Soy-Free Fish & Chips Recipe

Hello! Welcome to Beyond Soy!

As we’ve become more comfortable making soy-free food, Ashley and I have also become more adventurous with the meals we cook at home. These days we are wiling to try making just about anything. 

One of the biggest things Ashley misses eating since she’s been avoiding soy is fried food. Since soybean oil is the most common oil in the US, almost all fried food contains soy when we go out to eat. Since it is typically not an option when we go out to eat, we’ve been trying to make some fried food at home. 

 This soy-free meal is easy to make and feels so international - IMAGE VIA PIXABAY

This soy-free meal is easy to make and feels so international - IMAGE VIA PIXABAY

After our trip to the UK, we were determined to cook fish and chips at home. We were successful! Here’s our recipe for soy-free fish and chips.

What You’ll Need

  • 4 fish fillets (we commonly use tilapia)
  • 1.5 + 1⁄4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 bottle of beer (only need ~8 oz.) - Watch out for soy in the beer you use!
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Canola oil
  • Frozen french fries - make sure to check the ingredients for soy!

What To Do

  1. Cook french fries per package directions.
  2. Put 1⁄4 cup flour onto a plate; dredge the fish fillets in the flour thoroughly.
  3. Heat canola oil over medium heat.
  4. Combine 1.5 cups flour, baking soda, salt, and pepper.
  5. Add lemon juice and ~8 oz. of beer to make a thick batter.
  6. One at a time, coat a fish fillet in batter and place in the hot oil.
  7. Cook 6-10 minutes, turning as necessary, until brown.