Gluten-Free Oat Fish Fingers & Paprika Sweet Potatoes


Last week I was craving some comfort food, and nothing sounded better to me than good ole fish and chips! 

I wanted to come up with a healthy alternative to the usual readymade fish fingers and oven chips you can buy in the supermarkets. They also needed to be gluten-free.

This meal is so easy and delicious I know you are going to love it. For the fish fingers, I used cod cut into strips, an organic egg, gluten-free flour, organic oats and pan fried them in coconut oil. I was a little worried about the oats and how they would taste, but I was not disappointed -this was so tasty. 

Instead of chips -I cut some sweet potato into wedges and baked them in the oven with a little coconut oil and paprika.  


Serves 2


  • 2 Fillets of cod, sliced into strips

  • 1 Free-range egg, gently whisked

  • Gluten-free flour

  • 1 cup of gluten-free oats

  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped into wedges

  • Olive oil or coconut oil

  • 1 dsp of smoked paprika,

  • Sea salt & pepper


  1. Coat the sweet potatoes with the olive or coconut oil and paprika and place in a preheated oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until soft.

  2. Take each strip of fish, season, then coat with flour, dip into the egg and then roll in the oats.

  3. Heat the olive or coconut oil in a saucepan.

  4. Add each fish finger to the hot oil. Cook for 8-10 minutes turning occasionally so they gently brown.

  5. Serve the fish fingers and sweet potatoes with homemade ketchup or tomato chutney.



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I would love to know if you make this and what you think. If you have any questions about this recipe, post them in the comments below. 

Look forward to hearing from you.



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I'm Dr Christy Fergusson Ph.D. I am a Doctor of Psychology, Chartered Psychologist, Nutritional Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hay House Author. I have a Ph.D., MSc and BA Hons in Psychology; I'm a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a Nutritional Therapist with the British Association of Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy and a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Through a combined integration of my expertise in nutrition, psychology and hypnotherapy I launched my company The Food Psychologist and quickly become the ‘go to’ food psychology expert in the UK. I'm the food psychologist from Channels 4′s Secret Eaters, a former Sun columnist and in-house nutritionist at Women’s Health Magazine. I published my first book 'Hot, Healthy, Happy' with Hay House in 2013.

Dr Christy Fergusson

I'm Dr Christy Fergusson PhD, MSc, BA Hons, BSC Hons, CPsych a Doctor Of Psychology, Chartered Health Psychologist, Nutritional Therapist & Functional Medicine Expert.  I am a published Hay House author, former in-house nutritionist at Womens Health Magazine and the food psychologist from Channel 4's hit show 'Secret Eaters'.  

As creator of the The Food Psychologist I am passionate about helping women just like you take the guesswork out of their treatment approach and find natural solutions to their heath issues.