Abobóra frita

October 9, 2014 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Abobóra frita recipe

This abobóra frita is a great side dish that works well with any meat or fish dish. By replacing the traditional maize with butternut, it is a more Banting-friendly version. 

Abobóra frita

Serves: 4 - 6
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 250g butternut, peeled, cubed and cooked
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 100g kale, shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g almond flour
  • 50g coconut flour
  • coconut oil, to fry



Mash the butternut, add the remaining ingredients and mix well until a thick dough is formed.


Either roll the dough into small balls or cut into 3cm x 4cm squares. Fry in the coconut oil over high heat until crispy, 2 – 3 minutes.

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