I got a whole box of goodies from LC Food Corp at www.HoldtheCarbs.com. Both products I ordered, and a nice (generous!) care package of products to try and review when they came on as a sponsor.
I’ve been very happy with them so far. The prices are good, the shipping is fast, they are open to feedback and suggestions, and they have a nice variety of low carb food products.
Not to mention the fact that they’ve given us an exclusive coupon code (LCTRAVEL) for a free mix with any order!
I bought some boneless chicken breast to try the mix for Fried Chicken, but decided to test it out on another old southern favorite first: Fried Squash.
Low Carb Breading
The Low Carb Breading from LC Food Corp is diabetic friendly, gluten free and low carb. It’s great for casserole toppings, fried meats or vegetables, or breaded baked foods.
This is an ideal product for diabetics, or those who eat low carb or gluten free, and miss the occasional breaded or fried foods in their diet. (That would be me! lol…)
I tried it earlier this week as a casserole topping and it added a nice tasty crispy topping to my baked cheesy spinach.
Fried Squash Recipe with Low Carb Breading
I’ve been making Fried Squash all my life, starting as a young girl helping my grandmother in the kitchen. The traditional Fried Squash Recipe I used was very simple:
Slice squash, salt it (so it will “bleed”, also for taste), let it sit until it “bleeds” (or “sweats” as I like to call it). Put about half inch or so of cooking oil in the iron skillet, heat to medium low. Mix half flour and half corn meal in a bowl, dip each slice in and coat both sides, then carefully drop them into the hot grease (test heat first by dropping a small pinch of flour into the grease to make sure it sizzles). Turn to brown each side.
I know how well flour & corn meal stick to things (um, like glue -lol), but I wasn’t sure how well the Low Carb Breading would stick to just salted squash.
I decided to mix an egg with a little Heavy Whipping Cream (zero carb), and pour about half of that into a Ziploc Bag with the sliced salted squash.
I shook it until the squash was coated well with the wet mixture, then added the Low Carb Breading into the bag and shook again until the pieces were well coated with that as well.
Update: Glen says the egg is unnecessary and to just dip foods into a bit of Heavy Whipping Cream before dipping them into the Low Carb Breading mix. The egg is just me being from the south and being used to a traditional “egg wash” with fried foods.
I decided to make double sure they were coated good, to ensure nice crisp Fried Squash, so I poured a bit of the mix into a bowl and dipped each side into it before placing it in the iron skillet.
As I mentioned, you want to make sure the grease is already hot when you add the squash, and you want to cook Fried Squash on medium low heat. My stove has a 1-to-10 knob, and I set mine close to but just below “4″.
This allows the squash to get tender, but the outside to get crisp. You want to turn them when they brown, and brown them on the other side. When they’re done, take each piece out and put them on a plate covered with a paper towel – to soak up the excess grease.
Yum! That’s just beautiful, isn’t it?
Low Carb Breading Review
I was very happy with the Low Carb Breading product. It comes in a resealable bag, it worked very well as both a casserole topper AND with frying, and it has a nice flavor to it.
If you decide to order low carb products like this one from www.HoldtheCarbs.com, be sure to use our coupon code “LCTRAVEL” (without quotes) to get a free mix with your order.
This one is definitely a winner, and will be a new staple in my low carb food list. I haven’t eaten fried foods (um, much -grin) since I started the low carb diet, but being from the South… I do miss it sometimes. It will be a real treat to have the occasional guilt free fried chicken or fried zucchini, or more traditional casseroles!
As you can see, the Fried Squash Recipe with the Low Carb Breading turned out absolutely perfect. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and absolutely delicious: