Microwave fish fingers
You won’t see it mentioned on the packet instructions, but you can cook fish fingers in the microwave as long as you follow the basic rules.
It is quicker to cook your fish fingers in the microwave, and it uses less of your energy bill.
If you follow the advice carefully and responsibly, you can have some yummy fish fingers for lunch or evening tea.
Continue reading to find out how to microwave fish fingers safely.
How to cook fish fingers in the microwave
You can cook frozen fish fingers in the microwave in 3 minutes. The fish will be cooked through and safe to eat.
Place the frozen fish fingers in a single layer on a plate, with a little space between them.
On a high heat, microwave the fish fingers for 1 minute.
Carefully turn the fish fingers over and cook for 1 minute. Turn again and cook for a further minute.
Allow them to cool for one minute before eating.
Microwaves have different powers, so you may need to adjust timings. These instructions are for guidelines only. Please ensure that the food is cooked until piping hot. Also, do not refreeze the fish fingers after defrosting.
Cooking fish fingers in the microwave tips
There are a couple of things to be aware of:
As you turn the fish fingers, you need to treat them very delicately. The battered crumbs will fall off if you move them too fast.
Due to the build-up of steam in a microwave oven, the breadcrumb coating won’t go crispy like they will if you bake them in the oven, under the grill or fry them. They will still be fine to eat. It’s more about how they look, rather than how they taste.
If you or your kids are a little fussy about food texture, instead of having them with other foods on a plate, have them in a fish finger butty or a wrap.
You need to make sure you cook the fish fingers slowly and a little bit at a time. Don’t just put them on and leave them as you will ruin the food and they will turn to mush.
Microwavable fish fingers
You used to be able to buy frozen fish fingers that came in microwave packaging.
Young’s frozen Micro Fish Fingers took two minutes to cook in a microwave oven. The packaging was designed to help prevent the build-up of steam which otherwise made the fish fingers soggy.
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If you don't have access to an oven cooking fish fingers in this way will mean you get warm food to your plate.
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Microwave fish fingers
- 4 Fish fingers
- Place the frozen fish fingers in a single layer on a plate, with a little space between them.
- On a high heat, microwave the fish fingers for one minute.
- Carefully turn the fish fingers over and cook for one minute. Turn again and cook for a further minute.
- Allow to cool for one minute before eating.