Fish nuggets are a tasty alternative to chicken nuggets. These fried fish nuggets are great for mixing and matching what children will eat when all they seem to like is chicken nuggets.
The most important aspect of fish is the variety of fish. Some fish species are more delicate, so they won’t be able to hold their shape. Stick to whitefish species for this recipe.
There are numerous species of white fish. Cod, haddock, and pollock are all excellent choices. However, there is so much variety available that it all depends on personal tastes and preferences.
Due to its high protein and vitamin B12 content, codfish is regarded as one of the healthiest fish available. Vitamin B12 helps to maintain energy levels and the nervous system.
The flour seasoning can be adjusted to taste. I love adding chilli powder or paprika for a spicier nugget. However, my kids don’t like spicy foods, so I avoid using too much spice.
When frying, the oil needs to be heated to the proper temperature before adding the fish nuggets. A kitchen thermometer is the best way to check the temperature of the oil.
The temperature of the oil should be kept at around 365°F (185°C) when frying fish. If you don’t have a kitchen thermometer, there are several other ways to check the temperature.
A good trick is to use a wooden spoon or chopstick to check. Dip the handle into the oil once it has been preheated.
It is very important that the oil is heated up to the correct temperature before the fish nuggets are added.
The best way to check the oil temperature is with a kitchen thermometer. For frying fish, the temperature of the oil should be maintained at approximately 365°F (185°C).
However, if there is no kitchen thermometer to hand then there are several other ways to check the temperature.
A simple method to check is by using a wooden spoon or chopstick. Once preheated, dip the handle into the oil.
If the oil starts steadily bubbling, then the oil is hot enough for frying. If the oil bubbles vigorously, then the oil is too hot and needs to cool off. If very few bubbles appear, then it needs to be heated more.
If you want to make this recipe healthier, you can bake the fish nuggets instead of deep-frying them. To bake, evenly space the nuggets on a baking sheet, then bake at 350°F (180°C) in a preheated oven.
Depending on the thickness of the fish, bake the fish nuggets for approximately 10-15 minutes. The fish nuggets are ready to eat when they are golden brown.
For a complete meal, serve with French fries and steamed vegetables. Alternatively, use it as a quick afterschool snack for the kids or pack it into their lunch boxes.
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