How to make fish fingers

Learn how to skin fish and breadcrumb fillets to serve as crisp golden fingers- it's a good recipe for cooking with children, too.

Points to remember

  • To skin the fish, hold the tail end of the fish and make an incision. Ease the flesh up a little. Use a small amount of salt to help grip the fish. Slide the blade along to remove the flesh from the skin.
  • Cut the fish into chunky strips.
  • Set up three dishes, one with flour, one with egg and the final one with breadcrumbs.
  • Dip the fish in flour, shaking off the excess.
  • Next dip it in beaten egg, again shaking off the excess.
  • Finally dip the fish into the dried breadcrumbs then lay it on a greased baking sheet.
  • Repeat with all the fish chunks.
  • Oven cook or fry the fish fingers until golden and cooked through, turning once during cooking time.