Gluten Free Fish and Chips, coated in a light and crispy tempura batter for the perfect crunch!
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Gluten Free Fish and Chips
I love fish and chips. As a celiac, fried foods are not something I get often. I hadn’t really thought about making gluten free fish and chips until I started working on my batter for my gluten free fried cheesecake (which is amazing, by the way). It was so light and crispy, it kinda reminded me of the gluten free fish and chips I got at Ragland Road in Disney Springs. I knew I had to try it!
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Luckily, I had on hand a couple packages of already cut up mahi-mahi that would be perfect to try it out. Many people don’t realize this, but when fish is cut into filets there are often pieces left over that aren’t the right size or shape. If you’re lucky you can find them at a super good price.
Trader Joes often sells wild caught Mahi Mahi and Cod pieces at a fraction of what you would pay for fillets. They are like 3.99ish a pound at the Trader Joes here. It may not always be in stock, but when they are, I stock up. The pieces are perfect for gluten free fried fish, fish tacos, cook and put on salads, whatever you like!
Of course, you don’t want to forget the dipping sauce! Remember the Lemon Dill Sauce I posted about last week? This is just one of the recipes I used it for. It is to die for with these gluten free fish and chips! Make sure to make plenty to go around!
- Keep your tempura batter ingredients cold and use fresh club soda that still has the fizz left.
- Season your fish before battering, it is impossible to season after.
- I use GF Jules flour. It’s my favorite and it always works, no matter what I’m doing. You can buy it directly from her site, or now on Amazon!
- Use whatever “chips” you like. If you are using whole potatoes and frying them like I did (might as well- you already have the oil heated), I microwave mine first for a few minutes, that way I don’t burn them when I’m frying.
- Get a spider. It’s this kinda flat, wirey spoon. They are 6.00 on Amazon, you can also find them at the grocery store. They are a must for frying foods!
Have you ever had gluten free fish and chips? Do you like yours with a traditional tartar or do you like to go out of the box a bit with new sauces?
Gluten Free Fish and Chips
- 1 1/2 pounds cut up white fish such as mahi mahi or cod
- 1 cup gluten free flour
- 1 cup cold club soda
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- salt and pepper
- 1 recipe Lemon Dill Dipping Sauce
- French Fries or Fried Potatoes
- Make tempura batter by mixing gluten free flour, cold club soda, salt and egg.
- Heat oil to 350 degrees.
- Season fish with salt and pepper
- Dip fish into batter and drop carefully into oil.
- Flip several times, cooking for about 5 minutes or until golden.
- Remove and let drain.
- Serve with fries and lemon dill sauce.