Grain-free, low carb, tasty bacon buffalo broccoli bites with optional buffalo sauce and optional cheese. A yummy low-carb alternative to hash browns.
Bacon Buffalo Broccoli Bites are grain-free, low carb broccoli bacon fritters with buffalo sauce, spices, and optional cheese. These make a great appetizer or vegetable side dish.
I must admit that I am really not a broccoli lover. I always have to have something on it or covering it to make it palatable for me. Basically, it needs to be disguised in something yummy!
My husband can eat it raw with nothing on it. I must have been a “supertaster” because it makes me gag like a toddler.
However, I can eat a great amount of healthy broccoli in this recipe. I even have it as a side dish with dinner or with breakfast eggs.
Easy to make by pulsing a processor or blender, then mixing the ingredients, and baking. Then lightly frying till a little crisp.
These Egg Bacon Zucchini Nests are also a low carb breakfast favorite.
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Bacon Buffalo Broccoli Bites
- 1 ¾ cups chopped broccoli florets
- 4 slices cooked bacon chopped
- 2 cloves garlic peeled
- 1 ½ tablespoon coconut flour or can use ⅓ cup almond flour instead
- 2 large eggs
- 2 ½ tablespoon to 3 red hot pepper sauce I used this one *optional
- ⅓ cup grated cheddar cheese * can omit for dairy free
- 1 ½ tablespoon Parmesan cheese *can omit for dairy free
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoon avocado oil or other oil of choice, for frying
- Optionally Garnish Each with:
- 1 teaspoon sour cream or paleo sour cream
- ½ teaspoon extra red hot pepper sauce
- Preheat oven to 425 F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a food processor or blender combine the first three ingredients and pulse until the broccoli, garlic and bacon are minced.
- In a large mixing bowl combine: the minced broccoli garlic and bacon, coconut flour, eggs, red pepper sauce, grated cheese, parmesan cheese, sea salt, and pepper. Mix together thoroughly.
- Place spoonfuls ( about1 ½ tbsps) of the dough onto the parchment paper, lightly smashing them down with the back of your spoon to a pattie like shape. Repeat until all dough is used.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until firm and no longer sticky. Remove from oven and cool enough to handle.
- Heat a large frying pan and the avocado oil or oil of choice to medium high heat. Fry broccoli bites, a few at a time for a minute or two on each side until browned and crisp. Remove from pan and repeat. Serve with a little optional sour cream (or paleo sour cream) and more red pepper sauce.
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Nutritional Data: Serving size: 2 fritters out of 12 Calories: 158, Fat: 12 g, Saturated fat: 4 g,Unsaturated fat: 6 gTrans fat: 0 g, Carbohydrates: 4 g / Net Carbs: 2 g, Sugar: 1 g, Sodium: 412 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 9 g, Cholesterol: 89 mg
why do you bake them and then fry them? can't you just do one or the other. Thanks.
I bake them in advance, and store them in the fridge, and then fry to reheat and make them crisp. You can just bake or fry them, but I find the texture is better using both methods.
I live alone, so no one to help eat these. Do they freeze well?
Yes Angela, believe they do freeze well, but I usually keep them in the fridge.
has anyone tried these with squash or cauliflower? Will be making these tomorrow
Julie, I would think cauliflower or spaghetti squash would work in this recipe as well.
That's almost a tongue twister 🙂 These look so good!
Hey Katherine, I just noticed that it is alliteration and a tongue twister, lol. At least it does not rhyme.