I might have mentioned that B’s a fisherman. I might have mentioned that we try to eat low sodium. I might have mentioned that healthy eating is pretty important to me. But what I’m sure I haven’t mentioned is that I’ve been attempting to go gluten free for awhile now. Why am I mentioning all of this? Of course I’ll elaborate.
I’m here to tell you, gluten-free cooking is a pain in the butt. If you’ve already gone gluten free, you know this. But sometimes overthinking things makes them more difficult. It doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems. So if you find yourself with an abundance of fish in the freezer, and your family loves fried foods (despite your insistence that baked is way better for them), I have a recipe you might want to try.
What you’ll need:
- 1 lb of fish fillets
- 1 cup ground potato chips
- 1 1/4 cups olive oil (1 cup for frying, 1/4 cup to soak fish)
- 1 cup rice flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
Potato chips! They’re naturally gluten free and they make the perfect breading for fish, chicken, pork chops, or just about anything. Just crush them up and you have the perfect gluten-free breading. Plus, as long as you get chips with lower sodium content, you already have the flavor packed in so you don’t have to season. Certainly not the lowest sodium breading on the planet, but still, easy as crush (I used my blender) and go!
Set up your dipping station! Fish in one bowl with a little olive oil sprinkled on it. Rice flour on a plate. Beaten eggs in one bowl. Potato chip breading in the last plate. Make sure you’re heating your oil while you set all of this up so it’s ready to go when your fish is ready for frying.
Dredge the fish in the rice flour, dip it in the egg, then coat it well with the potato chip breading. It’s as easy as that. Lather, rinse, repeat. Place your battered fish in the oil and fry away.
Fry your fish until golden brown (about 4 minutes on each side). Serve with a side of rice and veggies and you have yourself a simply delicious gluten-free meal. Seriously, I need to stop over thinking this gluten-free thing. It’s really not that hard after all and my family loved this meal.
I’ve been trying my hand at a lot of other gluten-free recipes. Some have been flops (seriously, let’s not even discuss my bread OK?) and some have been amazing. I’ll be back to share more as I experiment. I’ll only share the successes of course because there’s no way you’d want to try my flops although they would make for hilarious blooper posts so I might be back to share those too.
In the meantime, try out this recipe and let me know what you think. If you have some EASY gluten-free recipes you’d like to share with me (seriously, help me out), I’d love for you to share them here. What’s your favorite gluten-free recipe?