Many parents in my private practice complain that their children do not eat fish in any form.  Obviously, fish is challenging food for many children, but it is so good for them (and for grown-ups, too) that finding a simple and delicious way to prepare it quickly at home may eventually convert your fish phobias into seafood addicts.

Although breaded fish is considered “kid-friendly”, I do not recommend serving it as special food for your kids, but instead, sit down together as a family to enjoy this dinner.  If you are happily eating your child’s favorite food, next time when you serve food prepared “the grown-up” way, she will be more likely to give it a try, too. 


1 pound of white fish fillets (cod, flounder, porgy, scrod, or any flaky white fish)

Salt and pepper

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup flour

1 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup olive oil, for frying


Prepare your “assembly line” – flour, beaten eggs and bread crumbs. Cut the fish fillets into 3-inch pieces and season them with salt and pepper.

One by one, coat the fish fillets in flour, dip in the egg mixture to coat them and then cover them in bread crumbs. Here is the prepared product before frying.

We fried the fish fingers in olive oil, but you can also spray them with oil and bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 350F.

Finished product served with green beans. Yum!!!!