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Kid-Friendly Finger Food: Krispie Fish “Fingers” with Lemon Mayo Dip

by Annabel Karmel

Kid-Friendly Finger Food: Krispie Fish “Fingers” with Lemon Mayo Dip

Rice Krispies make a tasty coating for fish, and these finger-sized snacks cook quickly and can be easily cooked from frozen.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cook: 4 minutes
Makes: 6 to 8 portions
Suitable for freezing

You will need:

½ pound skinless flounder or sole fillets
1 ½ cup Rice Krispies
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
¼ teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper, to season
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
1 egg
2 tablespoons flour
2 to 3 tablespoons canola oil, for frying

For the dip

2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Greek-style yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
a pinch of salt, to season (optional)

1. Cut the fish into pieces the size of a little finger. Cover and set aside in the fridge. Put the Rice Krispies, Parmesan, and paprika in a food processor and whiz to fine crumbs. Transfer to a plate, and stir in salt and pepper to taste and the sesame seeds, is using. Beat the egg in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Spread the flour on a separate plate.

2. Toss 3 or 4 of the fish pieces in the flour, dunk in the egg, and roll in the crumbs until well coated. Set aside on a clean plate and continue with the remaining fish. Cook immediately or freeze according to the instructions on the left.

3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the fish sticks. Fry for 1 ½ to 2 minutes on each side, until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to cool slightly before serving.

4. To make the dip, mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Serve with the fish sticks.

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