One of my son’s favourite foods is fish. As a mum this pleases me very much. It is often very difficult in this junk food laden world to help kids to eat a healthy meal. It’s why I’m pleased Ted enjoys his fish meals. I have to be honest Ted is not so keen on vegetables but he will eat fish. Therefore I’m always trying to think of new meals to feed my little family.
It makes life so interesting when we eat different dinners. In the past I have used flaxseed as a breadcrumb replacement for fish fingers. I felt it was time for a change so I decided to try a new recipe. I have never used oats before so I thought it would make a nice change. Plus I felt adding seeds to this crumb would make it even tastier. The results were delicious and one we will be eating again.
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- Blender or Nutribullet
- Food processor
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Baking trays x 2
- Oats x 6 – 8 tablespoons
- Flaxseed x 2 tablespoons
- Pumpkin seeds x 2 tbsps
- Cod or Basa fillets x 600g
- Egg x 1
- Potatoes x 800g (preferably Maris Pipers)
- Olive oil x 4 tbsps
- Garlic granules x 2 tsps
- Salt and pepper to your tastes
- Peas or salad to serve
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
- Peel the potatoes and cut them lengthways.
- Put the cut potatoes into a bowl of water for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile make grind the oats and seeds in the blender or nutribullet.
- Set these ingredients to one side.
- Cut the basa or cod fillets into chunks and put them into the food processer.
- Add an egg and blend these ingredients together.
- Once blended together remove the blade and divide into four equal parts.
- Each part will make two or three fish fingers.
- Wet your hands and roll the mixture between your palms until it forms a fish finger shape.
- Next roll the fish finger in the oat and seed mixture.
- Place it onto a clean plate and continue with the rest of the mixture until it forms 8 to 12 fingers.
- Put the plate into the refrigerator until you need to cook them.
- Drain the chips through the colander over the sink.
- Leave to drain for 5 minutes in the colander.
- Put the oil into a small bowl and add the garlic granules.
- Mix these ingredients together.
- Put the chips onto a clean tea towel or kitchen towel and dry as much as possible.
- Then place the chips onto a baking tray.
- Mix the oil and garlic granules again and pour over the chips.
- Toss the chips in the oil and make sure they are spread evenly across the base of the tray.
- Put the chips into the oven and cook for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- After 15 minutes remove the fish fingers from the fridge and place them on a baking tray.
- Brush a little bit of oil over each of the fish fingers.
- Put the second baking tray into the oven and cook for about 15 minutes.
- While these are in the oven cook the peas or make a salad.
- Finally serve and enjoy.
Seeded Oat Fish Fingers and Garlic Chips was a hit with my husband Howard and myself. Sadly my son Ted wasn’t so keen. Ted said he didn’t love them but he didn’t dislike them either. Howard, on the other hand, was a big fan. Which is quite unusual as he normally doesn’t like fish. As normal though one of my family members loved it and one wasn’t so keen. I can’t win so I give up. I loved them and I think everyone should try these fish fingers!!! You could make these in advance and freeze them. Also I had these as leftover for lunch the next day and they were just as tasty as the evening before. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx