In my quest to get my eating habits more in line with The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I discovered a recipe for latkes on the SCD recipe website. With some minor changes, I gave them a try and my husband and I both liked them a lot! They involve a few steps, but it's worth it! We decided that they are going to become one of our staples. Here's the basic recipe with some ideas for different variations - they are pretty versatile, hence the name:
Anytime Veggie Fritters
Ingredients: 1 medium cauliflower 3 large zucchinis, grated 2 small onions, diced Oil 3 cloves of garlic 2 eggs, beaten salt & pepper to taste
Chop up the cauliflower and steam it until tender.
While the cauliflower is cooking, grate the zucchini either by hand or using the grating blade on your food processor. Put it in a bowl, add salt and set aside for 10 minutes to get the water out.
Now dice the onions and brown them in a bit of oil.
When the cauliflower is done, mash it up using a potato masher. Salt it and set aside for 10 minutes to get the water out.
Put the zucchini into a tea towel and squeeze all the water out. Add it to a mixing bowl.
Do the same with the cauliflower.
Heat a skillet with enough oil to cover the bottom.
Add the cooked onions, beaten eggs, salt, and pepper into the mixing bowl with the zuc and cauli and thoroughly combine (your hands will work best).
Drop by spoonfuls into the hot oil and lightly pat them with the back of the spoon.
Cook for about 5 min on the first side - they will be golden and hold together. Flip and cook for another 3 min or so. (Ours got a bit dark b/c we did them outside on our grill burner - it was too hot last night to cook inside!).
Top with apple sauce
Serve with bacon or sausage at breakfast time!
Add some spices to the mixture (maybe some curry and turmeric for an Indian flavor, or basil and oregano for Italian)
Top with thinly sliced chicken, pork, or beef
Put a dollop of chutney or salsa on them
Substitute some grated carrot for some of the zucchini
Use as a side dish at dinner (we had ours with grilled rib eye steak and grilled veggies)