Low-Carb Sauerkraut Veggie Fritters

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Hello new favourite breakfast! These low-carb sauerkraut veggie fritters are not only taste bud tango delicious, they’re also so good for your gut health.

The sauerkraut is a prebiotic which means it provides a happier environment for the friendly bacteria in your gut to grow. You can try our classic sauerkraut recipe here or even use our pretty pink sauerkraut recipe. If you’re buying one, make sure you get fresh sauerkraut from the chilled fridges without sugar and preservatives.

These breakfast fritters are not just low in carbs — they are high in micronutrients and will help balance your bloody sugar levels and energy for the whole day. Ready in just 20 minutes, they are perfect for when you don’t have much time. Simply make up a batch and they store well in the fridge for a few days. That's keto meal prep perfection!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 2 fritters)

Net carbs5.5 grams
Protein5.4 grams
Fat8.1 grams
Calories123 kcal

Calories from carbs 19%, protein 18%, fat 63%

Total carbs7.9 gramsFiber2.4 gramsSugars3.8 gramsSaturated fat4 gramsSodium428 mg(19% RDA)Magnesium18 mg(5% RDA)Potassium331 mg(17% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 12 fritters)

  • 1/2 medium celeriac, grated (185 g/ 6.5 oz)
  • 1 large carrot, grated (85 g/ 3 oz)
  • 1 large zucchini, grated (285 g/ 10 oz)
  • 1 cup drained sauerkraut (140 g/ 5 oz)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced (70 g/ 2.5 oz)
  • chilli flakes or any dried herbs, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter, ghee or duck fat, for cooking

Instructions

  1. Place the celeriac and carrot in a bowl of water with a pinch of salt. Leave to soak for 15 minutes. Low-Carb Sauerkraut Veggie Fritters
  2. Transfer to a muslin cloth along with the zucchini and sauerkraut. Low-Carb Sauerkraut Veggie Fritters
  3. Squeeze out the water and sauerkraut juice. Discard the liquid. Low-Carb Sauerkraut Veggie Fritters
  4. Place the drained vegetables in a bowl, mix with the eggs, seasoning and chilli flakes. Low-Carb Sauerkraut Veggie Fritters
  5. Mix to combine. Low-Carb Sauerkraut Veggie Fritters
  6. Heat a little butter in a pan (about 1/2 tbsp) per 3 fritters (about 70 g/ 2.5 oz each fritter). Fry on a low-medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Ensure the heat isn’t too high so they don’t burn. Flip and cook for a further 5 to 6 minutes on the other side. Low-Carb Sauerkraut Veggie Fritters
  7. Repeat until all the Low-carb Sauerkraut Fritters are cooked.
  8. Option to serve with watercress, more sauerkraut, maybe some avocado or how about crispy bacon or smoked salmon and cream cheese? Delicious! Taste best served hot, but can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Low-Carb Sauerkraut Veggie Fritters

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 fritters)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Celery roots, fresh (celeriac)
2.2 g0.6 g0 g12 kcal
Carrot, fresh
1 g0.1 g0 g6 kcal
Zucchini (summer squash, courgette)
1 g0.6 g0.2 g8 kcal
Sauerkraut, solids only (fermented cabbage)
0.3 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.7 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), flaked and dried, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.2 g3.7 g2.8 g42 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g5 g45 kcal
Total per serving, 2 fritters
5.5 g5.4 g8.1 g123 kcal
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Do the probiotics in the sauerkraut survive the cooking? If so, how much heat can they handle? Can't wait to try this - even if the probiotics are dead before they get into my gut!

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I don't think the gut-healing benefits will be the same for cooked fritters but I like to serve mine with a small side of raw sauerkraut just to keep the probiotics in 😊

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