Low carb fried fotatoes…what the what?
Eating low carb can be a little challenging for a carbie like me. I love noodles, pasta and potatoes. For the most part I do without them fine, but every once in a while I just have to have them.
That’s why I love the Trim Healthy Mama food plan. It’s based on low carb, but it incorporates healthy low glycemic carbs as well. There’s a limit of 45 grams per meal and you can’t eat them with fats. All fats and carbs are eaten separately. While I do mostly low carb, I can incorporate some carbs without going overboard and still stay on plan and that makes me very happy!
However, white potatoes are not on plan. 🙁
So what’s a girl to do when she has a mad hankering for fried potatoes for breakfast?
She gets creative that’s what!!
This morning I had a craving for crispy fried potatoes with onions and bacon like my dad used to make. I could almost taste them. I think I might have even drooled a little. My first inclination was to say “chuck it” and just make them. But I could hear Serene and Pearl (the Sisters who created THM plan) whispering in my ear rather loudly “No, that’s not on plan! Don’t do it!!”
Was there a low carb alternative? I hadn’t ever seen a low carb fried potato recipe anywhere. That’s when it hit me…
Yup, you read that right… radishes. I know that sounds really weird, but in the Trim Healthy Table cookbook there is a recipe for beef stew using radishes instead of potatoes. Mr. H and I love this recipe! The radishes are a perfect replacement for potatoes, we don’t even miss them. Radishes are fantastic smashed and roasted and is one of our favs as well (also in the cookbook), so I thought, why not fried?
I headed to the kitchen to give it a shot. I really wasn’t sure if they would brown and crisp up the way I hoped, but they did!!
Here’s my recipe…
Super Healthy Low Carb Fried Fotatoes
- 8-10 large radishes for 1 serving or 16-20 for 2 servings. You can also use turnips. They work well too!
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1 T butter
- 2 green onions
- 2-3 strips crispy bacon crumbled could use real bacon bits
- Salt and pepper to taste
Thinly slice the radishes. I slice mine the easy way, in my Cuisinart food processor. I've had this processor for about 12 years and seriously don't know what I'd do without it. It works as good today as when I first got it. I use it almost every day. This is the one I have and LOVE!
Heat your pan on medium high heat.
Add the coconut and butter to a non stick frying pan. Mine is a Copper Chef pan and I totally love it.
Add the sliced radishes and green onions. When they are starting to turn brown add the bacon crumbles. As they start to brown, flip them a few times until brown and crispy.
When they are as brown and crispy as you like them, plate, serve and enjoy!
Try shredded radishes or shredded turnips instead of sliced for great hash browns too!
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