There are so many things you can do with a good old fish finger.

Sarnies, with chips and peas, or simply as a delicious snack with a dip of your choice, these versatile fishy fingers will go further than you think. This easy recipe from BBC is the perfect way to make your favourite fish finger dish from scratch. There’s nothing better than sitting down on a Saturday night with the ultimate comfort meal of a fish finger sandwich, or feed the kids with theses healthier versions of their favourite meal. However you choose to eat them is up to you, but we know that this recipe will not disappoint.


  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten
  • 50g/1¾oz golden breadcrumbs (if not available, substitute with 30g/1oz fresh white breadcrumbs mixed with 20g/½oz easy-cook polenta)
  • 500g/1lb2oz thick skinless white fish fillets
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • frozen peas, to serve
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put the flour in a strong freezer bag and season with salt and black pepper. Pour the beaten egg into a shallow dish. Put the breadcrumbs (or breadcrumb and polenta mixture) in a separate shallow dish.
  2. Gently toss each fish piece in the seasoned flour bag until evenly coated, then dip into the beaten egg then the breadcrumbs until evenly coated. Put the prepared fish pieces on a plate.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep heavy-based frying pan until a breadcrumb sizzles and turns brown when dropped into it. Add the fish fingers carefully and fry for 5–6 minutes, turning occasionally until golden brown and crisp on all sides. (You may need to do this in batches.) Remove the fish with a spatula and drain on kitchen paper.
  4. Bring a pot of water to the boil, and cook the frozen peas for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Drain.

Feature image: BBC