Pattypan Squash Fried in Egg

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Pattypan Squash Fried in Egg

Positive Vitality’s Pattypan Squash Fried in Egg is Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free*

Pattypan Squash Fried in Egg is a delicious and very easy recipe, that you can prepare for a breakfast, lunch or dinner! Patty Pan Squash is very nutritious (see nutrition benefits below) and in this tasty recipe, it just melts in your mouth.

Ingredients:

(4 portions)

  • 1 large Pattypan Squash
  • 2 free range Eggs
  • 4-6 heaped Tbsps Gluten Free Flour
  • Olive Oil or Butter* for frying (I used combination of both)
  • Pinch of Sea Salt and Black Pepper

*for a dairy free option use olive oil

Preparation:

(15 min)

  1. Wash your pattypan and slice into 1cm (0,5inch) whole length slices.
  2. Prepare 2 large plates: on one place your raw eggs, mash it, using a fork, with salt and pepper until the yolks are combined with the whites; on the second plate place your flour.
  3. Preheat large frying pan with your oil/butter.
  4. Dip the pattypan slices, on both sided, first in egg mix, then in flower. Make sure the whole slice is covered evenly. After that, place it on the hot pan. Repeat with all slices.
  5. If you have some remaining egg left, add a little bit of flour to it, combine with a fork and pour the mixture over pattypan slices, turn the slices after to fry the egg on it.
  6. Fry for approx 5 min on both sides, until soft. You may want to cover your pan with a lid to speed up this process.

Health Benefits:

Pattypan squash

Pattypan squash is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C and a very good source of magnesium, vitamin A (notably through its concentration of carotenoids, including beta-carotene), fiber, potassium, folate, copper, riboflavin and phosphorus.

Pattypan squash has many disease-fighting elements. Its fiber content helps reduce the risk of colon cancer and reduce dietary cholesterol. The vitamin C found in pattypan squash can also help prevent oxidation of cholesterol in the blood vessels, which in turn can decrease risk for atherosclerosis. Pattypan squash’s potassium and magnesium content work to lower blood pressure. Magnesium also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.



If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you try my Recipes by Positive Vitality

 

 

By | 2017-08-15T08:27:52+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Recipes|0 Comments

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.

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