Some of you may know that I’m pretty lucky to live near a chippy that does gluten free fish and chips every Sunday [I’ve blogged about it here] but I am aware some of you aren’t so lucky and do miss the amazingness that is… chip shop style battered fish!
Fish and chips have always been my all time favourite food, so you can imagine how gutted I was when I discovered I had coeliac disease! They’ve been such a big part of my life growing up! For starters, I lived near by ‘Bob’s Chippy’ when I was a wee little nipper and every Friday, before the street lights came on [as that’s when we had to be home], we’d wait outside Bob’s to open and get ourselves a late night bag of fish and chips! Plus, my dad ended up opening his very own Chippy a few years later, called Neptunes, and I ended up eating so much fish and chips that it was coming out of my ears! [slight exaggeration, but trust me, I ate a hell of a lot that I’m surprised I wasn’t a fish shaped chubster!]
So if you fancy battering some fish [not psychically beating the fish up… lame joke, please forgive me] then here’s my super easy gluten free battered fish recipe!
- 75ml Milk
- 120ml Warm Water [enough to make a mixture that resembles pancake batter]
- 100g Plain Gluten Free Flour [and some extra for dusting]
- 1 teapsoon of Gluten Free Baking Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- Some Fish Fillets [I used Cod, but I encourage you to try other varieties of fish too!]
- Vegetable Oil
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the Milk and Warm Water
- Add the Plain Gluten Free Flour, Gluten Free Baking Powder, Salt, Pepper and give it a good mix!
- Get your Cod Fillet and dust the extra Flour all over the fish until it’s covered
- Now dunk the floured Cod into the Batter Mixture
- Heat up the Vegetable Oil in either a deep fat fryer or a pan until the oil is hot enough to fry the Cod [to test this, carefully drop a little piece of gluten free bread in the oil, if it sizzles and rises to the top – it’s ready!]
- Carefully and gently, lower the Cod into the hot oil and fry until golden!
- Now serve with chips, mushy peas and a big dollop of ketchup!