Low Carb Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes

Keto Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes
Keto Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes

We’re always looking for new ways to enjoy vegetables. These Low Carb Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes are bursting with delicious bacon and cheese, and still providing those essential nutrients from the broccoli – you can barely even tell it’s there.

There are so many people who will avoid broccoli at all cost, but it doesn’t have to be the case. Our Low Carb Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes have been tested on broccoli haters – one of our taste testers couldn’t believe that Chef Gerri had based these on broccoli!

We’ve added nutritional information for your benefit on the recipe card below. This recipe makes 14 croquettes or 14 servings, the recipe card reflects 1 serving which is 1/14 of the total recipe.

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If you’re looking for other ways to make your vegetables more delicious, we recommend our Low Carb Buttery Bacon and Cabbage Stir Fry and our Keto Cauliflower Colcannon.

Low Carb Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes Ingredients

Keto Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes Ingredients
Keto Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes Ingredients – just a few steps to get these tasty croquettes
  • 1 pound of Broccoli
  • 2 ounces of Butter
  • 3 slices of Bacon
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan, grated
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 ounces of Pork Rinds, crushed into crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 teaspoons of Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 tablespoon of Almond Meal, or Almond Flour

How to make Low Carb Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes:

  1. Boil or steam broccoli for 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain well.
  2. Using a stick blender, blend the warm broccoli with the butter into a puree. Place into a mixing bowl and stir through the grated parmesan, pepper and salt.
  3. Dice the bacon into small pieces and saute in a non-stick frying pan over a low to medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes. The bacon fat will render whilst the bacon browns, add the bacon and fat to the broccoli and mix well.
  4. Chill the broccoli and bacon mix for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Turn your deep fryer to 350F/180C and allow to heat up.
  6. After the mix has chilled, add the egg and ground up pork rinds and mix well.
  7. Roll the mixture into 14 small barrel shapes.
  8. On a plate mix together the almond meal and flaxseed meal, roll each croquette through this dry mix and ensure each side is coated, pressing the mixture onto the surface of the croquette.
  9. Deep fry your croquettes in batches, ensuring you don’t overcrowd the fryer. They will take around 3-5 minutes, remove when crisp and golden brown. Enjoy!
Keto Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes

Low Carb Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes

We’re always looking for new ways to enjoy vegetables, and there are so many people who will avoid broccoli at all cost, but it doesn’t have to be this way. These Low Carb Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes are bursting with delicious bacon and cheese, and still providing those essential nutrients from the broccoli – you can barely even tell it’s there.
4.63 from 8 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 14 Croquettes
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Boil or steam broccoli for 5 minutes, or until tender, Drain well.
  • Blend the warm broccoli with the butter into a puree. Place into a bowl and stir through the grated parmesan, pepper and salt.
  • Dice the bacon into small pieces and saute over a low to medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes. The bacon fat will render whilst the bacon browns, add the bacon and fat to the broccoli and mix well.
  • Chill the broccoli and bacon mix for at least 30 minutes.
  • Turn your deep fryer to 350F/180C and allow to heat up.
  • After the mix has chilled, add the egg and ground up pork rinds and mix well.
  • Roll the mixture into 14 small barrel shapes.
  • On a plate mix together the almond meal and flaxseed meal, roll each croquette through this dry mix and ensure each side is coated, pressing the mixture onto the surface of the croquette.
  • Deep fry your croquettes in batches, ensuring you don’t overcrowd the fryer. They will take around 3-5 minutes, remove when crisp and golden brown. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7% | Vitamin C: 48% | Calcium: 12% | Iron: 2%

Want to make a larger batch of Low Carb Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes, simply adjust the serving amounts in our easy to use recipe card above.

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4 thoughts on “Low Carb Broccoli and Bacon Croquettes”

    • Hi Carrie,

      You might want to consider shaping the Croquettes into little patties rather than cylinders and shallow fry. They are quite delicate and may fall apart if they catch on your frying pan. Send us a photo if you decide to try them 🙂

    • Hi Rosie,

      I’m not sure they would keep their shape as well when baking. Deep frying seals the breading which helps to keep the shape, the oven will slowly cook the outside which could result is little croquette burger patties. If you want to experiment, I would suggest starting a 200C/390F oven and cooking until crispy and browned. I’d love to know how it goes!

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