Now this is a classy one 🙂 It is basically mash, beans and fish fingers layered up in a pie.
I stumbled across the idea for this when I had very little in the house to cook with and needed to knock something together with mainly store cupboard ingredients. We are really not big fans of fish, so this is as close to a fish pie as we get! This is always a big hit with little ones – my toddler loves it.
The quantities below serve 4. When making this don’t worry if your potatoes or fish and beans need to stand on the side for a few mins while you prepare the other parts, they all heat up again when it goes into the oven at the end.
Fish Fingers (2/3 per person as a rough guide, we used 8)
Beans (1-2 cans, we used 1 but it would have been better with 2 I think)
Potatoes (you need enough to make mash to cover the casserole dish you are using, we used approx 6 medium potatoes)
Grated Cheese (enough to sprinkle on the top – 50-100g is plenty)
1) Lay your fish fingers in the bottom of the casserole dish you are using. Preheat your oven to the temperature stated on the fish finger packet.
2) Peel your potatoes and put in a pan of salty boiling water. You will boil these for approx. 20 mins or until completely soft.
3) After your potatoes have been on for about 5 mins, pop the casserole dish of fish fingers in the oven and cook them according to the packet instructions (usually about 15 mins).
4) When the fish fingers are cooked, take the dish out of the oven and pour over 1 or 2 cans of baked beans. Return to the oven to warm the beans through for 3-5 mins (gives you chance to make your mash)
4) When the potatoes are done, mash them with a knob of butter and a splash of milk and put to one side.
5) Spoon the mash over the fingers fingers and beans and top with grated cheese.
6) Return to the oven until the cheese is melted and going golden on top (about 10 mins).
- Add some boiled or fried onion to the mash for more flavour.