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Gluten Free Fish and Chips

Gluten Free Fish and Chips, coated in a light and crispy tempura batter for the perfect crunch!

gluten free fish and chips with gluten free tempura batter

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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!gluten free fish and chips with gluten free tempura batter

Best Deal Ever!

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!

gluten free fish and chips

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!

Recipe Notes

    • 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

Gluten Free Fish and Chips
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Gluten Free Fish and Chips, coated in a light and crispy tempura batter for the perfect crunch!


  • 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
  • oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 recipe Lemon Dill Dipping Sauce
  • French Fries or Fried Potatoes

  1. Make tempura batter by mixing gluten free flour, cold club soda, salt and egg.
  2. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  3. Season fish with salt and pepper
  4. Dip fish into batter and drop carefully into oil.
  5. Flip several times, cooking for about 5 minutes or until golden.
  6. Remove and let drain.
  7. Serve with fries and lemon dill sauce.

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11 Comments

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    Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    July 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Your fish and chips look perfect! I’m pinning this for later because I’ve yet to find a gluten free tempura batter that looks/tastes good. Isn’t Ragland Road the best?! It’s our favorite restaurant at Disney Springs (Downtown Disney).

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    Sam
    July 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Definitely going to try this! It’s so hard to find good gf fish and chips recipes!

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    Kristine
    July 13, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Oh I love fish and chips! I always order this when I’m at a pub. Love the idea of making them gluten free!!

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    Jereann
    July 12, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    So excited about this recipe Amanda! I loved the Raglan Road ones too!

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    Felicia @ The Starving Chef
    July 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I ALWAYS forget to grab club soda when I make fish n chips! Adding that to my list like, right now.

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    Kate
    July 12, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I love the club soda idea! We like our batters super light and Im sure this will help.

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    Jennifer Enoch
    July 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Fish & Chips are my favorite!! The only problem is that I have to be so careful of where I order it because a lot of places over oil them! So then the alternative would be to learn to make them at home. I think with your steps I can absolutely do this. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Edyta @ Innocent Delight
    July 12, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I love this recipe. Fried fish is one of my favorite things to eat. Knowing that I can make it gluten free is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
    July 12, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Love this gluten-free version! I’ve been trying to ‘learn’ to use gluten-free flour – batter making is my next experiment now!

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    linda spiker
    July 12, 2017 at 10:27 am

    My gluten free daughter will be so excited about this recipe! Thanks, looks superb!

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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    July 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

    It’s so great to know you can do fish and chips gf!! We’re huge fans in this house, but one of my daughters can’t eat gluten, so this is going on the menu this week 🙂

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