Spaghetti squash is such an amazing low carb veggie! It makes a great substitute for potatoes, so if you’re looking for a low carb spaghetti squash latkes recipe look no further. Not a fan of spice? You can easily leave it out to suit your taste buds.
Today, I got in trouble with my bestie.
She just happens to also be my bloggy mentor, so when she “gets on me” about something, I do my best to follow her advice. What did I do? Well, it was more what I wasn’t doing.
So what was I doing wrong? My YouFood posts were showing up on my Facebook wall and my bestie saw them. She was all like WHY AREN’T YOU POSTING THESE RECIPES ON YOUR BLOG?????
Truth be told, the majority of the time that I make meals, I just throw something together. I didn’t think of it as a “recipe”.
Spicy Spaghetti Squash Latkes and the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
They were inspired by this post at Running to the Kitchen. Paired with a couple fresh, fried eggs from my sweet little bantam hen (RIP little Hendini…sniff) and a salad with Easy Balsamic Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing this made a delicious, low carb THM S meal.
What makes it an S? Whole eggs and a low carb veggie fried in healthy fats! You can certainly lighten up this meal a bit by using just fresh squeezed lemon juice or raw ACV for dressing or choosing a lean protein such as chicken breast. You’ll still be in S territory (you don’t want to try non-stick spray, they won’t fry quite right without the fats in the pan) but a lighter S.
Holiday fare or every day, they’re perfect!
Latkes are traditionally eaten for Hanukkah and if you celebrate it, rejoice for this low carb option! These low carb spaghetti squash latkes are also great any time of year for any meal. Just be sure to serve with an appropriate amount of healthy protein and load up on those non starchy veggies for a complete and healthy meal.
Let’s get our latke on!
Spicy Spaghetti Squash Latkes | Gluten Free with Grain Free Option
A delightful, low carb and grain free alternative to traditional potato latkes. If you're not following Trim Healthy Mama or otherwise restricted on grains, try adding oat flour in place of the almond flour.
- 1-2 cups of baked spaghetti squash, with excess liquid squeezed out
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup diced, sweet onion. More if you like.
- 2 Tbs almond flour or flax meal
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp (or more...I think I may have used a whole tsp) of My Favorite Creole Seasoning Blend
- 1/2 tsp (or more) yellow curry powder
- Healthy fat for frying, such as coconut oil or butter
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg and seasonings.
- Mix in spaghetti squash, onions, and almond flour or ground flax. (or oat flour, if using)
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat then add fat to melt.
- When water droplets skitter around the skillet it is ready.
- To make the spaghetti squash latkes, add a couple heaping spoonfuls of spaghetti squash mixture to the pan for each latke and shape into patties.
- Fry for several minutes until it begins to brown on the bottom, then flip and cook for several more minutes or until the other side gets nice and brown too.
While my recipes are not officially endorsed by Trim Healthy Mama, I do my best to ensure they meet plan guidelines. Always refer to the THM plan book for complete information.