Who trusts what comes out of the freezer cabinets nowadays? Even fish fingers might have a whiff of hay about them for all we know. There’s only one way to be absolutely sure what you’re putting into yours and your children’s mouths, and that’s to make it yourself. From scratch. These Posh Fish Fingers are perfect for such a meal – and they’re very simple to make. Just take some nice fish (in this case, lemon sole), coat them in breadcrumbs and fry in some olive oil (or, if you’re especially virtuous, bake in a hot oven for 10 mins). Served with colourful veggies (tomatoes, broccoli spears, potatoes and a squeeze of lemon for my kids) and this is about the healthiest meal your children will ever eat.
2 lemon sole fillets, sliced into 4cm strips
1 tbsp plain flour
1 large free-range egg, beaten
5-6 tbsp wholemeal breadcrumbs (made from two, slightly stale, bread slices)
2 tbsp olive oil
Cherry tomatoes, steamed broccoli, steamed new potatoes, peas and a lemon wedge, to serve
1. Dust the fish strips in flour, then dip in the beaten egg. Then coat with breadcrumbs.
2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and gently cook the fish fingers, for approx. 10 mins, flipping frequently.
3. Drain on kitchen towel and serve.