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Fried Fauxtatoes – Low Carb and Grain Free

This crunchy tuber has quickly become one of my favorite potato replacements!

It just satisfies that need to crunch and chew, which I love!

(Don’t these look like the real deal?!)

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This crispy tuber has a hint of sweetness and resembles a turnip in appearance.  A cup of jicama contains 11.5 g carbohydrates (with 6.4 g being fiber), which is about equal to a carrot.  It also brings to mind water chestnuts, so it would probably work great in a stir-fry.

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(Photo courtesy of COOKING LIGHT)

For my Fried Fauxtatoes recipe, I first peeled the jicama and cubed it up into small bite-size pieces.  I diced up some onion and skillet fried both in bacon grease for great flavor.  The jicama retained its crunch instead of softening like potatoes but it was still a very satisfying breakfast.  I topped it with a fried egg.

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Yummy Low Carb Breakfast Pudding

This recipe has been around for a while!  But there’s a reason for that…it’s yummy and filling!

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CJ’S BREAKFAST PUDDING

1/3 cup ricotta cheese (I use cottage cheese)
1 egg
3 Tbs. heavy cream
1 Tbs. flax meal
sugar free Maple syrup (I also add a packet of Stevia to sweeten)
Dash of cinnamon

Put first three ingredients into a sauce pan and cook until thick, kinda like a cream of wheat consistency.  Stir in Stevia and flax meal.

Top with sugar free breakfast syrup and a pat of real butter if desired.   Serve warm.

COOK’S NOTE:  Loaded with lots of fiber and high in Omega-3s, flaxseed is great for firing up the metabolism.  Flaxseed meal can also be used as a binder or egg substitute in baked goods for people who are allergic to eggs. The seeds can be sprinkled on fruit, vegetables, cereal or yogurt, while flax seed meal can be used in baking or to bulk out meat dishes.

With the cottage cheese and no Splenda:
Cal 321, Fat 24 g, Net Carbs 8 g, Protein 18 g

*Recipe found at Low Carb Friends.

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.

Another Brownie Recipe

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Honest, that’s the title of this recipe.  I considered calling it Easy One Bowl Brownies, but decided to go with what I wrote down on the card.  This is another from my vintage recipe collection.

This recipe is very forgiving and I have made substitutions in the past with great results.

Another Brownie Recipe
 
1 stick butter, melted ( I have used 1/2 cup oil or 1/2 cup applesauce)
5 T cocoa ( I used 2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate)
2 eggs
3/4 c flour
1 cup sugar (I added 1/2 cup brown sugar)
1/2 cup pecan pieces, optional

Mix all together.  Pour into 7 x11 dish for thicker brownies. 

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

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Cheesy Sausage Egg Muffins ~ Bake and Take

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There are several versions of the Low Carb Sausage Egg Muffin out there.  I came across this recipe a few years ago and have continued to use it when I have a desire for an easy take-along breakfast.

Cheesy Sausage Egg Muffins (Low Carb)

6 Tbs crushed pork skins (Lowery’s)
1/2 cup chopped veggies of your choice
6 oz sausage or bacon, cooked and crumbled
5 eggs, beaten and seasoned with salt and pepper
4 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Using a 6 cup muffin pan, place about 1 tablespoon of crushed pork skins in the bottom of each muffin cup.  Next, place meat and veggies on top of the pork skins.  Pour the beaten eggs over the pork skins, meat, and veggies layers, enough to fill the cup.  Top with shredded cheese.  Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins have puffed up and look set (done).

Sorry there’s no specific measurements.  I usually just guesstimate on the amounts.  That means the muffins are usually different, but always good.  There’s so many possibilities.

One of my favorites combinations is pizza toppings where I use pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers and onions.   Another possibility is a savory cheesy chicken and broccoli muffin.

After baking, I let them cool, then bag them up by twos.  That gives me three days of a ready-made low carb breakfast that I can take along to work with me to have with my coffee.

Happy Low Carbing!

Nutritional info per My Fitness Pal: Per muffin, 2 carbs, 20.8 fat, 20.7 protein, 282 cal
(Info based on using 6 oz breakfast sausage)

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