Keto Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab Avocado Salad
Fried green tomatoes are a Southern staple, but c’mon just about any food has a fried version below the Mason Dixon line. These however, are coated in a keto friendly batter, fried in keto friendly oil, and even though some people avoid tomatoes on keto, a serving of these is just 8 net carbs. The fatty and delicious avocado crab salad served with these beauties is a wonderful addition to the crunch of the tomato.
Crab meat is a delicious protein option rich in B vitamins, phosphorous, selenium, copper, and omega-3’s. Not only does it taste delicious but it also can boost your immune system, promote cardiovascular health, and reduce inflammation. One thing to be cautious of when shopping for crab meat, is the imitation stuff. Always opt for real crab as imitation is a highly processed food that can contain all kinds of starches, sugar, and even MSG. Plus, it's actually made of white fish and usually wheat as well. This is especially useful information for keto-dieters because of all the added starches a single serving of imitation crab meat can contain up to 20g of carbs.
Fried food usually gets a bad reputation, but I think that’s because they are typically carb heavy foods and fried in highly inflammatory oil. The occasional fried food, like this appetizer, are a great addition to a healthy high-fat, low-carb diet. In the comments section below let me know what the strangest fried food you’ve come across. For me it was deep fried Coca Cola (WTF?), from a street vendor at a local festival.
Check out these other resources to read more about the awesome nutritional benefits of crab meat and more reasons to avoid imitation crab:
- 2 green tomatoes, cut into 1/2" slices (6 slices, 210g)
- 2 tablespoons (18g) coconut flour
- 3/4 cup (65g) parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, for frying
- 1 roma tomato, seeded and diced (85g)
- 1 avocado, diced (122g)
- 2 tablespoons (30g) red onion, minced
- 3 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Old Bay
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1/4 cup (35g) capers, drained