Fish Pie is often described as nursery food, so our fish finger pie has to be the ULTIMATE nursery food – taking what can be a sophisticated dish (Delia’s fish pie) and dumbing it right down. We warn you that once introduced, the clamour for Fish Finger Pie is deafening, and our play date mates also frequently request it.

It ticks our boxes because it takes under 30 minutes to make and tastes incredible so is always gobbled up without complaint. The humble fish finger is catch of the day once again.

What You Need

SUPER SIMPLE FISH FINGER PIE

  • 1 packet of good quality fish fingers (luxury if possible and as chunky as possible)
  • 1 x tin of baked beans
  • Large portion of mashed potato or sweet potato 
  • Egg wash for top of pie

OR

SIMPLE FISH FINGER PIE

  • 1 packet of good quality fish fingers (luxury if possible and as chunky as possible)
  • 25g of Butter
  • 25g of Plain Flour
  • 1/2 pint of milk
  • Seasoning
  • Large portion of mashed potato or sweet potato 
  • Egg wash for top of pie

We do two different versions, one with white sauce and peas and the other rather less healthy but super satisfying with baked beans. You can also use tinned spaghetti for the same effect.

If you want it to be healthier – use sweet potato instead of white mash. Just as delicious but very orange.,,,,

What To Do

SUPER SIMPLE FISH FINGER PIE 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180° C.
  2. Place fish fingers in the oven dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make mashed potato (to your own recipe or bought if you are totally time pressed).
  4. When the fish fingers are browning, pour the can of baked beans over them.
  5. Top with the mashed potato.
  6. Whisk one egg, fork the top of the potato and brush it with egg wash.
  7. Cook for another 15 minutes until the potato is piping hot and beginning to brown.

OR

EASY FISH FINGER PIE

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180° C.
  2. Place the fish fingers in the oven dish and make for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make the mashed potato. 
  4. Make a roux. Place butter in a pan until melted and add the flour.
  5. Stir until the flour and butter are combined and cook the mixture for approx 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the milk, a little at a time, making sure that no lumps form.
  7. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly, until it thickens.
  8. Continue cooking the sauce for a few minutes to ensure that the flour is cooked.
  9. Throw your peas into the mixture or serve them on the side if you prefer.
  10. When the fish fingers are cooked, cover them in the white sauce and peas.
  11. Top with the mashed potato.
  12. Whisk one egg, fork the top of the potato and brush it with the egg wash.
  13. Cook for another 15 minutes until the potato is piping hot and beginning to brown.

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