AKA “John the Fisherman” – Primus

gluten free fish sticks

Get ready for some good old fashioned cooking. This meal is great for getting your fill of healthy proteins and healthy fats. Oh no, I said the “F” word! Fat! Healthy fats from coconut oil, avocados, eggs, etc. are great for you. You actually NEED them, and most people don’t get enough. (Read “Why a High-Fat Diet is Healthy and Safe). So here you go, I’m doing you a favor :) Or should I say flavor….

Oh geeze, just get to the recipe, right?


1 pound white fish – I chose cod, it was super flakey
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup arrow root powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
dashes of salt and pepper
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil

SAUCE (use ingredients to taste)

1/2 cup mayo (or paleo mayo)
2 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder
1 Tbsp hot sauce

Slice white fish into strips. You can cut them into skinny strips or thicker “tender” shapes, however you prefer. I chose thicker pieces because it is a little less work and the ratio of fish per breading is greater.

Set fish aside on a plate. Fill one small bowl with eggs and whisk so yolk and white combine. In another bowl combine: almond flour, arrowroot powder, and spices.

paleo fried fish recipe

Set up a pan that is deep enough to hold your cooking oil. Warm up the cooking oil in this pan. ***During your fry session, don’t let oil bounce around too much, that means it is too hot. But also be sure it is hot enough that there is a slight sizzle. If you are unsure how to gauge, using a candy thermometer will help. Keep the temperature between 350 and 375 degrees. ***

Dip your fish into the egg wash, then coat in your flour mixture. Set into your heated oil pan. Flip fish once the bottom has turned golden, make sure both sides are golden before removing from oil. Have a plate with paper towels on top handy. Remove fish from oil when golden and place onto paper towels.

If you are making multiple batches, you may need to refresh the oil. Just make sure to empty oil into a container – grease should not go down the sink! Then refill the pan with more oil.

Easy easy…. just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Do a taste test! If it’s not spicy enough, add more hot sauce, if it’s too spicy, add more mayo.


I served mine like fish and chips… of course the chips were roasted sweet potato fries!

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