How Many Syns In Breaded Fish? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
9 July, 2022

Is Breaded Fish High In Syns? - Our SW Syn Guide

If you are looking to make fish for dinner, or maybe you are buying some for a quick supper from the supermarket, you might be curious as to how many syns breaded fish has.

Is Breaded Fish High In Syns?

Breaded fish has varying syns according to the size of the fish and type, on average for a breaded cod fillet, you are looking at about 10 syns for one, however, breaded fish fingers have around 7.5 syns for three.

Down below, we've discussed in further detail why breaded fish is so high in syns, syn values of various breaded fish as well as a recipe for making your own slimming world friendly fish at home!

Why Is Breaded Fish So High In Syns?

Breaded fish often has over 6 syns, no matter the type that you buy, and some breaded fish options from the takeaway fish and chips shop could even cost you up to 15 syn and above.

The reason breaded fish is so high in syns is that the batter on the outside often contains lots of oil and is sometimes fried instead of baked, increasing the fat and syn value of the breaded fish.

Breaded Fish Syn Values

As we mentioned above, breaded fish has various syn values according to the type that you buy and the size, to help you out with finding syn-friendly options, we've listed some popular breaded fish types down below.

Breaded Fish Syn Values
  • Fish & Chip Shop - Battered Cod - 12 syns for 100g.
  • Young's Gastro 2 Signature Breaded Lemon & Pepper Fish Fillets 270g - 11.5 syns for 100g.
  • Aldi The Fishmonger 10 Breaded Cod Fish Fingers 300g - 8.5 syns for three.
  • Aldi The Fishmonger 4 Chunky Breaded Cod Fish Fillets - 10 syns.
  • Birds Eye 4 Breaded Cod Fish Cakes 198g - 4.5 syns per fish cake.
  • Young's Simply Breaded 4 Omega 3 Fish Fillets 400g - 11.5 syns.
  • Iceland 28 Breaded Fish Fingers 700g - 9.5 syns for four fingers.
  • Young's Gastro Signature Breaded 8 Chunky Haddock Fish Fingers 320g - 7.5 syns for two fingers.
  • Asda 8 Breaded Minced Cod Fishcakes 400g - 8.5 syns for two cakes.
  • Tesco Hearty Food Co. 4 Breaded Fish Fillets 600g - 10.5 syns.
  • Young's Gastro Signature Breaded 2 Smoked Haddock Cheddar & Mozzarella Chunky Fish Cakes 270g - 9.5 syns for 100g.
  • Sainsbury's 12 Breaded Cod Fillet Fish Fingers 360g - 8 syns for three.
  • Co-op 6 Breaded Jumbo Cod Fish Fingers 380g - 6.5 syns per finger.

Our Best SW Breaded Fish Recipe

If you are a lover of breaded fish, but you are not keen on the high syns, why not try making your own slimming world breaded fish at home?

This recipe below makes four pieces of breaded fish for a family meal and only has two syns a serving!


  • Four pieces of cod fillets (around 180g each).
  • Two spoons of beer.
  • Two eggs.
  • 3 slices of 400g white bread, should be slightly stale.


  1. Begin by putting your bread into a blender till it becomes crumbs then preheat your oven to gas mark 7 and line a baking tray.
  2. Season your cod then mix your beer and eggs, dip the fish into this mix then into your breadcrumbs, and bake for around 20 minutes until cooked through and the crust is browned.
Our Best SW Breaded Fish Recipe

Last Words

Overall, breaded fish is very high in syns due to the batter and oil in the bread which raises the calories, fish and chips shop breaded fish, in particular, is often fried, making it higher in syns. To save syns we suggest making your breaded fish at home which has less oil and only two syns!

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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