Vegan Bacalaitos Gluten Free
Let me tell you that these Bacalaitos, or non-cod fish fritters were delicious! The texture of the jackfruit is a perfect substitute for the flaky cod fish. I serve these alongside mayo ketchup and the rest is history. I did use Bobs red mill gluten-free flour blend but another really great one is the King Arthur gluten-free flour blend.
1ea Green Jackfruit (20oz can, drained, marinated-see marinade)
1c Gluten-free Flour Blend ( I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free flour blend)
1ea Flax Egg (1T ground flaxseed 2T Water)
1/2t Baking Powder
1/2T Cilantro (fresh, chopped)
1/2T Garlic (fresh, chopped)
1/2t All-purpose seasoning ( your preferred, or adobo)
2c Canola Oil
Jackfruit (Cod Fish) Marinade:
1-2 t Sea Salt
-Two small Bowls
-Medium Mixing Bowl
-Perforated/Slotted Spoon (or spider) for frying
-Paper Towel Lined Tray (for oil draining)
In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients with the exception of the water and oil. Mix until thoroughly combined. Add two tablespoons of water at a time and more as needed to achieve a thick batter consistency.
Heat oil on medium high heat, spoon batter into hot oil and cook 2-3 minutes until bacalaitos are golden brown and cooked through. Remove from hot oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towel lined tray. Allow to cool slightly and serve.
*Marinade Jack fruit overnight for best results.
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