Recipe – Healthy fish fingers and chips

If your baby loves fish and chips but you’re feeling a bit guilty about feeding them deep fried food, this home-made healthy alternative is perfect.

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Ingredients

Fish (based on baby food goddess Annabel Karmel’s recipe):

  • 100g of white fish (cod, plaice, sea bream, sea bass)
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 1-2 slices of bread
  • 1 egg
  • tablespoon of cheese
  • tablespoon of fresh herbs (parsley, coriander or dill work well)

Chips:

  • 2 potatoes
  • a drizzle of olive oil

Method (Preheat the oven to 200C):

1. Peel and slice your potatoes into chip shapes.

2. Bring to the boil in a pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Drain well and turn them into a dish so they’re spread out. Pour over the olive oil and toss.

4. Bake in a pre-heated oven until golden for about 40 mins. Turn them half way.

5. With about 15 mins left to go, slice your fish into fingers (buy the fish without skin otherwise you’ll need to de-skin. Unless you’ve got white-skinned plaice which you can leave).

6. Sprinkle your flour on a plate.

7. Beat an egg in a bowl and line it up next to the flour.

8. Whizz your bread, cheese and herbs in a good processor and lay on a plate next in line.

9. Heat a small dollop of oil in a frying pan to a medium heat.

10. Pat your fish piece in the flour to lightly cover, dunk in the egg and then roll in the breadcrumbs before putting it in the frying pan. Repeat for all the fish.

11. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side…then serve with the chips.

My baby likes steamed broccoli or carrots with these but choose your favourite vege.

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