When you have a 2 year old, cooking for them is always a challenge. It is an ever-ending experiment and it is my challenge to make sure I can provide a balanced meal to my daughter. When she started eating solids, I promised myself I would always try to make our meals from scratch. That way it is preservative-free, MSG-free, and I can control our sodium intake.
I always pick up a pack of frozen Cream Dory at the supermarket. White fish is so versatile. I've made it many ways. This time, I'm turning this into Fish Fingers.
Flour + Eggs + Breadcrumbs
Everything is timed in our household. There's always something to do. Preparing dinner starts at 5:30PM and should not take more than an hour to make.
Sometimes (and if I can), I like to divide the work throughout the afternoon, especially on stay-at-home days. Just like today. I'm making Breaded Fish Fingers. I prepared the fish and the breading. Dipped the fish. And then I remembered about the breaded fish fingers you can buy from the frozen sections. Their instructions usually say you can fry them straight from the freezer. I did just that. After dipping and coating the fish finger, I put them in the freezer and when back to playing with SM.
Fifteen minutes before eating time, I pulled out the frozen fish fingers and fried them in 2 batches.
When the fish were done, I transferred them to a paper-lined serving plate. The napkin paper absorbs the extra oil. And the lemon juice was just the finishing touch.
Fried Breaded Fish Fingers + a Homemade Horseradish Sauce. Yummy!
BREADED FISH FINGERS
- 1 pack Cream Dory / 3 whole fish fillets, cut in 2 inches slice
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1-2 cups flour with salt and pepper
- 1-2 cups breadcrumbs
- Frying oil
- Juice of 1 Lemon
Prepare the fish in slices. Prepare 3 bowls: 1 for the flour which has salt and pepper mixed in, 1 for the beaten eggs, and 1 for the breadcrumbs. First, dip the fish in the flour, then the eggs, and then the breadcrumbs. Make sure everything is well-coated. You can put them in the freezer or you may fry directly. Heat the oil in a large pan. Fry the fish in batches until they turn golden brown. This will be quick. When done with frying, transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle with lemon juice. Serve hot. Enjoy with a sauce or as is.