish and you’re on your way. You can even do as I did and choose fillets from the freezer section of the supermarket. Too easy!


600g Blue grenadier fresh or frozen fillets, defrosted
2 eggs
100g fresh breadcrumbs
½ tbs sweet paprika
6 tbs plain flour
salt and pepper
oil for shallow frying


  • Carefully slice each fish fillet into strips a few centimetres wide.

  • Mix together the flour and paprika in a large bowl. Season well with salt and pepper.

  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat the two eggs. In a third bowl, have your breadcrumbs at the ready.

  • Set them up in a line so you dip each piece of fish in the flour, the egg and then a gentle roll in the breadcrumbs.

  • Heat a glug of oil in a non stick pan over medium heat and add the fish pieces. Cook each side until golden brown. Don’t over crowd the pan, instead cook in two batches.

  • Let the fish rest on a bed of paper towel for a minute to drain any excess oil away.

  • Serve warm with vegetables or salad – and don’t forget sauce or mayonnaise to dip. Yum!

Make sure to browse our recipe archives for more great meal ideas and treats to try.




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