Whole30 + Keto Fish and Chips
Whole30 + Keto Fish and Chips Recipe + Video – low carb crispy + crunchy pan fried fish filets with tartar sauce + keto french fries! Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.
Sorry for yelling at your eyes…but…
THIS IS THE BEST FISH AND CHIPS I’VE EVER HAD! IT’S KETO + WHOLE30! THE FRIED FISH IS BASICALLY ZERO CARBS!!!
Ok, I’ll try to stop yelling.
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Keto Fish + Chips Batter
To mimic the crispy and crunchy batter, I’m using pork rind panko. It’s just ground up pork rinds! 0 carbs! And Whole30 compliant if using as a breading.
It adheres to the fish perfectly, and gets crispy + golden brown when pan fried in avocado oil.
Best Fish To Use
Any firm white fish is perfect for these keto fish + chips. My go to’s are cod or mahi mahi. Halibut works too! Heck, you could even make this with skinless salmon.
I’m sure to always use wild caught fish. Costco has great wild caught cod + mahi mahi in their freezer section for a cheap price.
Serving Keto Fish + Chips
The crispy fish is the star of the show, but the sides are important too! You must serve these fish + chips with my homemade tartar sauce, keto french fries + herby lemon coleslaw.
You’ll feel like you’re in a British pub, but enjoying all the clean eating health benefits!
Watch Keto Fish + Chips Recipe Demo (2:31 minutes)
Whole30 + Keto Fish and Chips
- 4 6-ounce wild caught cod filets
- 1 cup pork rind panko
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons avocado oil
- Pat the fish filets completely dry.
- Set up your dredging station. In a small container, beat the 2 eggs. In another container, add the pork rind panko.
- Coat the fish. First, dip in the egg, then dip in the pork rind panko, pressing to adhere. Repeat with all fish filets.
- Heat your cast iron skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add in the avocado oil and heat for 1 more minute.
- Add in the coated fish filets. Cook for 4-5 minutes, then flip when golden brown and cook another 2-4 minutes until the fish has an internal temperature of 125ºF.
- Remove from the heat, sprinkle with fresh salt, and let the filets rest on a wire baking rack. This will keep them extra crispy and prevent a soggy bottom!
- Serve warm. I highly suggest topping with tartar sauce and serving along with keto french fries and herby lemon coleslaw!
- Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for at least 1 week.
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61 Comments on “Whole30 + Keto Fish and Chips”
Made the fish tonight. My son bawked at the pork rinds but tasted it and was pleasantly surprised and went back for seconds. Haha. My hubs and I also thought it was great! Also made the tarter sauce and coleslaw for the perfect side. :)
I love that your son had seconds and your husband enjoyed it too Richelle! So glad you made the coleslaw and tartar sauce also.
Just bought the ingredients to make this tonight and I realized I don’t have avocado oil! Can I use olive oil? I know there are different “high heat thresholds” for different oils and I’m hoping olive oil will work ok?
I haven’t recipe tested the fish and chips with olive oil, but I think that would work Karol. I sure hope you like it!
Another super delicious winner! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe- so crispy!!
So happy it turned out delicious and crispy Leslie. Sounds just perfect!
This fish is a must try! So easy and so delicious. Love the slaw and tarter sauce too! Didn’t try the fries but will next time!
So glad to hear it was easy to make and delicious and you liked the slaw and tartar sauce Amy. Try the fries next time, they are yummy!
We LOVED this! Made it with your zucchini chips, tartar sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake. So stinking good!
Sounds like a delicious meal Heidi! So glad you liked it!
Made this today and followed the recipe, and so delicious! So ridiculously easy to make, including the tartar sauce!
I love to hear that it was easy to make and turned out delicious Jennice! Isn’t making your own tartar sauce fun?
Made this last night and it was absolutely delish! Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us!!
Thank you so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it Stephanie!
Could these be cooked in the air fryer instead of a cast iron skillet?
I haven’t recipe tested this in the air fryer Meredith. I actually really don’t use my air fryer too much, but I think it would work. Let me know how it turns out for you!
Definitely tasted better after “frying” in the cast iron skillet!! Would you recommend any other seasoning for the rutabaga fries?
As far as the rutabaga fries go, you can use any spice that you like Meredith. I would use and combo of onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, and chili powder.
We love this fish! Tastes amazing!
So glad you enjoyed it Jennifer!