In case you’re new here, let me preface this recipe by letting you know I am NOT a cook -lol. This recipe came about as one of my many “science experiments” in the kitchen, which is usually the result of being hungry and combining any number of random ingredients to avoid having to go pick up take-out. 😛
That said… these turned out amazingly delicious!
Note: You can easily substitute ingredients. Specifically the meat & veggies. I happen to think they would be great with salmon and shredded brussel sprouts, but you can just go with your preferences here. 😉
I simply pulled out low carb foods I had on hand, which included: leftover cooked broccoli & cauliflower, a can of tuna, a bag of pork skins, eggs, and a bag of finely shredded parmesan cheese.
- 3 Large Eggs
- 1 can Chunk Light Tuna In Water
- 2 cups cooked broccoli & cauliflower
- 6 ounce bag of Kraft Parmesan, Finely Shredded
- 1.50 oz bag of Fried Pork Skins
I opened the bag of pork skins just enough to let the air out, and crushed them up inside the bag. Then I put all the ingredients in a big mixing bowl (and added the 3rd egg to get the texture right).
Then I simply mixed it all together really well:
I wasn’t really sure if they would hold together if I fried them, so I fried half the batch and baked the other half – hoping for the best 🙂 lol.
I started with a skillet and added olive oil, then pattied out the fritters with my hands and carefully placed them into the hot oil over medium heat.
They DID hold together! Perfectly even. 🙂 Yay!
I baked the other half of the batch on Parchment Paper in the oven at 350 degrees until nice and brown, flipping them once to get an even brown on both sides.
I got about the same result, but the fritters fried in olive oil were a bit “crispier” – and were definitely my favorite.
They reheated well, by placing them on parchment paper and baking at 450 degrees for a few minutes on each side to “crisp them back up”.
These were incredibly EASY to make, delicious, and great to make up for several meals. I made 15 smaller (palm-sized) patties from this batch, so the nutrition facts are for a single fritter.
Carb Count, Macros & Nutrition Facts
They came out to 1 carb each the way I made mine. Obviously you’ll want to count the exact ingredients and amounts you use yourself in this recipe. I use and recommend the Free Recipe Calculator at MyFitnessPal.
I would love to hear how YOU make this recipe! I think it would be great with salmon and shredded brussel sprouts, just a mixture of leftover veggies, or any number of combinations. 🙂 Enjoy!
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