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Low carb Tostadas

 

A Tostada is made on a crisp shell (you leave these on the counter on a rack–or in the oven–to crisp up). You can pick these up to eat them. Traditionally the shells are made from corn (think flat taco).You use one shell per tostada and can pick them up in your hand.

Assembly follows the recipe, prior to nutritional information.

Zucchini Tostadas

1 large zucchini, shredded (about 1.5 cups)
2 eggs
2 cups cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Grease 2 cookie sheets.

Cut ends from zucchini. Shred. Mix with egg and cheese. Measuring by 1/3 cup, make 6-8” circles on greased cookie sheet(s). Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes. Loosen and flip the circles. Bake for another 5 minutes at 450 degrees.

Let cool on a rack for 6-8 hours in a cool oven (for the tostada shells).

For torilla shells: Let cool slightly and use while still somewhat plaible and chewy.

Makes about 6 crispy tortilla tostada rounds.

Cauliflower Tostadas

1 16 ounce bag of cauliflower, shredded, chopped or riced
3 eggs
3 cups cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Grease 2 cookie sheets.

Cook or thaw frozen cauliflower. Shred, rice or chop. Mix with egg and cheese. Using 1/3 cup scoop, make 12 6-8” circles on greased cookie sheet(s). Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes. Loosen and flip the circles. Bake for another 5 minutes at 450 degrees.

For tostadas: Let cool on a rack for 6-8 hours in a cool oven.
For quesadillas: Let cool slightly and use while pliable.

Makes about 12 rounds.

Tostadas: Store on rack until crisp and then in an open container to prevent moisture.
Tortillas: Use these and then let the rest crisp up.

To make the tostadas: I brown seasoned hamburger and spread across the top of a crisp shell. Top with cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, olives and sour cream (or anything you like which still is within the low-carb parameters of your plan).
Storage and use: If you want these to turn into crispy shells, let them rest for a day. If you want them to remain soft, store in a bag between parchment paper, or use them as they are ready from the oven.

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Nutritional Information:
Zucchini Shells (6 shells, 3 servings): Calories: 151, Carbohydrates: 1, Fiber: 0, Net Carbohydrates: 1, Protein: 10, Fat: 13

Cauliflower Shells (12 shells, 6 servings): Calories: 239, Carbohydrates: 4, Fiber: 1.5, Net Carbohydrates: 2.5, Protein: 15, Fat: 20

Tip: Make sure to remove moisture from both vegetables prior to baking into shells by wringing out the vegetables.

Comments

  1. Great to see you back! Looks yummy! Lots of zucchini in season now and I haven’t tried it in anything creative…yet! Thanks!

  2. You are outstanding!!!!!

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