Home Made Fish Fingers

Fish Fingers

Finger food is always a winner with kids – whether they eat it is another matter! If the flaky texture of portioned crumbed fish isn’t what your little one wants for now, give these home made fish fingers a go!

This recipe will give you a large batch for you to freeze – so all you have to do is thaw and cook.


800g White fish, skin and bones removed, roughly chopped

150g Breadcrumbs (see Options)

2 – 3 Tbs Spelt flour – any flour will work fine here

2 Tbs Herbs: Chive and parsley roughly chopped

2 – 3 Egg whites

Zest of 1 lemon

Olive oil or coconut oil for frying


  • Line a tray approx. 28 x 19 cm with cling film – ensure there is lots of excess to wrap over the top of the fish
  • Add your fish, herbs and lemon zest to your food processor and pulse until smooth
  • Press the fish mixture into your tray, cover with the excess cling film and pop into the fridge to firm up
  • Tip out onto a chopping board and slice into fingers
  • Dip your fish fingers into egg white then dip into bread crumbs – you can now either store them in lined tupperware for the freezer with baking paper between each layer or it’s time to cook them!
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and then add a couple of fish fingers. Cook for a couple of minutes on both sides. Add more oil as necessary.
  • Serve with a slice of lemon and home made tomato sauce, greens and mini roast potatoes

Fish Fingers being made

Fish Fingers

Fish Fingers Floured

Fish Fingers Crumbed

Options: Crumbing: If you don’t have breadcrumbs there are lots of other alternatives – almond meal (ground almond), quinoa flakes, wholegrain flour, shredded coconut – you may have other ideas too?

How kids can help

  • Fish can be a bit off putting to kids with it’s slimy like texture so get them involved, if they are old enough they can help cut up the fish using a pair of scissors
  • Cutting up herbs with scissors
  • Zesting the lemon
  • Spreading the fish mixture out into the tray
  • Crumbing the fish – messy but fun!

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