05 Nov RECIPE: Fish and Chips
Just because you have made the transition to healthy food, doesn’t mean you need to miss out on delicious family favourites. This recipe doesn’t use any of the toxic oils when frying and replaces the refined crumb with a cleaner version using blitzed up rice paper rolls. Perfect crunch factor and seems to taste even better when from locally sourced fish. Paired with roasted sweet potato – drool.
Gluten, and sugar free. Paleo* friendly.
Preparation time: 60 mins: 15 mins prep time, 45 mins cooking time
Makes 4 serves
- 600-800g locally sourced fish
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 10 sheets of dry rice paper rolls
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp mixed herbs
- 4-6 tablespoons of butter or ghee (for frying)
For the ‘chips’
- 1-2 medium sized sweet potato
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 170-180 C fan-forced. Peel and then chop the sweet potato into long and thin chip shapes. Toss in a large bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread on a baking paper lined oven tray with space between each chip and bake for 45-60 mins. Remove once crunchy and cooked through.
- While the chips are cooking, prepare your crumb. Break apart rice paper rolls and place in a food processor. To break apart, try folding 2-4 sheets at a time into eighths. Be sure to fold with the folded edge facing down into the processor, as they can “shatter” and send bits of rice paper flying!
- Add spices and herbs and blitz on high until a crumb is formed. Set aside in a medium sized bowl for crumbing.
- Cut up fish into desired size (we like a fish finger size). Dip fish pieces into egg wash before covering with the crumb in a separate bowl. Place fish on a clean plate once crumbed.
- Heat butter/ghee/oil alternative in a large fry pan on medium heap. Fry fish for approx. mins on each side, or until cooked through and golden brown. Replace butter/ghee/oil for each batch. Set aside on a paper towel plate once cooked.
Add salad or a vegetable selection to complete the meal.
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