Seriously carby homemade fish and chips!

Hi everyone,

I’m just about back on my feet. My legs feel like lead and I’m dragging myself from A to B. I must be better though, after not eating much since Saturday night, I was really hungry today. There is nothing quite like a pile of stodge when you haven’t eaten in days. I made homemade fish and chips. I defrosted some Tesco cod fillets, made some gluten free batter. To do this, you need: one cup of gluten free flour, one egg and one cup of milk and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and beat together. Coat the cod in flour and dunk, several times in and out of the batter and drop into hot oil. I managed to do this correctly today by getting the oven to 240 degrees. Served with just enough oven chips…..I usually aim for a cup full! I am now feeling a whole lot better although I have a feeling that the mega dose of carbs after being carb-free for so long is not going to have the best effect on me.


After!!!! Can you believe that fish and chips is about £6 if you go out for it now!!! It used to be a ‘poor man’s supper’ now it’s far from it. Oh well, it’s certainly cheap enough to make at home, even if it’ll take me until Thursday to digest it.

Thanks again for the get well comments. I’ll be back to the frugalling asap!!

Until tomorrow,

Froogs xxxx


12 thoughts on “Seriously carby homemade fish and chips!

  1. Looks tasty, and most likely just what your body was crying out for after being a carb-free zone for so long. It won't do you any harm in the long run.

    I bet you felt good after eating it.

    Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better.

    Sue xx


  2. It does look really good, may very well make it for it ourselves on Friday.
    Be careful with Dukan by the way, my sister was quite ill after being on it for a month and the doc thought it might have depressed her immune system. Glad you're feeling better anyway.


  3. Glad you are feeling better – roll on end of term!!
    Any particular reason why you used gluten free flour? Apologies if I've missed anything, and you have discovered that you feel better on a gluten free diet, but I thought the reason for avoiding carbs generally was to lose weight. So I was wondering if it made a better batter (shades of Betty Botter here).
    I find it quite difficult to get a thick enough coating of batter when I make fish and chips even if I cut down on the liquid


  4. Hi Odny – I don't eat wheat, ever any more as I have a bowel disorder that is agony if I eat the wrong food. I use gluten free. I don't eat carbs to keep my weight down, but when I do, I stay right away from wheat or any sticky gluten. xx


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