People suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerance must strictly avoid gluten. That’s often difficult especially when it comes to ready meals. We show you which meals might contain hidden gluten. And since it’s National Wiener Schnitzel Day today, we also tell you how to prepare that classic of Austrian cuisine without gluten.
Schnitzel, pizza, fish fingers: Ready meals are popular, primarily because they are quick and easy to prepare. But if you have to avoid gluten, you should keep away from most ready meals. Doughs and coatings are almost always made of wheat flour. And many other ready meals may contain gluten, too:
- spice mixtures
- frozen vegetables
- potato products such as mash, dumplings, fries or fritters
- canned meat and fish
- pudding powder
- instant drinks
Quinoa is what we use for our gluten-free Wiener Schnitzels (inspired by this recipe).
Quinoa and herb schnitzel[one_half first] [iconbox title=”Ingredients:” icon=”alacarte.png”]
- 4 schnitzels
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup rice flour
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- ¼ cup grated parmesan
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Beat the schnitzels with a meat hammer to make them thin. Combine quinoa flakes, garlic powder, parmesan, lemon rind, chives and basil in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whisk the egg in another bowl. One by one, dip the schnitzels in rice flour, egg and the quinoa mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Afterwards, fry the schnitzels in hot oil and serve. Enjoy![/one_half]
Do you have any questions concerning allergens?