• 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.