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Apr 9 / JW

Crispy Baked Fish Fingers


These fish fingers are in honour of my mom, who lovingly made a daily effort at feeding three obnoxious (but really cute) children.  Now she didn’t really “cook” per se, but one thing she made for us regularly was fish sticks, and dang I love them. But, sadly I realize now that they may not be the most nutritionally dense food out there, so here is my recipe for crunchy, yummy, action packed fish fingers that are fun for the whole family.

Mix one egg with some buttermilk (or regular milk) in a shallow dish.  In a separate dish, add panko bread crumbs and season to your hearts content(I added a little cajun seasoning).

Take your fish fillets(I’m using pink ling) and cut into about 1/2 inch slices(make sure you cut against the grain ). Now chuck them all into the egg mix, then carefully take them out a couple at a time and roll in the breadcrumbs.

Note: Sadly my fingers were too messy to take pictures of this part, but I’m sure you’ll get it.

Next, place on a tray lined with foil/baking paper/ a silicone mat. If using foil, using a little olive oil spray on the surface.

Bake at 180C for about 25 minutes or until brown and crispy. You may want to check half way through to make sure they aren’t sticking. remove, cool slightly and serve with your favourite aoli(or ahem, tomato sauce(ketchup) if you must).

Fish Fingerlicious

Here’s the Recipe:

Crispy Baked Fish Fingers


  • 5 Fillets of firm white fish(Pink Ling for example)
  • 1 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • Salt, Pepper, and Cajun Seasoning

Cooking Directions

  1. Cut each fillet into about 3 pieces, against the grain.
  2. Mix egg and buttermilk together and place in shallow bowl. Put breadcrumbs in separate bowl.
  3. Season egg and breadcrumbs with salt and pepper and any other spices you like
  4. Put fish into egg mix, then take a few pieces at a time and put in breadcrumbs. Coat evenly.
  5. Place onto baking tray lined with a non stick surface(silicone mat, foil with non stick spray, etc)
  6. Bake on 180C for about 25 minutes or until golden.
  7. *Check halfway through to make sure they aren\'t sticking.


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  1. Emily / Apr 9 2011

    Ooh, looks delicious!

    • JW / Apr 9 2011

      Thanks Emily!

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