Low-carb baby marrow rösti with scrambled eggs

“I confess that I am besotted with baby marrows. Whenever I visit Italy, I have the ‘vegetable side’ as my main dish,” says Sally-Ann Creed, author of new book, ‘Delicious Low Carb’. Marrows also make an excellent low-carb rosti. You’ll get around 8 röstis out of this recipe – use what you need for brunch and pop the rest in the fridge.

Serves: 4 people


3 eggs
1 tablespoon coconut flour
Himalayan salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
2 cups shredded or finely grated baby marrows
1 tablespoon coconut oil or delicious bacon fat, for frying
1 teaspoon butter
1–2 eggs per person
1 tablespoon cream per person
Sliced tomato, fresh rocket and chopped chives, for serving


To make the röstis:

1. Beat the eggs with the flour, salt and pepper.

2. Now mix in the grated baby marrows and blend well (you might need to drain a little of the liquid first).

3. Place the coconut oil or fat into a frying pan over medium heat, and spoon the rösti mixture into the pan. Make them big enough to hold the scrambled egg on top, about the size of the palm of your hand.

4. Sauté until the röstis are browned underneath, then flip and cook the other side. Keep warm on very low heat while you do the eggs.

To make the scrambled eggs

1. Place the butter in the pan over medium heat.

2. Start whisking the eggs with the cream. Add some salt and pepper to taste.

3. When the butter in the pan is gently sizzling, pour in the egg mixture and gently move it around to make a soft scramble.

4. Spoon the scrambled egg on top of the baby marrow rösti on a plate, and top with a slice of tomato, rocket and chopped chives.

Cook’s tips:

  • Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top of the röstis prior to serving, or mix it into the mixture before frying.
  • For a different flavour, use half sautéed mushrooms (finely sliced) and half baby marrows. Season well to taste.
  • You could also do poached eggs instead of scrambled – I’m just a scrambled egg addict.
  • You could also serve it with a Hollandaise sauce poured over.

Delicious-Low-Carb-cover-ENG-presentationExtracted with kind permission from Sally-Ann Creed’s Delicious Low-Carb, published by Human & Rousseau.

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