Posted on | June 16, 2012 | 3 Comments
This is another product geared toward my son who is a VERY picky eater. I am lucky if he eats anything other than peanut butter sandwiches. When I saw these gluten free “fishies”, a gluten free version of fish sticks, I thought why not give it a try. I found Dr. Praeger’s Potato Crusted Fishies at my local grocery store for $4.59.
The company is run by a cardiac surgeon who set out to create healthy foods that are kosher. He has other products, two of which are gluten free: fish sticks and fish fillets.This product is specially made with children in mind, hence the fish shape and small size.
To prepare, they direct to either cook in a 425 degree oven for seven minutes on each side, or fry in vegetable oil. I opted to bake them in the oven. I poured my desired amount on a cookie sheet and placed it in the oven. Once they were done, I noticed that they browned nicely on each side forming a crisp crust. After letting them cool I gave them a try. The crust had a nice flavor of light potato and a bit of salt and pepper. It did not overpower the filling at all. However, I felt disappointed with the filling. The texture of the filling reminded me of mashed potatoes. It was creamy, and not at all what I expected. I was hoping for a mini-fillet in the middle, not a fish mash. The fish taste was light, which I suppose works well for children.
These gluten free fishies were hit and miss with my son. At times he liked it, other times he threw it on the floor.
Rating: 3 stars
Pros: crisp potato crust, light fish taste, all natural ingredients
Cons: the filling is more a fish mash then real fish fillet
Ingredients: minced pollock (wild) potato flakes, potatoes, potato starch, expeller pressed canola oil, eggs, salt, garlic, brown sugar, black pepper
Nutritional Snapshot (3 fishies): 80 calories, 4g fat, 7g carbohydrates, 4g protein
Want to try Dr. Praeger’s gluten free fishies?
Check the frozen food section of your local grocer or visit glutenfreemall.com