Going to Jamaica made me really crave the foods that I grew up with but that I’ve since sworn off since going gluten-free. I loved having saltfish fritters growing up, but I hadn’t eaten it in years because it wasn’t gluten-free (it’s made with a batter).
I thank my lucky stars that I was able to change that!
Here it is, in all of its gluten-free fabulosity. In my next trick, I’m going to try and see if I can make these babies paleo!
1/2 pound salted codfish
1 tbsp ketchup (optional)
1 cup rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup cold water
2 stalks of green onion/scallion/spring onions
1 tsp thyme
1 tomato, chopped,
1/2 salt (optional)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 scotch bonnet pepper, chopped (optional)
cayenne/black pepper (to taste)
Here’s how to make ’em: