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 I 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.

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Diabetic Low Carb Fried Fish

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About the Ingredients

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, 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 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 crispy coated fried fish recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: diabetic fried fish, low carb fried fish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: The Naked Diabetic
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  • 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 bowl 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 of non stick cooking spray.
  • Dredge each fillet in the dry mixture and then place it 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 both 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.

Helpful Tips

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, pickerel or any white fish. If you are looking for another type of fish, any white fish that has a flaky texture works well.

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.

Good choices for this recipe include:

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

Using an Air Fryer

For the best results, when making this recipe, use an air fryer. My air fryers are the T-Fal Actifry and the Ninja. They both do an amazing job and make a nice crispy coating on fish or chicken strips. Cooking times can vary between air fryers, depending on capacity and airflow. Check for cooking times in the owners manua.

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using the-fal actifry

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)


Nutritional information

One Serving = 1/6th of the recipe

  • Calories – 260
  • Total fat – 15 gr
  • Saturated Fat -6.5
  • Total carbs – 3 gr
  • Fibre – 0
  • Net carbs – 3 gr
  • Protein – 19 gr
  • Sodium – 350 mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated using an online nutrition calculator. We encourage you to calculate nutrition data with your specific brand ingredients as nutritional information can vary between brands

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