My regular readers know that the two recipes I make most often are Macaroni N Cheese and Chicken Milanese. But what to do now that my wife and I are trying out a gluten free diet? Well, it is time to try a Gluten Free Chicken Milanese recipe. So I did just that. I do not believe that you can tell any difference from the pictures. I have provided the contrast below in these first two pictures.
As you will see from the step by step pictures and from the recipe directions, I have added a number of ingredients to this recipe. I think that I was THINKING that I had to compensate for making the dish gluten free. That kind of thinking is from ignorance, from not having made this dish before. With that said, I added spice to the dredge and spice to the panko crust. I normally make these additions to my milanese but I made sure to add healthy amounts of the spices this time. Isn’t it funny how we compensate for things we are not familiar with? It is like being a kid and your mom offering a new food that you have never tried. The immediate response is that I do not want it or like it and I have not even tried it. I remember being offered brussel sprouts as a kid. The smell coming from the kitchen was too much for me to try this vegetable. I would take one brussel sprout and keep it in my the side of my mouth until I was excused from the dinner table. Great memories!
My Gluten Free Chicken Milanese is a very close facsimile of the gluten version. The look of each milanese is indiscernible from one another. The crunch though is a little different. The gluten version definitely has a crunchy exterior while the gluten free version has a nice crunch. Since I have made this recipe, I have tried some gluten free crackers. I would break a couple of these up and add them to the gluten free breadcrumbs I used to get that familiar crunch I so expect.
The base ingredients and the complete dredge ingredients.
The pounded chicken followed by seasoned flour and seasoned gluten free panko breadcrumbs.
The breaded (gluten free) chicken milanese in the pan frying.
The Gluten Free Chicken Milanese plated.
GF Seafood Milanese
Milanese is a flavorful way to enjoy breaded food that is pan-fried. My GF Seafood Milanese is dredged in a mustard sauce & pan-fried to a beautiful crisp.
- 3 Whole Cod filets
- 2 Cups Gluten Free Panko
- 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
- 2 Cups Gluten Free Flour
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Cup Corn Oil
Season the cod filets with salt and pepper.
Set up your dredging stations. Combine the gluten free bread crumbs, and the dijon mustard with the mayonnaise.
Now, take one piece of the cod and dredge in the mayo mustard sauce.
Finish by placing the seafood in the gluten free bread crumbs. Press in the breading and let the excess fall off.
Heat the oil in a skillet on medium high heat.
Once the oil is shimmering, add in the breaded cod fillets. Cook in shifts and do not overcrowd the pan.
Cook each fillet 2 – 3 minutes per side. Move to a cooling rack and let the oil drain off.
Finish pan frying the rest of the fillets.
Let rest for a couple of minutes.
Serve and enjoy!