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…
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