Diabetic Low Carb fried fish recipe

Easy to make Diabetic Low Carb Fried Fish Recipe

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We live in the great lakes region and are fortunate enough to have a local fishery close by. Fresh fish is available year-round and II like to take advantage of it, especially during pickerel and perch season. This diabetic Low Carb Fried Fish Recipe tastes fantastic with fresh fish but can be used year-round with frozen fish as well.

You will find everything you need for this recipe and other diabetic-friendly recipes in our list of pantry essentials for a diabetic-friendly kitchen.

In this post, I will share a list of kitchen tools needed to make our low carb fried fish recipe, a shopping list of ingredients, the recipe for low carb fried fish and the nutritional information and it wouldn’t be complete without a recipe for tartar sauce. Every good plate of fried fish needs a little tartar sauce.

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Pork Rinds

Pork Rinds are made from pig skin. Sounds gross, I know! The skin goes through a lengthy process, of drying, boiling, scraping and deep-frying. Pork rinds are sold in your local grocery store, usually in the snack aisle, with potato chips. There are many flavours available, such as BBQ, Ketchup, Salt and Vinegar, parmesan, sour cream and onions and more.

Pork rinds have 0 carbs and are high in protein, fats and calories. If you are on low fat or a low protein diet, consider using a substitute. the 0 carbs in pork rinds along with the texture, make them a good breading ingredient.

Powdered Butter

The powdered butter in this recipe enhances the flavour of the crispy coating.

Powdered butter is made by putting butter through a dehydration process. It doesn’t melt and can be added to many recipes and dishes to add butter flavour without the oiliness.

Almond Flour

Almond Flour is simply ground almonds. There are different grinds available in Almond Flour. For recipes where Almond flour is used to substitute for flour, choose the finely sifted almond flour.

Diabetic Low Carb Fried Fish Recipe

diabetic low carb fried fish recipe

Diabetic Low Carb Fried Fish Recipe

An easy to make, diabetic-friendly crispt coated fried fish recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 lb fish fillets
  • 70 gram bag of pork rinds (plain)
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic plus seasoning
  • 2 tbsp powdered butter
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs


  • In a food processor, blend the pork rinds into crumbs.
  • In a medium sized mixing biwl, combine, ground pork rinds, parmesan cheese, almond flour, garlic seasoning, dill, powdered butter, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Pour dry mixture into a dredging dish.
  • Lightly whisk the eggs in a small mixing bowl and pour into a second dredging dish.
  • Spray your air fryer basket with a light coating on non stick cooking spray.
  • Dredge each fillet in the dry mixture and then place in the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides.
  • Remove the fish from the eggs and return them to the dry mixture.
  • Turn over and make sure boat sides are coated well.
  • Place breaded fillets into the air fryer basket and fry for about 10-13 minutes (times vary between air fryer models)
  • Serve with homemade tarter sauce.
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Nutritional Information for Low Carb Fried Fish Recipe

Nutritiona for Diabetic Low carb Fried Fish Recipe

What kind of fish works best for this recipe for our Diabetic Low Carb Fried Fish recipe?

If you have fresh fish available, that is always the best. This recipe works beautifully with perch or pickerel, or any white fish. If you are looking for another type of fish, any white fish that has a flaky texture works well.

Good choices for this recipe include:

  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Sole
  • Perch
  • Pickerel
  • Bass
diabetic fried fish recipe
Low carb Diabetic Fried Fish

If purchasing frozen fish in the grocery store, look for fillets, such as Haddock, Cod or Sole. These do not have a strong fishy taste and work well with this recipe.

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Using an Air Fryer

For the best results, when making this recipe, use an air fryer. My air fryer is a T-Fal Actifry with a mesh basket. It does an amazing job in making a nice crispy coating on fish or chicken strips. Cooking times can vary between air fryers, depending on capacity and airflow. Using the T-Fal Acti-fry, the fish took approximately 10-12 minutes per rack. If using a different brand check for cooking times. (it is often referenced in the owners manual)

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Pan Frying this recipe

The pan-frying method is fine to use with this recipe. Heat your oil in a deep and heavy frying pan, such as a cast-iron pan. Fry fish on each side for about 3-4 minutes (times vary depending on the thickness of the fish). I recommend canola oil as opposed to vegetable oil.

Baking this Low carb Fried Fish recipe

To bake this recipe, place a piece of parchment paper onto a sheet pan and place a low oven baking rack on top of it. Place into a 375°F (190° C) oven. bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. (Times vary, depending on the thickness of the fish fillets)

Recipe for Homemade Tartar Sauce

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Diabetic Tartar Sauce

This tartar sauce is the perfect accompaniment for our Homemade low carb crab cakes and low carb fish fillets.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Sugar Free sweet green relish
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk
  • Chill for 20 minutes or more before serving.
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Tartar Sauce Nutritional Information

The Tartar sauce recipe makes 6 servings. each serving has 72 calories and 2 grams of carbs.

I hope you enjoy this easy low carb fried fish recipe. You can also use it in a deep fre4yer if you desire, but we prefer the air fryer as it reduces the total fats in the recipe.

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