This recipes follows the same process for my Chicken Nuggets in The Keto Cookbook. The overall process seems to work well for evenly incorporating the ingredients, holding the fat, and making a nugget that can be picked up by little hands.
The final product is also a good option for kids first learning how to chew and feed themselves. A mild white fish (like cod) is perfect because it remains soft when cooked and has a very mild flavor that is appealing to kids. It is easy and quick to bake and you do not need to be concerned with heavy metal contamination like some larger fish (tuna or swordfish). Give it a try if you are in the early stages of learning to eat!
The cod bites in the picture are sitting on top of one of my favorite bibs. They are made by Bumkin’s and can be found in stores like Babies R Us and Target. I also added them to the All Thing’s Keto Amazon store. I love them because they are water and OIL proof! You can scrape fat off of it (if you need to;) The larger sizes with sleeves provide great coverage for toddlers and the pocket will catch food if they drop it or let it fall out of their mouths. You can rinse them with dish soap in the sink, hang it to dry and it will be ready for the next meal. All in all, they are great for kids on the keto diet.
Makes one 297 calorie serving
20g cod, cooked and flaked
1g baking powder
0.5g baking soda
10g raw egg mixed well
17g Hellmann’s mayonnaise
14.5g olive oil
In a small bowl, sprinkle the coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda and seasonings over the cooked cod. Use a small spatula to break the cod into very small shreds and distribute the dry ingredients. The cod should look very dry and “sandy” when you are finished.
Add the remaining wet ingredients to the cod and stir until everything is well combined.
You can bake or pan fry the bites. Baking is better for large batches or mass production. Pan frying is quicker and will give a slightly crunchier exterior.
For frying: Drop nugget size dollops onto a hot non-stick pan. Cook until the edges look dry and the nuggets have puffed up slightly. Use a silicone spatula to flip and cook the other side. They will only take 1-3 minutes to cook.