Eat– for Good Health

Here in SoCal, artichokes are a winter plant, plentiful and cheap at our farmers’ market.  There’s no need to buy fresh ones.  My recipe for low cal Artichoke Fritters calls for frozen.  For any of you out there on the GOLD STANDARD OF THIN plan, these delicious fritters will make you think you’re eating a BIG CARB!  Of course I wouldn’t let that happen.

Artichoke Fritters– servings for 4

1/2 lb frozen artichoke hearts or bottoms

2 large egg whites (about 1/4 c.)

3 T. freshly grated Parmesan

1/2 tsp. minced garlic

1 T. minced shallots

1 tsp. minced parsley

Pinch of black pepper

3 T. flour (all-purpose)

1/2 T. baking powder

Boil artichokes in salted water in a large saucepan for 7 to 10 minutes until tender.  Drain and chop.  Fold together artichokes, egg whites, parmesan, garlic, shallots, parsley and pepper in a large bowl.  Mix flour with baking powder and add to mixture.  Lightly spray a large saute’ pan with canola oil.  When pan is medium hot, pour 1/3 cup mixture at a time into the pan and flatten with a spatula.  Repeat.  Saute’ on both sides until cooked through.

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11 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Rachel, the last time I made these (Friday) I served cod fillets on top of them. Then I topped them with olive salsa. To make the salsa, just chop grape tomatoes, a little fennel, chopped mixed olives (Kalamatas or Nicoise) minced parsley, minced oregano, and squeeze on some lemon oil. Add a bit of pepper. Anyway, my husband loved the combination with the artichoke fritters.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Just 40, Pinky. Isn’t that great! I should have put that in the post. Our son Ted dropped by for dinner (unexpectedly which is usually the case) and I make another batch. Surprisingly they are guy pleasers, so keep that in mind.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Thanks, Kiwana. None of us have a lot of time these days. The fritters take 10 minutes of prep time, and another ten minutes to cook.

  4. Janice Pierguidi

    Kathy and Janice,
    We thoroughly enjoyed the simple, but delicious Pear and Arugula salad. The hazelnuts were a great touch! Along with the salad, I prepared the salmon w/yogurt sauce. Wonderful.

  5. Kathleen Rowland

    Hello, Sister-in-law-JANICE! Good to see you here. Hope to see you and Ernie soon. Glad you liked the Pear-Arugula salad! Sending a hug.

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