This recipe is one that my own Mum used to cook! My brother and I loved these ‘Fish Fingers’!! We had no idea how healthy they were – all we knew was how great they tasted! The best part is they are EASY and FUN for little hands to help make – a great way to involve children in the cooking process.
- 3 medium sweet potatoes (peeled, chopped, steamed and mashed)
- 210g Tin Salmon
- 1/2 cup of feta cheese (chopped or crumbled into small pieces)
- 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon of fresh Chives (finely chopped)
- 1/2 tablespoon of Dill (finely chopped)
- 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup of bread crumbs
- Spray olive oil (for cooking)
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Steam and mash the sweet potatoes and set aside to cool completely (this is important if you wish to freeze an easy meal for the future!). Once the sweet potato has cooled mix in ALL other ingredients except the bread crumbs. Using wet hands, mould the mixture into finger bite sized pieces and then roll in the breadcrumbs to coat (my kids love helping with this part!). Place the rolled pieces in the refrigerator for 5 mins to properly ‘set’ (this will help them keep their shape whilst cooking).
You may wish to freeze some of the mixture now to make future meals (we like to make some fish ‘burger’ patties and then freeze in zip lock bags – you then defrost and fry them in a pan!).
Evenly space the fingers onto some baking paper and generously spray with olive oil.
Bake until golden all over (you may need to turn them a couple of times to even their crispy outside). Serve with some garden salad and mayonnaise dipping sauce (mayonnaise and tomato sauce).
These are also great served cold in the school lunch box…IF you have any leftover from dinner!
We hope you enjoyed this EASY family meal! It is fantastic served cold in the kid’s lunch boxes! Click here to find loads of other great family meal ideas!