Beans & Leek Begedil, a Malay style fried bean patty that is low carb friendly and still satisfying and flavorful.
Beans & Leek Begedil (Malay Style Fried Bean Patties) that is slow carb diet compliant, a diet from Tim Ferriss's 4 Hour Body. In addition to our regular exercise routine, we started this diet 11 days ago and we are already seeing positive results. Kian and I lost 6.5 lbs and 6.2 lbs, respectively. More importantly, for me, my bloating issue has gone down tremendously and my belly is significantly smaller.
The diet is really simple and can be summarized as the elimination of all white carbohydrates & starches, dairy products (with the exception of cottage cheese, butter and ghee) and anything sweet (that includes fruits and artificial sweeteners), with a strong preference for protein, legumes and vegetables. Fortunately, you are allowed 2 glasses of red wine a day! Follow these rules for 6 days and have an off day (or cheat day) to eat whatever your heart desires. I've included a link to the book above if you are interested to find out more.
I have to be honest, the first few days upon embarking on this diet was a huge challenge. Rice and noodles have been a staple in our daily meals. But I think we started off with the right attitude and eventually got the hang of it. Tim Ferriss did mention in his book that the diet is not meant to be enjoyable but he didn't say we cannot attempt to make it easier. So, with a little creativity, I modified one of my previous Begedil (Malay Style Fried Potato Patties) recipe to try and make it slow carb diet approved. I must add that we are still experiementing, and this recipe is an experiment as well so if any experienced slow carb dieters out there feel that this recipe will not be approved, please let me know.
Beans & Leek Begedil (Malay Style Fried Bean Patties - Slow Carb Diet)
by Miss Crumbs-A-Lot
1 29oz Can White Kidney Beans (drained)
1/4 cup Leek (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup Fried Shallots (thinly sliced and fried in grapeseed oil)
1 lb Minced Chicken or Minced Beef
1/2 tsp White Pepper Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
4 cloves Garlic (finely minced)
Grapeseed Oil or Olive Oil
1. Lightly mash white kidney beans, but not to a complete pulp.
2. Add leeks, fried shallots, meat, pepper, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and garlic. Mix well.
3. Mold bean mixture into 1/3 cup sized patties.
4. Beat eggs and coat patties in egg wash.
5. Shallow fry in oil till golden brown.
Makes 15 patties
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