Southern “Potato” Cakes

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Southern “Potato” Cakes

We low-carbers know you can’t eat white potatoes on a low-carb plan.  However you can get creative with jicama and other vegetables and get that potato taste when fried.  These “potato” cakes stay crunchy as jicama is quite crunchy even after cooking.  The flavor is VERY close to real potatoes when cooked this way.  This recipe is OK for Induction.  You can also do this with grated, peeled turnip or rutabaga, but recalculate carbs if you change.  When you get to the OWL starchy veggie rung, using rutabaga is the best in these! 🙂  I have since original publishing, added the flax meal and resistant wheat starch.  These are optional, but really improve these in flavor and texture for me and I intend to include them always, so I have included in the nutritional info numbers below.  Those 2 added ingredients only increase net carbs by .17 g and boost calories from 47 to 53 per cake, so that is negligible and well worth the inclusion for what they bring to these “Potato” Cakes.

INGREDIENTS:

12 oz jicama, grated (or daikon radish, or turnip, or rutabaga)

1/4 c. onion, grated

1 whole egg + 1 small egg white (I used 2 T. carton egg whites)

1/8 tsp. sea salt

Dash black pepper

2 T. bacon grease, or oil of your choice

1 T. flax meal (optional)

1 T. Resistant wheat starch (optional)

DIRECTIONS:  Skin/peel back the brown outer skin of your jicama. Weigh out 12 oz. and grate. Pat out any moisture with paper towels and place grated jicama into a medium bowl.  Add all other ingredients and stir well. Put unused jicama in a ziploc bag in fridge for some other use.  Melt grease/oil in non-stick skillet over high heat.   Using fork or spoon, dip half the mixture into 5 portions onto the hot skillet, spreading it out fairly thin into 2½” patties patties.  Brown nicely on both sides.  I serve with my morning eggs and bacon/sausage or as a dinner side.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: Makes 10 potato cakes, each has:

53 cals, 3.55g fat,4.19g carbs, 2.27g fiber,1.92g NET CARBS, 1.39g  protein, 30 mg. sodium

2 thoughts on “Southern “Potato” Cakes

  1. sjwnana1

    It has been a while, sence I sent you a message, but still want you to know .. I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU WERE THE BEST..STILL DO MY FRIEND I have been low carb sence 1999 TAKEN OFF OVER 240 POUNDS.. and you have helped me along the way… hope all is well, with you and hubby, and I send blessings with some hugs sheila

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    On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 8:55 AM Buttoni’s Low-Carb Recipes wrote:

    > Peggy posted: ” We low-carbers know you can’t eat white potatoes on a > low-carb plan. However you can get creative with jicama and other > vegetables and get that potato taste when fried. These “potato” cakes stay > crunchy as jicama is quite crunchy even after cooking.” >

    1. So nice of you to stop by, Sheila. Hope you and your family are also doing well throughout all this mess going on. I keep on posting recipes just to maintain some sort of normalcy in all of it. May God bless and keep all of us safe.

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