Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tuna Avocado Fried Balls

Even though I walk through the valley of a Low Carb diet, I will fear no fat and will find comfort in a Ketogenic diet. With that let's move on to the recipe that I created for my Keto diet. Hey it's not easy coming up with new and interesting ways to eat fat. It's not just about taste but texture too. We all have cravings and on a Keto diet you have to get creative. 

I would estimate my optimum fat intake is 76% (actually exact) and consuming that much fat in one day can be challenging. 

Anyhow I had a craving for something fried so I decided on something I always have on hand which is canned Tuna. To be more precise I always have Albacore Tuna on the shelf!!! Now as we well all know Avocado has a lot of healthy fat so I called on it to add to the recipe. I decided on Avocado because I few years ago I had the fried South-West egg rolls that had Avocado in them and they were outstanding. 

This is not really an exact recipe and can be modified easily to accommodate your own tastes. I tossed in a lot of stuff and kept tasting till I got it right. After the texture was perfect I started adding herbs and spices. I went with a South-West Flavors but this can be turned into anything. 

  • 3 cans of Albacore Tuna in water
  • 2 ripe Avocados cut into chunks
  • 1 cup of riced cauliflower (grate on box grater)
  • 8 oz of cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • Bunch of chives minced
  • Bunch of Cilantro chopped (or parsley)
  • 3 eggs mixed thoroughly
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour {for texture)
  • 1/2 cup Psyllium Husks (for texture}

First think you will need is a large bowl. Combine softened Cream cheese with mayo first and thoroughly mix. Combine the rest of the ingredients and you're done. Ok that was simple!!!! Now it's time to get creative. From here you can go in any direction you want with spices and herbs. If you want you can add onions or garlic but I went with dried herbs and spices. I love South-West flavors so I went in that direction. You could also go Asian and add Sesame seed oil, soy, fish sauce and maybe Chinese 5 spices. I added Salt, Pepper, Cumin, Garlic, Onion Powder, Lime Zest and a little Lime juice. Heck you can add pre-mixed powders and rubs from Costco too. Why not a Barbecue rub fried ball? This fried ball is only limited to your imagination.

After everything is mixed up grab an ice cream scooper and start making your balls. After this step you have to decide what kind of coating you want on the balls. I went with Almond flour because it's low in carbs. Crack a few eggs and dip and coat all the while keeping the symmetrical shape of the ball. 

Fry until Golden Brown