Crispy cod nuggets with sweet potato wedges

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Crispy cod nuggets with sweet potato wedges, fish fingers recipe
Crispy cod nuggets with sweet potato wedges, fish fingers recipe
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

    plus chilling
  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Your family will love these homemade fish fingers - and using sweet potato instead of normal chips is a much healthier option.


  • 4 pieces skinned cod fillet, cut into chunks
  • 30ml (2tbsp) plain flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 100g (4oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 15ml (1tbsp) honey
  • Sunflower oil, for shallow-frying
  • Soured cream and chive dip and lemon wedges, to serve

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  1. Coat each piece of cod in flour then dip in beaten egg and coat in breadcrumbs. Cover and chill in the fridge for 20 mins. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F, gas mark 6).
  2. 2 Heat the olive oil in a roasting tin for 3-4 mins then add the sweet potato. Roast for 20 mins, turning once. Brush with honey and return to the oven for 10 mins until tender and golden.
  3. Heat the sunflower oil in a heavy-based frying pan and fry the fish nuggets for 2-3 mins on each side until golden. Drain on kitchen paper. Serve with the potato wedges, dip and lemon.

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Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 480(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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