Spaghetti Squash Pancake

Spaghetti Squash Pancakes

Earlier this week I made some Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce and it was amazing!  It got me thinking, what else could I do with Spaghetti Squash?  Its very stringy and it reminded me a lot of my previous experiments with faux potatoes.  Particularly, the turnip hash browns I’ve made in the past. With that as inspiration I decided to make some Spaghetti Squash Pancakes!
BaconLike every good keto recipe, this one starts with bacon!  Get out your cast iron skillet and get frying!Bacon with Bacon PressI like my bacon flat so I always use a bacon press for more even cooking.Finished BaconHere’s the finished bacon, YUM!Leftover Spaghetti SquashI made Spaghett Squash the other night for my Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce recipe.  If you don’t already have some in your fridge, prepare it via this recipes.EggsStart with two eggs in a bowl.Spaghetti Squash with EggsThen add the Spaghetti SquashCheese and Spices with Spaghetti SquashThrow the rest of the spices and the cheese into the mixture.Spaghetti Squash MixtureMix it all up!Added Bacon to Spaghetti Squash MixtureNow crumble the bacon into the mixture.Final Spaghetti Squash MixtureHere’s the final mixture.Cast Iron Skillet with Bacon GreaseNow add some bacon grease into the cast iron skillet and get it really hot!  Ideally you just cooked the bacon in this pan so you probably won’t have to add any additional grease.   Frying Spaghetti Squash PancakesSplit the mixture into four sections and spoon it into the pan.  Use something like a fish spatula to push down on the piles to make them flat like pancakes. Now at this point, it is very important that you DON’T touch the mixture.  You need the bottom to set.  The amount of time required on one side isn’t totally set, but the edges will start to get brown and you’ll notice that the pancake feels like it can be flipped with the spatula.Frying Spaghetti Squash PancakeFlip it when it looks like this!Spaghetti Squash PancakeTop with some sour cream and you’ve got one scrumptious breakfast!  I think Spaghetti Squash might make an even better pancake than potatoes in this format!

Spaghetti Squash Pancakes
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 2 pancakes
  • Calories: 287
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 10
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 19
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  • 4 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 284g (10 Oz) Cooked Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 30 g (1 Oz) Parmesan Cheese
  1. Prepare the Spaghetti Squash per this post
  2. Cook the bacon until crisp
  3. Add the eggs, Spaghetti Squash, spices and cheese to a bowl and mix
  4. Crumble the bacon and add to the mixture
  5. Heat some bacon grease in a skillet until shimmering
  6. Scoop the mixture into the bacon grease into four piles and use a spatula to compress the piles flat
  7. After the bottoms begin to brown, flip
  8. Optionally, serve with a dollop of sour cream and / or some chives!
Lodge 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet
The only pan you really need. Once properly seasoned, this pan can cook anything you can imagine! Lasts forever and never wears out.
Bacon Press
The Bacon Press is mandatory for anyone calling themselves a keto cook. Its such a simple but useful tool. You place it on top of your bacon to hold it down. That is it. But it yields perfectly flat bacon and is the only way to get a perfect bacon weave!
OXO Fish Spatula
This is hands down, my favorite spatula. I don’t even let it go in the dishwasher for fear I’ll need to use it during the hour wash cycle. Its that amazing. The longevity and flexibility allows you to get under bacon weaves or complex egg structures with ease.

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