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Friday, October 9, 2015

TUNA ZUCCHINI FRITTERS





TUNA ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

These were unusually good.  I think the Swiss cheese really made these!  But then again, I love cheese…most cheeses, except for stinky cheeses.  To be honest, I rarely use Swiss cheese these days.  I stick with very ordinary cheeses for the most part, such as Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Muenster, Provolone and Mozzarella cheese. I guess I have simple tastes for the most part.  

3 tbsp bacon fat, divided (45 mL)
1/cup chopped onion (125 mL)
21/cups grated zucchini (625 mL)
2 cups grated Swiss cheese (500 mL)
2, 6-oz cans tuna (170 g each)
1/cup minced fresh parsley (75 mL)
2 tbsp coconut flour (30 mL)
3 eggs
1/tsp salt (1 mL)
1/tsp black pepper (1 mL)


In nonstick frying pan in 1 tbsp (15 mL) bacon fat, over medium heat, fry onion until turning brown.  Place in large bowl.  Squeeze as much liquid out of the zucchini as possible (I just grab handfuls and squeeze real hard).  Place in large bowl along with onion, tuna, Swiss cheese, parsley and coconut flour.  In small bowl, beat eggs with fork and add salt and black pepper.  Stir into tuna and vegetable mixture.  Form patties and fry in bacon fat over medium heat, about 2 minutes, flip and continue flipping for the next 3 to 4 minutes until they are golden brown on both sides.

Yield:  11 fritters
1 fritter
171.6 calories
14.6 g protein
10.8 g fat
0.9 g fiber
2.6 g net carbs 

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