The tastiest nutrient dense keto fish fritters!
Nutrient dense foods seem to be a trend in my last few posts but I guess that it is just a normal reaction from my practice and constantly having to fix all the health issues derived by a diet lacking in real, nutritious foods.
Plus I love good food, and that to me means both tasty and healthy!
These nutrient dense keto fish fritters boast a few of my favorite nutrient dense foods:
Sardines: a no carb, Omega 3 rich food which is also low in calories and high in minerals! Yay!
Eggs: Vitamins, Minerals and good fats. Just choose the right egg (pastured and organic) and you can have the perfect food!
Coconut: Coconut oil is one of the most stable cooking oils, with a 350F smoke point. It also provides a ton of other health benefits, and some really good medium chain fats!
The perfect sauce
I like my fritters just plain or with a sprinkle of sea salt, but if you enjoy pairing them with a dip, I would try my delicious Keto Paleo Tzatziki Sauce. A match made in heaven!
- Serves: 12 patties / 4 portions
- Serving size: 3 patties
- Calories: 269
- Fat: 23 gr fat -
- Carbohydrates: 1.8 gr net carbs -
- Fiber: 2.2 grams fiber-
- Protein: 16 gr Protein -
- In a medium bowl, mush the sardines with a fork, until all broken up into small pieces.
- Now add the salt, psyllium and the beaten eggs, mix well and let rest for 5 minutes.
- In the meantime you can wash and trim your cilantro, then chop it as fine as you would like. In this case I left it quite coarse, so it would keep its distinctive flavor prominent.
- Add the cilantro to the bowl and mix well.
- After the dough is smooth and spongy, start forming the patties. It should yield 12 patties, about 2" in diameter and ¾ inch thick.
- Dredge the patties lightly in coconut flour.
- In a small ceramicor nonstick skillet heat up 1 tbs of coconut oil at the time and fry 3 patties.
- Cook the patties from 3 to 4 minutes each side, flattening them a bit with a spatula.
- Wipe the pan clean between batches so the flour remains will not burn.
- Let the patties rest on a piece of paper towel until ready to serve.
- Can be served hot or cold, can be reheated in the oven.