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Homemade fish fingers, chips & herby mayo

Homemade fish fingers, chips & herby mayo

Step away from the freezer and try your hand at making the family friendly classic.

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook40 mins
  • Total time55 mins
  • Plusdefrosting

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  • 2 baking potatoes, cut into 1cm skin-on chips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For the herby mayo

  • 100g mayonnaise
  • ½ x 20g chives, finely chopped
  • 2 sprig/s s tarragon, finely chopped (optional)
  • ½ unwaxed lemon, finely grated zest, plus wedges to serve

For the fish fingers

  • tbsp plain flour, for dusting
  • 1 Waitrose medium British Blacktail Egg
  • 50g white breadcrumbs
  • 280g pack Waitrose Frozen 2 Cod Fillets, defrosted, skin removed, cut into 6 thick fingers
  • Approx. 100ml vegetable or olive oil, for frying


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Boil a large pan of generously salted water. Add the chips, cook for 2-3 minutes, then drain. Drizzle the olive oil over a large baking tray and toss the chips into it. Spread out in a single layer, then bake, turning once, for 40 minutes, or until golden and crisp.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise with the herbs and lemon zest and set aside. (Will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.)

  3. Add the flour to a plate with a pinch of salt. Beat the egg with a fork in a small shallow bowl. Tip the breadcrumbs onto another plate. One by one, dip the fish fingers into the flour, egg, then breadcrumbs, shaking off any excess each time, until completely coated.

  4. Heat a large frying pan over a mediumhigh heat and add the oil. Once hot, add the fish fingers and fry for 1-2 minutes each side, until golden. Transfer to the oven for the final 8 minutes of the chips’ cooking time, until the fish is golden and cooked through, opaque and flakes easily. Serve with the chips, herby mayo and a lemon wedge with peas, if liked.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


3,670kJ/ 879kcals



Saturated Fat












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