The fish fingers are coated in a beer batter and this is my all time favorite batter, its easy to make and its light, its great for making onion rings too!
Of course you don't have to make a sandwich with these homemade fish fingers, children love them dipped in ketchup and with fries, but please have a go at making these, homemade fish fingers are so much more tasty than the frozen orange coated sticks you reach for from the freezer.
1 skinned and boned fillet of cod or haddock (makes 2 large/deep sandwiches)
Sunflower or vegetable oil for frying
Homemade wholemeal loaf (not essential to be homemade but get a good fresh crusty loaf if you can)
Little gem lettuce hearts
150g Plain flour
1 bottle Beer (I used larger which is ideal)
1. Make the batter by putting the flour and a good pinch of sea salt in a bowl and add the beer, whisk as you add to incorporate it fully.
2. Prepare your fish for battering, my fish was supplied by post from Delish Fish in Peterhead in Scotland it was filleted skinned and de boned (ideal for children) so all I had to do was slice it into finger like strips. If its not an exact shape it does not matter too much.
3. Prepare your sandwich in readiness. Slice a homemade wholemeal loaf, put leaves of the lettuce over the first slice.
4. Using a large frying pan, fill with about an inch of oil and heat, but don't leave this unattended. Dip your fish fingers in the batter, remove any excess and then lower carefully into the oil. Fry for about 4 minutes on each side over a moderate heat.
5. Once these are cooked, remove and drain well on kitchen paper and season with sea salt. Place on top of the lettuce on the sandwich. Add ketchup and tartar sauce (and chopped capers if you like) and place a second slice of the bread on top.
Cut the sandwich into triangles (that's the posh bit!). Serve and devour and tell me you don't love homemade fish fingers!