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1-Carb Zucchini Fritters

Lingering zucchini in your fridge?

Zucchini fritters have almost no carbs, are low in calories, wonderfully nutritious, and have the potential to pack a mean crunch.

These flour and gluten-free low carb fritters work for breakfast, as a snack or appetizer, and even a light lunch.

Zucchini fritters are notoriously durable. Fritters freeze, store, reheat/re-crisp and travel extremely well.

 

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Easy Zucchini Fritters

Per Serving: 105 calories, 1.6 net carbs (2 fritters).

Servings: 6

 

Ingredients

1 lb zucchini, grated

salt, to taste

1/4 c Parmesan cheese, grated

2 eggs

2 green onions, chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

4 basil leaves, chopped

1 pinch nutmeg, ground

1 pinch onion powder

black pepper, to taste

2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp coconut oil (or MCT oil) as needed

 

Directions

Wrap grated zucchini in paper towels (or a cloth) and squeeze/blot. Squeeze out as much water as possible! We’re going for DRY here.

Spread zucchini on fresh paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Let zucchini rest for a half hour to release any additional water, then squeeze/blot a second time.

In a bowl, mix together Parmesan, eggs, green onions, garlic, basil, nutmeg, onion powder and black pepper. Add zucchini and toss well to combine.

Heat butter and olive oil in a pan over medium heat until the oil is shimmery and hot. Test the oil by flicking a little batter into the pan. If the batter sizzles, it’s ready.

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Cook the zucchini fritters in batches. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter into the oil. Flatten lightly with a spatula or back of a spoon.

Cook until brown around the edges, turning once, about 4 to 6 minutes on each side.

Transfer to a paper towel‐lined plate. Sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately, or store in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer.

Reheat fritters: Toast in a toaster oven or place under a broiler for a few minutes, or until crispy.

 

Nutrition

Per Serving (2 fritters): 105 Calories; 9g Fat (74.0% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1.4g Dietary Fiber.

 

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Special Ingredients

Organic Coconut Oil

Organic coconut oil burns fat rapidly. Fats from coconut oil aren’t stored. Instead, they’re used immediately for energy.

Coconut oil stays fresh up to two years, has a nice buttery flavor, and is one of the healthiest choices for cooking or baking.

 

 

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Get More from Your Fritters

Serve for Breakfast

Make zucchini fritter eggs Benedict (Sub fritters for English muffins).

Serve up a crispy side: Break apart while frying for the perfect hash brown substitute.

Add crunch: Top with scrambled eggs.

 

Serve Chilled

Dip in yogurt mixed with snipped chives.

Topped with egg salad, tuna salad or chicken salad.

 

Serve Hot and Crispy

Top with diced/shredded chicken, avocado slices and grated cheddar cheese. Toast a few minutes in the oven.

Top with slow-roasted, low carb BBQ pulled beef, pork or chicken.

Use as a bun for low carb burgers, or stack with ham, cheese, and tomato for a mock sandwich.

 

Bright Lemon Dipping Sauce

Pair your zucchini fritters with a low carb (high fat) lemony sauce:

Whisk together sour cream, minced garlic, salt, lemon zest and a splash of lemon juice. Substitute lemon pepper instead of the zest/juice for an Induction-friendly sauce.

 

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