Herb Crusted Fish Bites
These herby coated fish bites are a delicious way to add more flavor to a simple breaded fish dish. I love this meal serves with new potatoes, peas and a spoon of tartare sauce.
- Handful of each, fresh dill, chives and parsley
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Stale bread 5 slices or½ baguette ( if bread is still fresh you can put it in the oven on a low heat for 10 min’s to dry it out )
- 600g / 4 fillets of white fish - Cod / Haddock / lemon soleskinned and cut into pieces
- 1 Egg lightly beaten in a small bowl
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour in a small bowl
- 1 cup of sunflower oil or a light olive oil
Break up the bread and put in the food processor, add the herbs and lemon zest and a pinch of salt. Blend until fine bread crumbs. Set to one side.
Now for the messy bit, coating the fish! First dunk the fish in the flour making sure it’s all coated, then the egg, then the bread crumbs. Continue until all the fish is coated.
Heat the oil in a frying pan, when oil is hot place the coated fish bits in. cook on a medium heat for 2 – 3 mins each side until golden and cooked through. You can tell if the fish is cooked through when the flesh turns white all the way through rather than opaque.
(Alternatively for a healthier option place the fish on a tray and drizzle all over with olive oil and put in a hot 200c oven for 15 min’s)
Serve this dish with oven roasted chips and parsnips, and tartare sauce. This is a popular one with the kids and can be frozen, so why not make a big batch and freeze them and save yourself some time on a busy day when you cant be bothered to cook.