This homemade fish fingers recipe using cod is a little different from most, in that Rice Krispies are used as a replacement for breadcrumbs. This kids recipe makes a great lunch for little ones, especially once served with the homemade tangy mayo. This recipe uses cod fillet, but you can use any other white fish instead. 

Method
1.
For the mayonnaise, combine the egg yolk, crushed garlic, mustard powder and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk
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Alternative to mayonnaise
If you need an alternative to mayonnaise due to dietary requirements, you can use créme fraîche, sour cream, or yoghurt
2.
Pour the oil in a jug and, whilst whisking the egg mix, gradually add a drop or 2 of oil to the bowl
Room for a little one
Why not get the little ones involved in the mayo making. The children can whisk while the adults pour in the oil, or vice-versa
3.
Slowly add some more of the oil until the mix starts to thicken and emulsify. Then, add the white wine vinegar and whisk
4.
Add the rest of the oil very gradually until it is all incorporated and the sauce resembles a mayonnaise
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If the mayo splits, don't worry - it can be rescued. Simply crack another egg in a separate bowl and whisk until gooey. Gradually pour the split mixture into the beaten egg, whisking continuously
5.
Mix in the lemon juice and chopped chives, set aside
6.
For the Rice Krispie fish fingers, cut the fish into finger-sized portions and set aside
7.
Add the sesame seeds and Rice Krispies to a large bowl. Use your hands to crush into a fine powder - keeping some Rice Krispies whole
Room for a little one
Let the children crush the Rice Krispies and listen out for a cacophony of snap, crackle and pop sounds
8.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg to make egg wash
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Back to school
Egg wash can be explained to children as being a type of food glue; it will keep the Rice Krispies stuck to the fish as it cooks
9.
In another large bowl or plate, pour in the flour and season with paprika and black pepper
10.
Coat the fish in the flour mix, shake to remove any excess. Dip into the beaten egg and then coat in the Rice Krispie/sesame seed mix. Repeat until each piece of fish is coated
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11.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the fish fingers in batches and fry for one and a half to two minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through
12.
Remove the fish from the pan and place on a plate covered with kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil. Serve with the tangy mayonnaise dip
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Ingredients

Fish

  • 1kg of cod, 4 fillets

Mayonnaise dip

  • 105ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp of English mustard powder
  • 1 tsp of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of chives, chopped
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper

Coating

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

554
28%

Sugars

1g
1%

Fat

34g
48%

Saturates

4g
18%

Salt

658mg
11%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
This is a real standout fish fingers recipe from Marcello Tully, as he uses Rice Krispies to coat the fish instead of breadcrumbs

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