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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Try My Delicious Low-Carb Recipe For Corn Fritters - Perfect Summer Side Dish!

Following a low-carb diet makes me feel so much better.  My blood sugar levels are close to normal again, and the weight is coming off steadily.  I'm excited to keep going with this low-carb way of eating! It's such a healthy lifestyle choice and my body is truly happy when I follow it.  I did take some time off last week while on vacation, but getting back to my healthy, low-carb eating plan now.

For the 4th of July, I made burgers and chicken, but I sure was craving corn fritters as a side dish. However, corn is usually avoided on a low-carb diet, as it is a starchy vegetable.

Looking in my freezer and cabinets, I came up with this recipe using the ingredients I had on hand. Adding a minimal amount of corn gave it the flavor and texture I wanted, and cauliflower rice is such a great low-carb vegetable.  Along with the eggs, the "rice" held the batter together.   Although it's not my favorite vegetable,  I'm learning that cauli rice is a great ingredient to keep on hand.  I'm so happy that these turned out to be tasty and satisfying! And the carb count is wonderful per serving size. This recipe also includes healthy fats if you use coconut or avocado oil for frying.

This recipe made approximately 16 small fritters. I've popped the extras in my freezer and hope they still taste good later!

Low Carb Cauliflower/Corn Fritters

3 eggs, beaten
1 12 oz bag frozen Trader Joe's Organic Cauliflower Rice, thawed and drained in colander
3/4 cup canned corn
1/2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 to 3/4 c almond flour (start with 1/2 cup, add more if needed, until your batter is thickened to your liking)
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Add by heaping Tablespoon to a hot skillet (I fried these in butter, but you can also use healthy fats such as coconut or avocado oil) These take a little longer to cook than traditional fritters, so wait until the edges are very firm to flip them. Cook until browned on both sides. Serve warm.

Toppings:  For a savory treat, you can add a dollop of sour cream or coconut cream with more sea salt or even a dash of cayenne pepper on top.  Try dipping in some sugar-free maple syrup if you want a sweeter treat!  I also tried a little Balsamic Vinegar on one of these and it was fabulous too!

Batter for the fritters

Still not ready to flip!

Cauliflower/Corn Fritters!

Recipe/nutritional counts calculated with first 5 ingredients only,  and calculated with 1/2 c of almond flour.

Per 4 fritter serving:

230 calories
14.1 g fat
174 mg cholesterol
308 mg sodium
11.46 g carbs
4.25 g fiber
6.23 g sugar
14 g protein

7.22 net grams carbs per serving

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