A Ketogenic Kugel (Pie)

20 Apr

My tenacity at sticking to the ketogenic diet is invariably met with marvel rather than “I’ll kick the carb habit too”. So to help those that might find the prospect of diet daunting, here’s a recipe to try – Cauliflower Kugel (Pie).

It’s good as a side dish to meat or fish or can become a meal in itself. The chosen cauliflower could just as easily be changed for courgettes, broccoli, mushrooms or whatever takes your fancy. This is for 4 to 6 servings:

1 large cauliflower (900 gms)

2 large eggs

1 tbl ground almond

2 tbl extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

half tsp tumeric

half tsp cumin

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

cayenne pepper or paprika to taste (for topping)

Divide cauliflower into medium florets. Slice leaf stems and/or stalks.

Boil/steam for 8 to 10 minutes until tender. Take care not to overcook.

Drain well and when cool mash (or blend) but not too finely. Transfer to bowl.

Heat olive oil in medium-sized pan and sauté onions over a medium heat, stirring occasionally until onions are golden brown. Add tumeric and cumin for a final quick stir.

Add the onions to cauliflower and fold in the eggs and ground almonds.

Oil a shallow 20-cms square baking dish and add in the mixture. Sprinkle another tbl olive oil over the top and your preferred spice to taste.

Bake in upper third of oven pre-heated to 190C until lightly browned on top – about 40 minutes.




2 Responses to “A Ketogenic Kugel (Pie)”

  1. Felicity at 2:53 pm #

    sounds good – will try making it soon.

  2. angiemaus at 9:40 pm #

    Debating whether to come out in sympathy with you and start Dukan Diet!!
    If so we can swap recipes.

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