Homemade Fish Fingers

Sadly fish is something which often ends up being binned.  You've probably all read about the huge amount of fish wasted out at sea by discarding by-catch but what about all that fish that we bin from our own kitchens. Sea food is often something that people are not confident about cooking and worry about using up in time. As such across the UK each year we bin about 35,000 tonnes of waste fish and seafood – the vast majority of which is completely avoidable. 

Because fish is a premium product the economic impact of wasting it is especially high – that adds up to £320,000,000 worth of fish being binned each year!  

So to help people reduce waste and save money we wanted to highlight this fantastic recipe from our partners at Love Food Hate Waste to help you use up your favourite white fish.  This recipe is also a great way to use up bread that is slightly past its best - simply whizz up the bread in a blender to make instant breadcrumbs. This recipe should serve four – so if you’re cooking for one then only use a quarter of the ingredients!


• 300g white fish
• 75g day old bread
• 25g parsley, chopped
• 1 medium egg, beaten
• 1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.
2. Cut the fish into strips approx. 10cm long and 2 cm wide. Place the bread in a food processor to make crumbs and mix with the parsley and seasoning.
3. Dip the strips first in the egg and then coat in the breadcrumbs and place on a greased baking tray. Drizzle with oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and crispy.



James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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