RECIPE Gluten Free Batter
Here's a fab recipe for battered fish that I tried out on Saturday. I discovered that deep frying is a very messy and dangerous thing if you don't have an electric deep fat fryer but it is so worth it! (Just stand well back!)
The batter recipe comes from one of my most used gluten free books 'Your Wheat Free, Gluten Free Diet Plan' and had been adapted according to what I had in the cupboard.
40g Doves Farm Plain White Flour (the book recommends rice flour)
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp baking powder
4 fillets of cod or haddock, skinned (I used Sainsbury's Basics Frozen White Fish Fillets £2, chopped in half to fit into my frying pan. Excellent value.)
Mix the flours with the salt and baking powder and stir in enough water to form a thick, creamy batter.
Heat 1" vegetable oil in a pan.
Coat the fish in the batter and place carefully (but quickly!) into the hot oil.
Cook for 3 minutes on each side and drain onto kitchen paper.
Serve with chips and mushy peas or tartare sauce.
The batter was delicious and lovely and crispy. I'll definitely be doing this again. (Click on the image above to see a larger version of it and to get more detail. I defy anyone not to feel hungry after looking at it!)