Fried fish in cornflake crumb with mushy peas and tartare sauce


This takes fish fingers to another level by using cornflakes and a zesty garlic mayo! They are served with the traditional mushy peas and tartare sauce.

Serve with oven chips.


For the fried fish in cornflake crumb

For the mushy peas

  • 200g tin mushy peas
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh mint
  • 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter
  • dash white wine vinegar or malt vinegar

For the tartare sauce


  1. Mix the cornflakes with the black pepper in a small bowl. Mix the mayonnaise with the garlic in a small bowl and add a squeeze of the lemon juice and the zest, to taste. Dip the fish in the garlic mayo and then in the cornflakes. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan and fry the fish fingers until golden-brown and cooked through, this should take 2-3 minutes (CAUTION: Hot oil can be very dangerous. Do not leave unattended). Transfer to drain on kitchen paper.

  2. To make the mushy peas, place the mushy peas in a saucepan, add the mint, butter and dash vinegar. Warm through until hot.

  3. To make the tartare sauce, place all of the ingredients in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix to combine.

  4. To serve, place the fish fingers and peas on warmed plates and spoon the tartare sauce alongside.

Recipe Tips

If you don't want to use mayo on the fish, you can use a smooth mustard or egg white.