January 09, 2013

Low Carb 'Breading' for use on Fish, Chicken or Shrimp

This is actually two (2) low carb breading options.  The first one is similar to what you might be used to when not low carbing, as it's similar to flour.  However, it uses a store bought product called Carbquik which is a baking mix but I like to use it for things like breading.

The second recipe is one that I think is much easier and quicker since you can usually find pork rinds in almost any grocery store or even a gas station!  If you find the hot or spicy flavored, you don't even have to add more seasonings unless you wish to.  This breading option reminds me of a rice-krispie style coating on things like oven baked pork chops. 

Low Carb 'Breading' for Chicken, Fish or Shrimp

2 c CarbQuick
1 T kosher salt
1 T ground black pepper
1 T ground white pepper
1 T chili powder
1 T paprika, hot
1 T dried mustard
2 t dried thyme

If you don't have any baking mixes like Atkins or Carbquick on hand and need a last minute low carb breading, just crush fine or run through your food processor with the S blade;

2 cups Hot or Spicy Pork Rinds

You can use a hot and spicy flavor and not worry about additional spices but if you can only find original  -add whatever seasonings you wish (garlic, onion, salt, pepper, thyme).  Many people eat pork rinds as a 'chip' during low carbing - which I can't seem to do, but I do use them for breading on pork chops and chicken for that 'crisp' coating you crave when doing low carb.


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