Fish Fingers with Peri Peri Fries and Beans

A delightful and easy-to-make meal that brings together crispy fish fingers, spicy peri peri fries, and savory beans. Perfect for a quick dinner that’s both satisfying and flavorful.


For the Fish Fingers:

  • 500g white fish fillets (such as cod or haddock)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

For the Peri Peri Fries:

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp peri peri seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste

For the Beans:

  • 1 can (400g) baked beans
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preparing the Fish Fingers:

  1. Cut the fish fillets into finger-sized strips.
  2. Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls: one with flour mixed with salt and pepper, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs mixed with paprika, garlic powder, and dried parsley.
  3. Dredge each fish strip first in the flour, then in the egg, and finally coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Fry the fish fingers in batches for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

2. Preparing the Peri Peri Fries:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  2. Wash and peel the potatoes, then cut them into fries.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the fries with olive oil, peri peri seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
  4. Spread the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through, until the fries are golden and crispy.

3. Preparing the Beans:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until the onion is translucent.
  3. Stir in the baked beans and paprika, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the beans are heated through and the flavors are well combined.

4. Serving:

  1. Plate the crispy fish fingers alongside the peri peri fries and the savory beans.
  2. Garnish with fresh parsley or a wedge of lemon if desired.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious, homemade meal!

This combination of crispy fish, spicy fries, and savory beans makes for a delightful and well-rounded meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table. Enjoy!

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