Homemade fish fingers recipe

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Homemade fish fingers are a healthier and more flavourful twist on your classic fish fingers with a fresh and complementary version of mushy peas.

Homemade fish fingers golden covered in crisp crumb
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  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time55 mins
Total Time1 hours 10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories500 Kcal25%
Fat16 g23%
Saturated Fat5 g25%

Homemade fish fingers are a British childhood staple. 

These fish fingers are a healthier and more flavourful twist on your classic fish fingers with our fresh take on mushy peas, a classic chip shop side. Friday night suppers just got an upgrade that will make captain birds eye obsolete, and make sure your family is eating lots of omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamin D and loaded with lots of low-fat protein.


  • 100g crackers, such as Jacob’s, finely crushed
  • Handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 600g skinless, boneless, thick white fish fillet, cut evenly into 8 fingers (we used cod)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3tbsp sunflower oil
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 30g butter
  • ½ bunch spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 350g frozen petits pois
  • Small handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp capers, roughly chopped
  • Mashed potato, to serve




  1. Heat the oven to 200°C. Mix the crackers with the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Dip each fish piece in the egg, roll in crackers, re-dip in egg, and then re-roll in crackers.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan to a medium high heat and cook the fish fingers for 5 minutes making sure not to overcrowd the pan, turning, until golden brown all over. Bake on a lined baking tray for 10 minutes, with seasoned cherry tomatoes, until cooked through.
  3. For the peas, melt the butter in a pan on medium heat, add the spring onions and garlic, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the peas and 3tbsp water, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mint and capers, then mash lightly with a potato masher and season.
  4. Serve the fish fingers and minty peas with creamy mashed potato, with the roasted cherry tomatoes stirred through it.

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