Sweet Potato and Kohlrabi Fritters.

Food, diet and nutrition are things that I have always been interested in and prided myself in being attentive to (no judging some of the fun, i.e. fatty recipes on this here blog!). Changing ones diet, and the diet of their family, is not an easy road to travel, so I have made the decision to do it slowly and with calculation. I have also decided that I am going to do it in the tastiest way possible. This past weekend marked the beginning of my gluten free journey (I started Thursday) and I had a lot of fun thinking outside of the box with my available garden veggies to create dishes that were nutritious and so tasty the hubs would not even notice (until told) that they were missing ingredients like flour or bread. This fried sweet potato dish was a breakfast hit and one I plan to reinvent with many other veggies!

Sweet Potato and Kohlrabi Fritters.

Ingredients

1 medium kohlrabi, shred

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 small sweet potato, shred

1 tablespoon fresh chive, finely chopped

1 free range egg

1 tablespoon flax seed

1/4 teaspoon zantham gum

kosher or sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

coconut or olive oil

Process

Salt kohlrabi and let sit for 20 minutes in strainer over a bowl. Rinse well and squeeze dry. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Heat oil to 350 degrees (or until a wooden skewer pressed on bottom of pan bubbles) in a deep frying pan or skillet. Spoon mixture into pan and press flat. Fry 5-6 minutes on each side.

Remove, salt and drain on paper towel until ready to eat.

Enjoy!

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Filed under Appetizer, Breakfast, Dairy Free, From the Garden, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian

7 responses to “Sweet Potato and Kohlrabi Fritters.

  1. Looks yummy. Hope your feeling OK. I’ve been gluten free for about 7yrs now – it get’s easier as you discover new ways to re-invent old favourites. Take good care of yourself, lovely girl : )

  2. Thanks Vonnie! Do you do anything other than gluten free? I am starting small :)

    • I cut out dairy a while back but it’s crept back in, mainly as cheese as I eat very little meat these days (just don’t like the meat down here) and use non-GMO soya milk when I really need to have milk. I eat lots of fish, veg, pulses and try not to touch anything that isn’t organic (again, not so easy here, as nothing is labelled, but as most local stuff is grown in back yard small holdings, much is organic by default).

      I use lots of seeds such as chia, flax, gogi berries and anything high antioxidants like raw cocoa nibs. Also dabble with a bit of fermented veg, sea veg/seaweed/miso/nori/spurilina and teas such as nettle, hibiscus, milk thistle; supplements such as MSM, and very occasionally Maca if I’m feeling tired. Of course, you need to be careful as you’re on meds, as I’m sure you know, some “herbal” things not only don’t work alongside meds, but can have a seriously detrimental effect when mixed.

      Anyway, somewhere in that lot, something must be working for me, as I do not have a single ache or pain and old aliments from back in my 20s have vanished. My last full check up gave me a health age of mid 30s, which I am more than happy with at 55!

  3. I love anything with sweet potatoes!

  4. this looks amazing Becky! sweet potatoes and yams are my FAVE! :)

    xoxoxo,
    ~Melissa

  5. These look amazing and wonderful. I cannot wait to try it.Come and visit us on Friday. We are having a great giveaway. Flip flops that you will love.

  6. I’m always looking for something to do with my kohlrabi! Thanks!

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