Fish Fingers & Baked French Fries

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Serves 2-3

Fish is one of the healthiest 'meat' options, and it's good to have a variety of ways of preparing it that will appeal to the appetites of your loved ones. Here's an easy home-made fish fingers recipe that tastes incredible!

250 gm
fish fillet, cut into thick strips/fingers
(marinate the fish pieces for at least an hour in a quarter tsp each of salt, chilli powder, garlic paste, black pepper and turmeric and the juice of half a lemon)
4-5 tbsp
cooking cream
1 cup
1/4 cup
all-purpose/plain flour
3 tbsp
chopped coriander leaves
2 tbsp
finely grated mozzarella cheese
oil for frying
Ingredients for Baked Fries
1 tbsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper powder
1/2 tsp
red chilli powder
a pinch of garlic powder
a pinch of cumin powder
a pinch of turmeric powder
any other spices/herbs of your preference

Take 3 plates, add the flour into the first, beat the egg with the cream in the second, and put the breadcrumbs into the third.

Add salt, pepper, chopped coriander and grated mozzarella cheese into the breadcrumbs and mix together.

If possible, transfer the fish fillets into the freezer for about 15 minutes before preparing them for frying. The colder the fillets, the firmer they get, thereby giving better results. Dip one fillet piece at a time first into the flour, then into the egg/cream mixture (use a spoon or fork to turn the pieces in the egg/cream for easier handling) and finally roll in the breadcrumbs. Once all are done, heat some oil in a pan and fry on medium heat until both sides are golden brown.

You will know that the fish is ready when it flakes easily when you cut it open with a fork. Fish gets done very quickly so be careful not to over-cook it as it will dry out if you do.

Remove onto some kitchen towels to absorb excess oil. Serve with fries and lemon wedges or a dip of your choice.

Baked Fries

Peel and cut potatoes into strips. Wash and put them in a pan. Cover with water, and bring to a boil for about 2-3 minutes. Drain and blot, then drizzle the oil and sprinkle whatever spices you want plus salt. Toss all together until the oil coats the fries, then spread them out on a lightly greased baking tray. Bake at 180 C for about 15-20 minutes or until fries are crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy inside. Serve hot for best results.

 Enjoy! :)



asw,do we have to deep fry or shallow fry??thanks!

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Shallow fry. :)

Assalamoalaikum can i use margarine or butter instead of cream??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam yes you can use melted butter.

A.a i dont have cooking cream what can i use?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, use heavy/whole milk.

Hi fauzia m ur one biggest fan of ur website just wana ask can we do ths recipe in chicken fillet

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, yes you can. And thank you. :)

Assalam tried this today very delicious have a question can this be baked thks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thanks and yes you can.

Assalam thks for your prompt response can u tell me the right temperature for baking the fish fingers i suppose its 180C for around 25 mins can u plz confirm

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes that is about right, turn them after 10 minutes and then give them another 10 minutes and check if they need the other 5 minutes. Fish cooks fast. :)

i want to make this tmrw,just wanted to ask if we can ommit cream n it fine?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, yes that is fine.

love it

Salaam sister,can the fish be marinaded & left in the freezer till next day & then coat with the breadcrumbs etc.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes that is fine.