If you’re following the keto diet and miss potatoes, you have to try these sauteed radishes! They’re the perfect substitute and make a great side dish at breakfast or dinner.
My husband is a huge breakfast guy. He loves when weekends, because I almost always cook him a big breakfast.
Bacon – obviously.
Eggs – of course.
Fried potatoes – not anymore.
You guys, he was missing the fried breakfast potatoes, I’m not going to lie. I was too, if we’re being totally honest.
What can I use instead of potatoes?
First, I set out to find some ‘low carb potatoes.’
No. There are no low carb potatoes.
Potatoes are just basically one big ball o’ carbohydrate.
Then I stumbled upon radishes.
Y’all. Just you wait. These are going to knock your socks off.
Now, look. These ARE radishes. There’s no denying it. Buttttt, they don’t taste anything like a raw radish.
Just like cauliflower potato salad is actually cauliflower, but it doesn’t make it any less delicious.
Radishes for potatoes are an amazing swap. The radishes soften up like a potato and loses most of it’s bite.
Fried radishes, especially ones fried in bacon grease, are just close enough to potatoes that you’ll think you’re dreaming.
Radishes fried in butter are pretty darn tasty too!
How many carbs in radishes:
How can something that softens up, looks like a potato, and gets all starchy tasting be low in carbs?
Based on my research, one cup of sliced radishes has just 3.9 carbs and 1.9 grams of fiber. This means that an entire cup is clocking in at only 2 net carbs!
One pound of radishes has 20 carbs and 10 grams of fiber.
You’re probably going to have enough room in your carb allowance to eat radishes every day at those numbers!
How to cook radishes:
This is the easy part, my friends.
I like to dice them up. Just cut them into quarters for that fried potato feel.
In this recipe, we’re frying up some bacon and then adding in the diced radishes.
The radishes take about 15 minutes to soften. You can cook them longer or shorter, depending on the texture you’re going for.
I added garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. I wanted to keep the seasonings simple for this one and they came out perfectly.
You can add whatever flavors you like, though!
I think these fried radishes are going to be a total hit in your household.
Keto on, friends.
Pan fried radishes with bacon
These sauteed radishes are perfect as a low carb side for breakfast or dinner. They remind me of fried potatoes!
Per serving: 64 calories, 3g fat, 230mg sodium, 5g carbs, 2g fiber = 3 net carbs
- 4 slices bacon diced
- 1 ½ pounds radishes diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1//2 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon to the pan.
Cook, stirring often, until nearly crisp.
Add the radishes to the pan with the bacon and continue cooking, stirring often, until radishes are softened, about 15 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley before serving.