Skipton’s Bizzie Lizzie’s Launches Gluten-Free Fish & Chips
Article Date: 2015-02-24
This is good news for coeliacs and anyone who has an intolerance or sensitivity to gluten, a naturally occurring combination of proteins found in wheat flour, one of the key ingredients in the batter normally used to coat fish.
Instead Bizzie Lizzie’s, Swadford Street with be using a gluten-free batter which uses a mixture of rice, potato, tapioca, maize, buckwheat and gram flours, all of which are completely gluten-free. This particular mix of flours has been chosen to give both a crisp and flavoursome batter.
A dedicated part of the frying range will be used exclusively for the gluten-free fish to make sure that there is no chance of contamination from oil containing scraps of the normal wheat flour batter.
According to Bizzie Lizzie’s Katie Davison "The number of people suffering from either coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity seems to be increasing and we were receiving more and more requests for gluten-free options. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our award winning fish and chips, which is why we are thrilled that we can now offer gluten-free battered fish and chips. ”
"This means Swadford Street can now provide a totally gluten-free three course meal, homemade soup to start (with a gluten free bread roll), grilled chicken breast, battered fish or chilli con carne served with chips, salad or garden peas for the main course followed by a selection of gluten-free desserts.”Despite gluten-free batter being more expensive, Bizzie Lizzie’s will be providing their gluten-free battered fish at exactly the same price as their normal battered fish. Each fillet of gluten-free fish will be cooked to order so there may be a small wait, but well worth it for the taste and peace of mind.