Recipe: Fish Fingers

Fish fingers; they’re a staple in most households. Easy to pop in the oven on a school night and full of good-for-you oils, they’re a fast and popular choice. In my childhood, it was all about the frozen fish fingers but I’m not quite ready to turn to Birds Eye just yet. No, we’re making our own.

Home-made fish fingers are far simpler to make than you probably imagine. Not only that, they taste incredible too. What started as a way to start getting fish into our baby’s diet, quickly turned into a chance for us to have a sneaky fish finger sandwich at the same time. Delicious.

Fish Fingers Recipe Baby Led Weaning

Homemade Fish Finger Recipe

You will need:

  • An egg
  • One skinless fillet of firm white fish such as cod or haddock
  • Two pieces of bread made into breadcrumbs
  • 25g plain flour
  • 1tsp oregano
  • Pepper to season


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / Gas mark 4-5 and spray a baking tray with fry-light
  2. Mix the breadcrumbs with 1tsp of oregano and a generous seasoning of pepper
  3. Prepare three seperate bowls; one with flour, one with beaten egg and one with the breadcrumbs
  4. Slice the fish fillet into finger length portions approximately 1.5-2cm wide – be sure to check your fish for bones at this point
  5. Dip each fish finger into the flour, then the egg and finally the breadcrumbs making sure to coat well at each stage
  6. Lay on baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, turning halfway
  7. Enjoy!

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  1. 20th January 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Yummy Neil would love these! (I’m sure Dex would too😂)

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th January 2017 / 6:57 pm

      Pretty sure I enjoyed them the most in this household!!!

  2. 21st January 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I always loved fish fingers as a child but I’m not a great lover of fish itself, I find it so hard to still be able to introduce it into Bear’s diet as I want him to try everything but so far have struggled a bit as fish is something I’m not sure how to cook and we don’t have it. However, I’m definitely trying out this recipe! It looks so easy and great for little hands 🙂 I think we will both love them, and who doesn’t love fish finger butties haha! Xx

  3. 26th January 2017 / 9:16 pm

    These sound delicious! We’re in a bit of a food rut right now and these sound like just the ticket!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      29th January 2017 / 4:15 pm

      They’re so yummy. We’re a bit the same, always eating the same thing so I’m trying to be a little more adventurous with what we put in front of him! Thanks for reading

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