Missing latkes? Craving fried potato goodness? Spaghetti squash makes a great substitute for potatoes! I’ve kicked my low carb spaghetti squash latkes up a notch with some spicy seasoning, too. Not a fan of spice? You can easily leave it out to suit your taste buds. This recipe is perfect for the Trim Healthy Mama wanting to stay on plan during Hanukkah!
If you’re a Trim Healthy Mama and celebrate Hanukkah you might be missing those yummy fried potato pancakes right now.
Even if you’re just a lover of fried potato things, once you make the switch to a lower glycemic lifestyle, there’s just not much room in your life for fried, white potato things anymore.
All’s not lost, however! I’ve got a super easy, grain free, low carb latke recipe that’s perfect for the Trim Healthy Mama plan. It’s also perfect for gluten- and grain-free peeps and keto diets.
What Do I Need To Make Them?
I love how simple this recipe is, just a few ingredients! You can use any spicy seasoning to your taste or leave it out.
- Cooked spaghetti squash
- Onion (I prefer it grated over diced, it flavors the whole latke better that way)
- Almond flour
- My Favorite Creole Seasoning Blend
- Yellow curry powder
- Salt and pepper
SQUEEZE THAT SPAGHETTI SQUASH!
The key to browning spaghetti squash is to squeeze out as much water as possible. Measure your spaghetti squash after squeezing, too.
You can put your spaghetti squash in a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Then put something heavy on top and let it drip. Or, use your hands and squeeze.
Another method is using a nut milk bag and squeezing the squash.
I’ve found that I typically squeeze about half the volume out of my spaghetti squash. So, for 1 cup of squeezed squash start with 2 cups.
Spicy Spaghetti Squash Latkes For A Trim & Healthy Hanukkah.
Let’s face it. No matter what holidays you celebrate they’re usually not THM friendly, are they? I’m so thankful there are so many on-plan variations of our favorite holiday foods!
Since traditional latkes are made with shredded white potatoes and fried in oil they’re totally not on plan! Especially when topped with applesauce and sour cream, right?
Spaghetti squash makes a perfect sub for potatoes (see my squashbrowns recipe). That definitely brings a little light into my life this time of year!
What makes it an S? Whole eggs and a low carb veggie fried in healthy fats!
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.
I love these with fried eggs and a salad for breakfast. Yes, I said salad for breakfast. I’m not a big fan of traditional breakfast foods so a salad (or soup, leftovers, even a burger) for breakfast aren’t unusual for me.
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 THM friendly meal.
- 1 cup of baked spaghetti squash, measured after excess liquid squeezed out
- 1 egg
- 1/2 small onion, grated
- 2 Tbs almond flour or flax meal
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp (or more) of My Favorite Creole Seasoning Blend
- 1/2 tsp (or more) yellow curry powder
- 1 tablespoon 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 heaping tablespoon of spaghetti squash mixture to the pan for each latke and shape into patties.
- Fry for around 3 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.
Using THM Baking Blend
Use 1 tablespoon of Baking Blend. If batter seems too thin, add a little more.
Nutrition Info Notes
You may not need the whole tablespoon of coconut oil, but nutrition information is calculated with 1 tablespoon.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 latke
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40.4Total Fat: 3.2gSaturated Fat: 1.7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 23.3mgSodium: 12.5mgCarbohydrates: 2.1gNet Carbohydrates: 1.6gFiber: 0.5gSugar: .8gProtein: 1.3g
Nutrition information is approximate and based on the best knowledge available at the time of recipe publication. Your results may vary due to differences in ingredients. You can make your own calculations if this recipe does not include nutrition info by using an online calculator such as https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp