This posts in one from the archives that needed a bit of an update…I thought I’d reshare it so it could find a home in the index!
My sister and my father both have Celiacs. It means they have to eat a gluten free diet. Last time I was at home, my mom was frustrated with her lack of dinner options as almost everything includes flour. She was wanting to make fish, fried fish. But how do you make fried fish without flour? We jumped on the net and found two options. Corn Meal and Instant Potato flakes. We decided to try both and see what worked best. The Corn Meal was just gross. Ewww. The Potato Flakes were surprisingly good! I even liked it better than a heavy batter or flour coating. And the best thing is it’s super quick and easy.
I’ve continued to use this method at home now even though none of us have celiacs just because it’s so fast, simple and tasty.
A couple days ago I even used them on chicken for chicken fingers. I didn’t even use egg, just made sure the chicken was moist enough for the flakes to stick. So easy! The only thing you need to do is season your meat well because the flakes are pretty bland. A little salt and pepper fixes that right up. I’ve not tried this on beef yet, if you do pop by and let me know how it worked.