Sunday, May 26, 2019

Keto Scalloped Daikon (Scalloped Fauxtatoes)

I don't really eat a lot of daikon radishes. In fact, I've probably only ever eaten them a handful of times. But then I discovered that you can use daikon radishes in place of potatoes in a lot of dishes to make them more keto friendly so have been eating them a lot more often. I mean, look at the photos here. Totally looks like scalloped potatoes. Except for a very slight texture difference you would never know they weren't potatoes in this dish. 
According to MyFitnessPal one serving (recipe makes 4) is: 427 calories, 34 fat, 12 carbs, 4 fiber, 7 sugar, and 18 protein. That's about 8 net carbs. 
Dishes like this one definitely make following a keto eating plan easier. 

Keto Scalloped Daikon (Scalloped Faux-tatoes)

1 lb daikon radish, thinly sliced
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp almond flour
3/4 cup whipping cream (heavy cream)
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
salt & pepper
4 pieces cooked and crumbled bacon
dash of paprika

Preheat oven to 375. 
Boil the sliced radish slices in the 2 cups of broth and 2 cups of water for 8 - 10 minutes, until fork tender. Drain and set aside.

In a saucepan, melt butter and whisk in almond flour. Slowly add in cream, lower heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in half the cheese until smooth and melted. Season with salt and pepper. 
In an 8 X 8 pan: Spread a generous spoonful of the cheese sauce over the bottom of the pan.

 Layer half of the radish slices, half of the remaining cheese, and half of the cheese sauce. 
Top with remaining radish slices, cheese sauce, and bacon. 
Sprinkle with the last of the cheese and paprika. 

Bake at 375 for 20 - 30 minutes, until bubbly. Remove from heat and let sit for 3 - 4 minutes before serving.

One serving is a quarter of the pan. 

I had mine with a few slices of ham and it was soooo good. 
If you didn't tell anyone it wasn't potatoes, they'd never know. It does have a little texture difference but, seriously, you'll fool the pickiest of eaters. 
Following a keto / low carb diet? You'll want to give this a try. 
Like foods that trick your brain? You'll want to give this a try. 
Enjoy delicious vegetable dishes? Definitely give this a try! 

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