Fried Fish Nuggets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


about 2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
"My family always requests these cheesy fish bites during our annual fishing trip in Canada," reports Lynn Negaard of Litchfield, Minnesota. You can use most any leftover fish with tasty results.


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked cooked fish
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Tartar sauce, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. Stir in fish. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry fish nuggets, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides; drain on paper towels. Serve with tartar sauce if desired.
Editor's Note: To prepare with fresh fish, poach 3/4 pound fresh fish until it flakes easily with a fork. Prepare recipe as directed.

Nutrition Facts

5 nuggets: 206 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.