Gluten Free Battered Fish Recipe

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


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the Milk and Warm Water 
  2. Add the Plain Gluten Free Flour, Gluten Free Baking Powder, Salt, Pepper and give it a good mix! 
  3. Get your Cod Fillet and dust the extra Flour all over the fish until it’s covered 
  4. Now dunk the floured Cod into the Batter Mixture 
  5. 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!]
  6. Carefully and gently, lower the Cod into the hot oil and fry until golden! 
  7. Now serve with chips, mushy peas and a big dollop of ketchup! 


  1. Just made this and it was fantastic! I was a bit afraid of heating the oil too high and it catching fire so it took a while to cook and didn’t get thaaaat brown. Still very crispy though. Delicious! Didn’t taste any “worse” than normal fish and chips.

  2. Ive just found out about this blog! Amazing! I may not be allergic to Gluten as such but I have been trying some (but not all) gluten free food recently to help my bloating 😀 and it seems to be working. And I made this recipe for my family and they couldn’t tell that I’d used GF ingredients! Defiantly making this again soon 🙂

  3. This is a fantastic recipe I’ve tried many times. It’s delicious and doesn’t taste any different from regular fish and chip batter. I always seem to have a bit left over so I do a few onion rings. Equally as delicious!

  4. After making the carrot cake and loving it I thought I’d try this as I have certainly missed fish and chips. I used basa fillets and they were delicious. I will certainly use this recipe again. Thanks!

  5. I know this an old post, but which fries did you use? I was going to use some I had in my freezer but they have wheat in them 🙁
    I just switched to gf.

    1. Hey Rebecca, unfortunately I can’t remember what chips I used but I have been using some from Aldi which are cripsy and don’t contain wheat or gluten – which is a huge surprise! Sadly, some frozen chips do contain wheat and gluten which I think they use to make the chips extra crispy but there are some gluten free ones out there though 🙂

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