fish finger

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fish finger (plural fish fingers)

  1. (chiefly UK) A rectangular stick of processed fish coated in breadcrumbs that is cooked by frying or grilling.
    • 1976, Fishing News International, Volume 15, page 41,
      “Birds Eye fish fingers,” he said, “are made from cod, and when, a short while back there was talk of some strange deep sea varieties creeping into fish fingers, we, as a company spent £500 000 reassuring the consumer [] .”
    • 2007, Michael Symons, One Continuous Picnic: A Gastronomic History of Australia, page 242,
      After green peas, the product that most helped Birds Eye was fish fingers.
    • 2009, Linda Larsen, The $7 Meals Cookbook: 301 Delicious, Nutritious Recipes the Whole Family Will Love, Adams Media, MA, page 148,
      Fish fingers are usually sold in very large packages, about 3–5 pounds.
    • 2012, Tom Herbert, Henry Herbert, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, unnumbered page,
      If chip butties are the king of beige, fish finger sarnies are the queen. Home-made fish fingers are super-easy to make and freeze well, so make a large batch and keep them for a rainy day.

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Most often used in the plural, an exception being attributive use.

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