Fish & Chips, Gluten Free!

For so many years, i’ve been scared of fish – i know that sounds completely irrational, and simply madness to so many of you – but its not from a lack of trying to love it. I even got myself a job in a fish restaurant during school & uni to try and love it….10 years on, i’m not quite there, dont get me wrong, i indulge in smoked salmon too often, and even like mussels (sometimes), but Im not at a point where i could eat a whole fish on a plate without feeling slightly ill at the thought of it – BUT I certainly have a lot of fun trying to be a fish lover, and wont give up until i am there!! Heres my take on gluten free Saturday afternoon fish and chips served with minty mushy peas and sweet potato wedges!

Ingredients:

1 sweet potato cut into wedges

1 cup of peas

1 tbsp creme fraiche

1 tbsp mint sauce

1 egg (seasoned with salt & pepper)

1 cup rice flour (or any GF alternative)

2 cups gluten free breadcrumbs (i whizzed up 4 slices of bread)

Sprinkling cayenne pepper, chilli powder & paprika & the zest of 1 lemon

2 cod, haddock, lemon sole or whiting fillets (or any other white fish)

Oil (veg oil or whatever you usually cook with)

Method:

Set the over to 180, and put the sweet potato wedges in to roast (tossed in some oil) for 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the coating:

  1. Whisk up the egg, s&p in one bowl
  2. Add the flour in another bowl
  3. Add the breadcrumbs with the lemon zest and spices to the third with some s&p, and mix well

Cut the fish into fillets, and then add the fish to the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs before adding to a pan with hot oil for 2 minutes each side (depending on thickness of fish)

Meanwhile, cook the peas in boiling water for a couple of minutes before draining and mashing with a potato masher (you can blitz these in a nutribullet, or food processor if you prefer smooth mashy peas). Add the creme fraiche & mint sauce and season to taste.

Serve with some lemon mayo & some lime wedges on a big platter for all the family to dig in straight away!

 

 

 

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