Basic Crispy Batter Recipe
1/4 cup Oat Bran
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Flaxseed, ground
1-2 tbsp of your favourite seasoning (ie: cajun, curry powder, dried basil/dill/oregano, etc – watch out for added salt in premixed seasonings)
1/2 – 1 tsp of sea salt (unless your seasoning mix already contains salt)
1-2 tbsp oil (preferred oils are melted coconut oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil- all great for cooking)
Raw chicken, fish, peeled shrimp, etc. Test it out with anything you would/could eat battered…now in a healthy way.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees for chicken or thick white fish, such as cod loin, basa, haddock. Other smaller (or larger meats/fish) will vary in cooking time and temperature.
Put oat bran, coconut flour, flaxseed and seasonings into a seal-able kitchen bag (large ziplock). Add in whatever meat you are using and seal the bag. Shake (..remember the shake and bake craze of the 90’s??) the bag and rub the coating into the meat. If you are using fish you will have to be more gentle so you don’t break it into pieces.
Add the oil into the bag and continue massaging the bag until the oil and batter has evenly coated the meat/fish.
Remove the meat/fish from the bag and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Chicken breast will cook at 375 for 25-30 minutes depending on the size of the breasts. Thick (an inch or so) white fish will take 15 minutes.
Carefully flip halfway through cooking so that both sides get crispy and browned.
Test this recipe out with a variety of your favourite seasonings and meats. I’d love to hear what you used and how it turned out in the comments below!