I'm Christi, a Marketing & Branding Exec and Insta Chef. Here's the deal, I lost 90lbs, but I love food and eating, so I started cooking to reinvent my favorites into healthier alternatives. It's usually healthy, generally paleo-ish, sometimes Whole30. I will never be able to live without good cheese!

Zucchini Fritter ProsciuttoLAT Sandwich

Zucchini Fritter ProsciuttoLAT Sandwich

When you're on Whole30, sometimes you just want a sandwich, and sometimes your BLT needs a little prosciutto and avocado! Can't go wrong when all of that goodness is housed between two zucchini fritters. Bring your knife, fork, and elastic waistband! 


1.5lbs Zucchini, shredded
Kosher Salt & Pepper
1 Small Sweet Potato (8 ounces), peeled and shredded
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
7 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 scallions, minced
2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro (I left this out) 
1 jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
3 tbsp arrowroot flour (I used Bob’s Redmill) 

Adjust the oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 200 degrees. Set wire rack in rimmed baking sheet. Toss zucchini with 2 tsp. salt and let drain in fine mesh strainer for 10 minutes. Wrap zucchini in clean dishtowel and squeeze out excess liquid. 

Combine dried zucchini, sweet potato, beaten eggs, 1 tbsp. oil, scallions, cilantro (if using), jalapeño, garlic, coriander, cumin, 1 tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle flour over mixture and stir until well combined.

Heat 3 tbsp. oil in 12” non-stick skillet on medium-low heat until shimmering. Drop 1/3-cup portions of batter into skillet, and use back of spoon to press batter into 3” wide fitters. Cook until golden brown and slightly crisp. About 4 minutes per side. Drain fritters briefly on paper towel lined plate. Then transfer to prepared rack and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining 3 tbsp. oil and remaining batter. Season fritters with salt and serve. 

To Assemble Your Whole30 PLAT
Take two Zucchini Fitters from the recipe above and lay them on a plate. I used 6 slices of Whole30 compliant Principe Prosciutto Di Parma (Guys, compliant prosciutto, regardless of the brand, should just have pork and salt as the ingredients), but use your best judgment for your appetite! Top prosciutto with lettuce, sliced tomato, and ½ an avocado, sliced. Sprinkle avocado with fresh cracked pepper and top with second zucchini fitter. Enjoy the combination of sweet and salty as you devour a great Whole30 friendly meal option! 

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