Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Simple Dory Fish Nuggets 香煎鱼块

Ethan loves McDonald's chicken nuggets, well, me too. Instead of going to McD for breakfast, I decided to prepare some homemade nuggets for breakfast. Since I'm out of chicken fillet, the frozen dory fish fillets came in handy.

With a little decoration, my little boy thoroughly enjoyed his homemade Happy Meal and he actually thank me after finishing his breakfast.. :)

Kiddie Meal for Ethan, decorated with mini cucumbers and cherries. He absolutely loved this :)

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Serving for: 10-12 nuggets

500 gm dory fish fillets, completely defrost and pat dry
1 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon of fresh or dried basil leaves
Dash of salt and pepper
Dash of worcestershire sauce (I used Lea & Perrins)

Step-by-Step Guides
1. Put the beaten egg in a shallow bowl and bread crumb spread out evenly on a plate. Set aside.
2. Cut the fish fillet into long rectangular shape, season with basil leaves, salt and pepper. Coat the fish nuggets evenly with egg, follow by bread crumbs.
3. Heat up 2 spoonful of olive oil in a frying pan, put the nuggets one by one. Make sure they do not overlap. Cook each side for about 3-5 minutes or until golden brown, refrain from turning the nuggets too soon.
4. Absorb excess oil from the nuggets using a kitchen paper and serve as is or with your favorite sauce.

For little Ethan, I assembled the nuggets into tree trunks with some cherries and baby cucumbers as fruits and leaves. Aren't they looking cute? :)

Suggestion: Toasted Cheesy Fillet Sandwich
Add fillet to the sandwich bread with a slice of cheese, toast it on 160c for 8 minutes and you get a yummy sandwich. :)

Useful Tips!
1. Before coating the fish nuggets with eggs and bread crumb, make sure to pat dry using kitchen paper so you won't get oil splashing all over when frying.

The breakfast for me and my Big Guy. Dory Fillet served over omelette and fresh fruits.

Toasted Cheesy Dory Fish Sandwich for a full breakfast.

Marinating the fillet with salt, pepper, fresh basil leaves and worcestershire sauce.
Put the 2 plates of eggs and bread crumb side-by-side, easier for coating.
Pan frying the fillet.

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