Nov 17 2011

Gluten-Free Beer-Battered Fish Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free)

Published by at 11:08 pm under Gluten Free Recipes

OK so I’m going to start off by saying that I realize that deep-frying is not the healthiest way to prepare food. In fact, I have never had a deep-fryer ever in my life.

My Mom never had one in the house. I never bought one when I lived alone. Stefan and I didn’t have one when we lived together. But you know when you’re doing your wedding registry list and you’re walking around the store thinking “What might I like?” and your eyes land upon this cute little deep-fryer and you think “OH that might be fun”…and then you get one on your wedding day…and then it sits there tempting you…

So I’ve decided to stop feeling guilty, and that it’s a really nice treat once in a while, and I literally have not had any kind of battered, deep-fried anything for about a year or so and I was craving some fish so…Stef & I decided to give it a shot tonight and BOY was it ever delicious!

In order to try and make the meal slightly nutritionally redeemable, in lieu of the typical deep fried white potatoes we  enjoyed roasted beets and sauteed kale as sides. (I am a fiend for roasted beets! I must post Stef’s recipe soon!)

A note – we had leftover batter so I decided to deep fry some sweet potato slices and mushrooms (ha!) and both were DELICIOUS so this is a great, savory multi-purpose batter! We found it here. Since we’re only the two of us, I halved the recipe.

Gluten-Free Beer-Battered Fish Recipe (enough for 4 small-ish filets, feel free to double if required!)

  • 1 pound fresh fish fillets
  • 1/2 cup all purpose gluten-free all purpose flour mix (whatever you prefer!)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch (or tapioca flour/starch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (gluten free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • a few grinds of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of gluten-free beer, club soda or just plain old tap water works too!
  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer (or frying pan) to 350degrees.
  2. Pat fish filets dry with paper towel.
  3. Whisk together dry ingredients until well blended.
  4. Add liquid of choice to your dry ingredients.
  5. Dredge the fish on both sides through the batter. Hold up and let the excess drip off.
  6. Put into hot oil and cook until golden, crispy & delicious! (depending on thickness, 6-10 minutes!)

I also whipped up a quick tartar sauce to go along with the fish too! It was pretty free-style based on what we had on hand, but DELICIOUS so use this recipe as a guide and alter as your please based on your preferences!

Dee’s Homemade Tartar Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbps dill pickles, finely minced
  • 3-5 capers, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp onion, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (I might have added more, I like it really lemony! But start with 1 tbsp!)
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Mix everything together. Adjust seasoning to taste. Put in fridge until ready to serve. Eat on delicious deep fried fish of tastyness! Mhhm!


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