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Homemade fish fingers and baked fries recipe

Fish fingers and chips is an easy dinner and always popular with hungry kids. Make homemade fish fingers with salmon fillets and serve with homemade fries. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 4 red potatoes, large
  • 1 tbsp rice bran oil + 2 tsp extra
  • 4 salmon fillets (preferably the long, narrow ones), cut into 'fingers'
  • 3 wholemeal bread crusts
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt


Preheat oven to 220°C or 200°C fan-forced.

Cut potatoes into chip shapes. Toss the chips in 2 teaspoons rice bran oil - just enough to coat them but not drench them or the chips will be soggy. Place on baking paper on a baking tray. Bake for about 30 minutes. 

Chop the bread crusts in a food processor to make crumbs.

Beat egg with Dijon mustard.

Dip salmon pieces in the egg mixture then in the breadcrumbs.

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and cook until golden. If pan gets a little dry, add a dash more oil.

Remove chips from oven when golden and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with the salmon and salad or steamed veggies.


  • You can make your own aioli to serve with the fish fingers. Use a stick blender to mix 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 egg yolks and 1 tsp salt. Continue pulsing stick blender as you add 1 cup of olive oil in a very slow drizzle until it's all combined and thickened and a lovely, creamy colour. Stir in 1 tablespoon water, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tsp dijon mustard. Serve.
  • This recipe was created by Alana House for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Alana at Housegoeshome and on Twitter.

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