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ZUCCHINI TOTS | HALLOUMI CHEESE FRIES (Low Carb / Keto)


These amazing baked cutlets / tots made with zucchini and Halloumi Cheese fries were a bomb. We had a small snack party for couple of our friends at home and served them with these delicacies. They were surprised to see these fat loaded snacks at our place. Gave them a short briefing on our low carb / keto diet plans and it got them puzzled, oh yes thats how these low carb and keto plans work. Except the hot sauce everything was homemade and low carb / keto friendly snacks.

Check out these yummax recipes. These are not traditional recipes so no hard rules on use of ingredients. Have used whatever was available in my pantry. Garlic powder and zaatar were used cause i wanted to finish them off before they could expire. Just go with simple and readily available ones.

Ingredients for Zucchini Tots:
2 cups - Shredded Zucchini
2 tbsp - Cheddar Cheese
1 tbsp - Flax powder / Egg 1
1 tbsp - Almond Meal
2 tbsp - Onions
1 - Green chilli
1 tsp - Grated ginger
1 tsp - Garlic powder
Salt as required
Red Chilli flakes as required
Pepper Powder as required
1 tbsp - Fresh Coriander

Preperations:
Grate zucchini transfer to a cheese / muslin cloth and allow the water to completely drain from it.

Grind almonds to fine powder, grate cheese.

Mix flax powder to water and make a sticky paste out of it which is the egg replacer.

Chop Onions, green chilli, grate ginger, coriander for use.

                         

Mix all of the above to a dough without adding any water.

 

Roll into tiny tots/ flat them as per your desired consistency and bake them in preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes at 200 C. Take them to the top rack for last 5 minutes for more crunchier one.



Ingredients for Halloumi cheese fries:
200 gms - Halloumi Cheese
1 tbsp - Flax Meal
1 tbsp - Almond Flour 
Salt
Frying Oil / Butter 
as per requirement below spices can be added or omitted
Garlic Powder
Zaatar
Red Chilli powder
Black Pepper powder


Thinly slice halloumi cheese and mix them with the spices until they coat well.

                            

Mix them with a tbsp oil so that it coats well and allow to marinate refrigerated for 30 minutes minimum. 

                               

Pan fry them in olive oil / butter / any oil on both the sides until they turn crispy.


Serve with a side of Homemade Mayonnaise.

Mayonnaise Recipe:
1 cup - Fresh cream
3 tbsp - Olive oil
Salt
Black Pepper
1/2 tsp - Italian herbs
1/2 tsp - Garlic powder

In a processor / beater blend  until it turns thick n creamy. 
(any choice of herbs / flavorings can be added, garlic powder, herbs can be skipped too.

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