I haven’t had a hushpuppy in years…. YEARS!! I do not exactly crave them because I remember them being hard balls of dough that were deep fried. Of course, anything deep fried is wonderful but it wasn’t till I was searching for my pantry trying to find something to make as a side dish that it crossed my mind to give it a shot.
I have been working on a gluten free hushpuppy for a few months now… trying to get them tasty enough to post. This was especially important to me because i didn’t want to deliver the kind of hushpuppy that I was served… that fried ball of hard dough… no thanks. Well I finally have it. a combination of fluffy, flavorful, deep-fried goodness… not anything resembling the dry hard fried ball of gluten.
I think you are going to like these… are hushpuppies everyday foods? heck no… but they are pretty dang tasty on special occasions!!
I was trying to find a low carb cornbread recipes. I found an interesting recipe but ironically, it didn’t have corn… which I found fascinating… how do you make cornbread with no corn.
My curiosity got the better of me and I had to try it!!
Well I found that this recipe had the texture similar to cornbread but yet kinda had the flavors of those cheddar biscuits that Red Lobster Serves. So I know the original recipe calls it faux cornbread and it’s good to use instead of cornbread, but it’s got that cheddar biscuit vibe that I adore. So it’s a win win not matter which you are looking for.
Growing up in an hispanic household I ate tortillas almost every night. We never ate biscuits at all. When I was in my early twenties I took a trip to Nashville and stopped off at an AMAZING restaurant for breakfast called The Loveless Cafe. OHHHHH how my life changed that day. I tried the homemade biscuits and strawberry jam. I know I ordered a breakfast, but I pretty much wasted it and focused on those tasty biscuits. I couldn’t believe I had gone my entire life without trying these delightful flakey pockets of heaven. After that trip, it didn’t take me long to learn that all biscuits are not created equal. Then, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and found NO gluten free biscuits to be satisfying; finding them gritty, grainy, dry and thick, and usually hard. Since my diagnosis about five years ago, I have tried and tried to make biscuits and have always been unhappy with the outcome. UNTIL NOW!!! Bring in the Band… Grab your pom-poms… Bust out the confetti…. Scream till you loose your voice… cause I am sharing my beloved, real deal, GLUTEN FREE biscuit recipe!! It took me a long time to develop this recipe and I am eager to hear how your thoughts. This is not a difficult recipe but it is also not an easy recipe. I know it could take a bit of “finesse” so I hope you give the recipe a try, but keep that in mind. This recipe uses my baking mix that I use in several recipes, which is a home-made mix similar to Bisquick. You can use these biscuits however you want but my favorite way is with some soften butter and a few drizzles of honey!! Now that is a biscuit!!
I just adore chicken pot pies. To me it just screams comfort food. One of the things I love about making them is that it’s a great way to use the veggies in your fridge and leftover rotisserie chicken!!
However, the negative side of that is making a gluten free pie crust. To me, it’s yummy but it takes a lot of work. So I came up with this idea to get the taste but without the hassle of making the crust.
Now I do love to make the biscuits. Click HERE for the Real Deal Biscuit Recipe. But I have made them so many times that its a pretty quick process for me now. However, there is also some decent gluten free biscuit mixes out there that will work as well.
Don’t forget this recipe when you are looking for leftover turkey recipes… this would be a fantastic way to use your leftover turkey!!
Gluten Free Creamy Southwestern Chicken Over Biscuits
Biscuits and gravy are a big deal in our family. I am the most recent convert to the whole Southern Classic phenomenon. In fact this is one dish that I had never tried till after I was gluten free. Biscuits are challenging in the gluten free world. However, I am very proud of my biscuits cause they are the real deal… soft and flakey buttery buttermilk biscuits.. GLUTEN FREE!! So if you haven’t tried them yet today is the day to do it. Make this savory dish for dinner tonight.
Today’s recipe is a play on those traditional biscuits and gravy, but I didn’t have any sausage in my freezer so I had to work with what I had. In return we now have a tasty dish that will be returning to our family’s table again. This sauce filled with chopped veggies and chicken is rich and creamy and its fantastic over the flaky biscuits.
The beauty of this dish is that if you don’t have chicken to cook up you can always use leftover chicken a previous night’s roasted chicken.