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Turnip Fries

You either love’m or hate’m!  I found them quite tasty, but not crispy.  I may try baking them next time.

I used a large turnip and tried to cut it into equal fry-like pieces.  I deep fried mine, but the most popular way to cook them seems to be to bake them with parmesan cheese and spices.  Yum!

See links to more recipes at the bottom of this post.

Baked Turnip Fries at Cook Local

Crispy Turnip Fries

Turnip and Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy Turnip Fries 2

 

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Low Carb Spicy Deep Fried Broccoli

As I was surfing some food blogs, I ran across a pic of deep fried veggies.  That’s where it all began.

My desire for something crispy, “breaded”, and fried!

I couldn’t get it off my mind.

Remembering how I fixed some deep fried cauliflower, I began to mentally check out the contents of my freezer.

I ran home at lunch, grabbed that bag of frozen broccoli that had been staring at me every time I opened the freezer door, and heated up the deep fryer.

I quickly threw the frozen miniature “trees” in a bowl of water and grabbed an egg and the coconut milk out of the fridge.

Reaching into the cabinet, I got out my brand new box of Carbquik  and coconut flour.  (I no longer use Carbquik, but a combination of almond flour and gluten free flour).

I really needed to get this all done within 55 minutes so the rush was on.

To make a long story short, I did.  The results were quite tasty and satisfied that desire for something deep fried.

I think I like them more than the cauliflower!  The next day I discovered they’re just as good COLD!  Hope you give this recipe a try.

Spicy Deep Fried Broccoli

 

One 16oz bag frozen broccoli
1 egg
3 T coconut milk, cream, half and half, or water
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Carbquik, or almond flour/gluten free flour mix
seasoning spices (Cajun spice, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, etc)
hot oil for deep frying
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Rinse and thaw the frozen broccoli.  Drain off the water.  With a fork or whisk, mix the milk or even water with the egg.  Set aside.  Add your preferred spices to both cheeses, stir and set aside.
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Put about a cup of broccoli florets into the egg mixture, stir around until the florets are coated with egg.  Next put the florets into the cheese/Carbquik mixture (I put the cheese into a quart size freezer bag) and shake around until the broccoli florets are well coated with the cheese-flour mixture.
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Have your deep fryer ready.  Carefully drop into the hot oil.  Deep fry 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.  Continue until all the broccoli is cooked. Drain on paper towels and serve with your preferred dipping sauce.  I chose Ranch Dip.
COOK’S NOTE:  My hubby has a deep fryer like this and he says it will really cook!  So much better than that little fry baby he had.  😉
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Deep Fried Cauliflower Florets (Low Carb)

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As I was deep frying these little golden bites, different ones wandered through the kitchen and asked what it was that I was cooking. Mr. Handyman finally decided that this was our pre-dinner appetizer.  I didn’t tell him they were low carb.  They wouldn’t have come within an inch of his mouth had he known.  😉

These can be served without or with any tasty dipping sauce you like.  We chose Ranch and Heinz LC Ketchup.

Deep Fried Cauliflower Florets (low carb)
One 10 oz bag frozen cauliflower
1 egg
3 T cream, half and half, or water
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated romano cheese
seasoning spices (garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, etc)
hot oil for deep frying
Rinse and thaw the frozen cauliflower.  Drain off the water.  With a fork or whisk, mix the cream, half and half, or even water with the egg.  Set aside.  Add your preferred spices to both cheeses, stir and set aside.
Put about a cup of cauliflower florets into the egg mixture, stir around until the florets are coated with egg.  Next put the florets into the cheese mixture (I put the cheese into a quart size freezer bag) and shake around until the cauliflower florets are well coated with the cheese mixture.
(Try tasty Deep Fried Broccoli if you like this recipe.)
Carefully drop into the hot oil.  Deep fry 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.  Continue until all the cauliflower is cooked. Drain on paper towels and serve with your preferred dipping sauce.
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Ok, I’ve had a hard time figuring this out but here goes.  I used the info found on Nutrition Data website.
Carb info:
For the whole recipe… Cauliflower 13 g (7 g fiber), egg is <1, parmesan cheese is about 2 g, romano cheese is about 2 g, and the cream is about 1.  So that comes out to 19 grams of carbs for the entire recipe, not including the sauce.  The oil had no carbs listed.