This recipe is absolutely perfect for those homey soul food kind of fast food days, just serve with slap chips and a fresh green salad, mmmmmh. Plus its so simple and literally requires almost like 6 ingredients or so. It also tastes so good ya’ll I just had to share it with you. After my first attempt at making this, my first bite I literally started dancing (I know I’m not the only one who breaks into dance while eating good food).
The recipe is completely gluten free, it could be lactose free if you substitute regular milk for lactose free milk. Also try a substitution for the egg or just omit it. Enough chit chat check out the recipe below!
Prep time : 10mins
Cook time : 10 mins or less
Ingredients for batter
- 1 cup gluten free plain flour (I like to use Glutagon plain flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2cup water
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic spice
any other spice you may want to use as seasoning e.g black pepper
- In this recipe I used hake fillets.
In a large bowl sift flour add in baking powder, paprika, garlic spice and salt. In another large bowl mix together the wet ingredients, whisk together the milk, egg and water. Add wet ingredients slowly into the flour mixture, mixing it in bit by bit to avoid lumps. A method to check that the batter is the correct consistency use a tablespoon. Dip it into the mixture and it should evenly coat the back of the spoon without being too runny. If you are happy with the texture then cling wrap it and set it aside for about 20 mins. To prepare your fish you can lightly season with pepper and get excess water off of it by setting it on paper towels.
Preheat your oil. I don’t have a food thermometer so I just gauge the heat of the oil by doing a test run with a small piece of fish.
Once all that is done dip your fish into the batter and place directly into heated oil, drip off excess batter ( remember we are deep frying so make sure oil has covered the fish in the pan, if you are using a pan and not a deep fryer). Fish doesn’t need a long time to cook watch that your oil is not too hot so that you don’t burn the outer coat. The colour should gradually turn golden. Cooking time should be between 6-10 mins depending on the thickness of your fish fillet. Once golden brown drain out the fish from the pan and place on a paper towel. Et Voila, light fluffy and outer crispy gluten free battered fish.
If you tried this recipe let me know how it turned out. Plus if you have any questions or maybe confused about certain parts let me know in the comments below. I’m still getting use to writing out recipes so share some hints with me if you have any.
Thanks for reading!