Diet Type: Dairy free, Gluten free, Grain free, Phase 1 Restricted, Phase 1 Semi Restricted, Phase 2 Reduce and Repair
Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Yields: 2 servings
These fritters make an excellent and ﬁlling breakfast or brunch. Why not cook up a batch of them the night before and then just re-heat them in the morning, while you cook some pancetta? Also great with a salad for a light lunch.
1 zucchini, grated
2 free-range eggs
2 tbs coconut flour
2 tsp ghee or coconut oil
6 strips free-range bacon, free from sugar and nitrates
Salt and pepper
1 dried ancho chili
6 tomatoes, seeded and diced
4 scallions, green part only, finely chopped
1 red chili pepper, diced
1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed and chopped
1 lime, juice and zest
2 tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper
Squeeze the excess moisture out of the grated zucchini. You can do this easily by grabbing a handful of it and squeezing it. Liquid will escape, so do this over the sink or a bowl.
Place the zucchini in a large bowl. Add in the eggs and coconut ﬂ our. Mix to combine. If this mixture is too wet, add in a little bit more coconut ﬂ our. If the mixture is too dry, add in a drop of water. Season with salt and pepper.
In a large non-stick frying pan, heat over a medium heat and melt the ghee or coconut oil. To cook the fritters, add in a large spoonful of batter. Repeat until you have ﬁ lled the pan ensuring you have left room to ﬂip the fritters.
Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side and then ﬂ ip, and cook on the other side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Melt some more ghee or coconut oil in the pan and add the pancetta rashers, cook to your liking then remove from the pan.
To serve, place the fritters on a plate with a side of pancetta and a dollop of smoky salsa.