Paleo Recipes for Modern Day Cavemen

Hearts of Palm Fritters

Happy Friday! I thought I’d start my first post at the end of the week. Why not?!  In advance of Memorial Day weekend, here is a tasty appetizer dish to try out for any paleo party you might be throwing.

Ingredients

1 jar hearts of palm
2 eggs
3 tablespoons chopped chives
3/4 cup almond flour
1 cup coconut flour
minced garlic (to taste – I’m a garlic lover so I used 2 tablespoons)
salt
pepper

Directions

Heat your skillet with vegetable oil on high heat.  While that is heating up, take out the hearts of palm and dry on a paper towel to let it drain thoroughly.  Cut the hearts of palm into pieces about one inch thick and transfer to a mixing bowl.  Add in the chives, garlic, and whisked eggs as well as salt and pepper with the hearts of palm.  Gently blend together so that each piece has a nice coating on it.

In a separate bowl, stir together almond flour and coconut flour with some salt and pepper. I wanted to get more of a coconut taste so I used more coconut flour in the batch.  Once the flours are mixed, stir the flour mixture into the hearts of palm mixture until just combined. Make sure to be gentle with the heart of palm as the centers have a tendency to loosen and fall out.

Once each piece is coated with the flour mixture, place each piece in the hot pan. It should fry very quickly (2-3 minutes per side). Once golden brown, remove the fritters and place on a paper towel-lined tray to drain. Serve immediately.  I made a simple avocado dipping sauce but you can enjoy these guys plain as well.

Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Hearts of Palm Fritters

  1. Nice recipe except…vegetable oil is not paleo. To be paleo the oil must come from a nut or a fruit. Not from a seed, which requires high-tech processing. The most common of the paleo oils are coconut and olive. In this recipe olive would introduce another flavor, so coconut oil would be best. More on paleo oils can be found here: http://paleodiet.com/definition.htm#oils

  2. Yinh on said:

    Ahh – I should have known! I’ll try coconut oil next time since olive oil will give it a weird taste. Thanks Don!

  3. Hi! I’m working on a recipe round-up of heart of palms and I’d love to feature your recipe. Please contact me if you’re interested. Thanks!

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