Crispy cod nuggets with sweet potato wedges

(46 ratings)
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 200ºC (400ºF, 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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Made these for my one year old who is becoming a pickier eater by the day and he loved them! It did make a mess of my kitchen though.... I also added lemon pepper to the breadcrumbs for flavor.

Robert Bain

Took around 20 min's to prep god knows what others where doing that took longer. and was not too messy lets just hope its nice when its cooked :P lol

Carly Marie Stratton

might be a bit mess but a good one to get the kids to help make

Eileen Henderson

This recipe was a success, yes its messy and takes time but thats the joy of making a home cooked meal instead of something pulled out of the freezer. My son who is 22 months absolutely loved the cod nuggets, but the sweet potato wedges were a little too sweet for my taste.

Steve Jones

This took longer than 20 mins prep, was messy doing the breadcrumbs. its 10 past 8 in the evening and im only just switching the oven on! A lot of hassle for what it is (fish fingers or fish nuggets or whatever they are supposed to be!? its taken me so long ive actually forgotten what I am supposed to be cooking!)


This was really nice, you should try it!

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