Fried Sweet Beets

I LOVE fried green tomatoes, but tomatoes make me itchy.  I wanted to create an alternative that would be tasty, slightly sweet, and have a little crunch to it.

I knew that red beets would be too potent, so I went with chioggia beets for their mild and sweet flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of almond flour
  • seasonings to taste. (I used South African Smoke Seasoning from Trader Joes, sea salt, and garlic powder).
  • Olive oil for dredging
  • Avocado oil for frying
  • 1 Chioggia cut about 1/4 inch thick

Directions:

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Cut your beets.

Mix your spices and almond meal together onto a plate.

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Dip the slices into olive oil.

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Move the olive oil covered sliced beets to the mixture of spices and almond meal and make sure the beets are covered well. Put back into the olive oil and back into the almond meal so it has a double coating.

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In a fry pan on medium to high high heat, fry your beets in avocado oil.  Fry on both sides.

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Holy hell balls was this good!

Okay, now that I had one…or two..FINE I HAD 3! I had to do something with it before I ate the whole plate myself!

Soooooo I decided to layer it like you would an eggplant parmesan.  However, I had made homemade cashew gouda cheese.  I had just cooked up some spaghetti squash and had some frozen peas, which happen to one of the few legumes that don’t bother me.

I layered these ingredients and baked it on 375 for 40 minutes.  DELISH!

 

 

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