Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Breaded Fish

Hi there everyone, hope this post finds you healthy or on the road to a better life while dealing with IBD.  I wanted to post a quick recipe that we have been doing here in our household quite frequently.  It is a fried fish, much like you would find with traditional "fish and chips".  The recipe and method are so simple it works great for those late dinners when no one is interested in cooking.

Here we go!

  • about a pound of Cod fish (or other white fish)
  • oil for frying
  • 1 cup almond flour*
  • 1t paprika*
  • 1/2 t salt*
  • 1/8 t cayenne*
  • 1/8 t garlic salt*
Tartar sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise* (scd legal homemade or legal brands like trader joes or spectrum)
  • 1 t lemon juice*
  • 1/4 t paprika
  • few shakes salt and pepper
*Spice amounts are approximate.  I usually just sprinkle the spices into the bag until I think it looks right.  Use your judgement and follow your taste buds.

Find yourself a large Ziploc bag.  Add fresh fish to the bag in manageable sizes.  Fish should be moist but not wet.  Do not add freshly defrosted fish because the breading will not stick properly to the fish, instead let frozen fish sit in refrigerator overnight.
With the fish in the bag add almond flour, paprika, salt, cayenne, and garlic salt.  Close bag and give it a shake until the fish is evenly coated with the breading mixture.
Add a high heat oil (I like to use grapeseed oil) to a heavy pan (enough oil to cover bottom but no more) and heat until wooden spoon bubbles when dipped into oil.  Add breaded fish to pan and cook each side for 2-3 minutes before turning.  Take care to not lose the breading while flipping.  A spatula helps with this.  Cook until fish flakes.
For the tartar sauce mix all of the ingredients together and keep cold until ready to use.

For traditional "fish and chips"  make up a batch of butternut squash fries as a side.

Take care and enjoy!


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  1. Super! Do you think it could be done with coconut flour instead of almond flour? We are on low oxalate diet besides SCD

    1. I have not done this with coconut flour alone but I do think it would work. You would need to counteract the dryness of the coconut flour with something...


  2. This doesn't have to do with this post,but what brand of coconut milk do you use? We love your huckleberry ice cream recipe!!!

    1. Hi!
      I usually buy the natural value brand. There are quite a few other legal brands now though.