Fabulous Brussels Sprouts Fritters

Apparently these lovely fried vegetable pancakes are also called Bellinis, but where I come from, they are fritters. And they are absolutely one of the tastiest fritters I’ve eaten. But, I admit that I do love Brussels sprouts and they may not be a hit with everyone, but if you’re a fan, do try them. In the fully loaded version of this recipe, the mix includes green peppers, onions and bacon pieces. For a lower carb’d version, omit the onions and green peppers.

Loaded Brussels Sprouts Fritters

2 cups shredded Brussels sprouts
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon dried Celeriac Leaves
2 tablespoons low carb Baking Mix or Almond Flour
1/2 teaspoon Seasoning Salt
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan or other hard Italian cheese
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Pepper
1/4 cup diced Sweet Peppers (optional)
1/4 cup minced Onion (optional)
1/4 cup Bacon pieces (optional)
1 to 2 tablespoons Butter

Put Brussels sprouts in a microwave safe bowl, cover with a paper towel or plate and microwave for 1 minute to partially cook. You can also bring a pot of water to a boil and put the Brussels sprouts in for 1 to 2 minutes to par boil.

Drain any liquid off the partially cooked sprouts and pat dry with a paper towel. In the bowl mix the flour and seasonings together, then add the eggs and onions and mix. Add vegetables, bacon and stir together.

In a skillet add about 1/2 tablespoon butter to melt and add the onions. Sauté until onions are just tender.

Heat a skillet or griddle until a drop of water sizzles on it. Lower heat the medium, then melt about a 1/2 tablespoon of butter to cover the skillet. Spoon about 1/4th of the mix onto the grilled and spread into a patty. Repeat with two or three more (depending on how large your skillet is.) Let cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then lift to see if the patty is browned. If so, turn over and cook the other side for the same time. Repeat with the rest of the batter if needed.

Makes 4 fritters. Serve with sour cream or a dill sauce or mayonnaise with herbs mixed in.

Nutrition Info: (Fully loaded – all optional ingredients added) – per fritter
Calories: 159 Fat: 11.4 g Net Carbs: 4.9 g Protein: 9.3 g

Basic Fritter (No optional ingredients added) – per fritter
Calories: 127.6 Fat: 9.9 g Net Carbs: 3.7 g Protein: 6.1 g