Simple Keto Gyro – From Fresh Pork Ham

Keto Gyro from Fresh Pork Ham

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Simple Keto Gyro - From Fresh Pork Ham
This keto gyro is simple to prepare and brings the typical, delicious greek flavor & smell into your kitchen. It's satiating and suitable for keto & low carb diets, especially low carb high protein or carnivorous ones. All it needs is a nice piece of fresh pork, seasonings and some fat for marinading & frying the meat.
Keto Gyro from Fresh Pork Ham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
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Ingredients
  • 900 gram pork ham fresh, without bone - one piece
  • 35 gram lard alternatively: coconut oil or heatable olive oil
Seasonings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
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Ingredients
  • 900 gram pork ham fresh, without bone - one piece
  • 35 gram lard alternatively: coconut oil or heatable olive oil
Seasonings
Keto Gyro from Fresh Pork Ham
Instructions
  1. First, put the piece of pork ham into the freezer for 1.5 to 2 hours. You want it to be frozen, but still cuttable. This makes the next step very easy
    Frozen Fresh Pork Ham
  2. When the meat is stiff, take it out of the freezer and cut it into thin slices
    Slicing Frozen Fresh Pork Ham
  3. After that, put the sliced meat into a big bowl & add all seasonings. Just spread them on top of the meat
  4. Now, melt the lard or coconut oil in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. If you are using heatable olive oil you don't need to melt it, of course. Then, pour the fat onto the meat and immediately start to mix everything thoroughly
    Seasoned Fresh Pork Ham Slices
  5. Afterwards, let the seasoned meat stand for about 10-15 minutes to give it a chance to soak in some seasoning. The longer you let it stand the better
  6. Next, preheat a pan (with your preferred fat for frying) to low-medium heat. Add the meat and let it fry for about 5-10 minutes with a lid on
    Frying Pork Ham Gyro
  7. Finally, remove the lid and fry for another 5-10 minutes while stirring occasionally until you have some crispy bits and roasting flavors (browned meat). Take care that you don't fry it for too long as fresh pork ham is pretty tender and can dry out fast
    Fried Pork Ham Gyro Close Up 1
Recipe Notes

To make it even better, you may prepare & marinade the meat in the morning or one day in advance and let it soak in the seasonings for a longer period of time. Simply let it stand for 1-2 hours or longer instead of 10-15 minutes. If you prepare it a day in advance, put the bowl into your fridge and cover it with cling film.

The seasonings are amazing for marinading  pork chops or spice up some ground beef, too.
In addition, you could use pork loin instead of ham or try it with other cuts.

Serve with any keto friendly side dish you like, e.g. salad, fried / baked vegetables, some eggs or simply a low carb condiment.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 323g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 838.86kcal
from Fat 620.82kcal 74%
from Protein 212.72kcal 25%
from net. Carb 1.12kcal 0%
from Fiber 4.2kcal 1%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 68.98g 41%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0.28g 1%
Fiber 2.1g 7%
Protein 53.18g 53%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

 

Pork Liver Meatloaf – Keto Liver Bread

Pork Liver Meatloaf / Liver Bread

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Pork Liver Meatloaf - Keto Liver Bread
This liver meatloaf / liver bread made from pork liver is extremely nutritious & easy to prepare with only 3 main ingredients plus seasonings. It makes a nice main or side dish, breakfast or snack and works well as a low carb & nutrient dense substitute for bread or burger buns. It can be enhanced easily by adding extra ingredients to the basic mixture. You only need a food processor, a loaf pan and -of course- an oven for the preparation.
Pork Liver Meatloaf / Liver Bread
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
loaf
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
loaf
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Ingredients
Seasonings
Pork Liver Meatloaf / Liver Bread
Instructions
  1. First, preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F). Meanwhile, put the pork liver into a food processor and mince it for 30-45 seconds until you have a viscous mixture
    Minced Pork Liver in Food Processor
  2. Next, add the cream cheese, eggs & all seasonings and mince everything again until the mixture is homogenous. This should take about 1 minute and if necessary scrape off the residues from the side of your food processor's container, then mix again for a minute
    Ingredients for Pork Liver Loaf in Food Processor
  3. Now, put a baking sheet inside a loaf pan or grease it with butter to prevent sticking. Then, pour the mixture into it
    Pork Liver Loaf Mixture in Loaf Pan
  4. Finally, put your loaf pan into the oven and bake the mixture for about 1 hour until it is solid
    Pork Liver Bread on Cutting Board
Recipe Notes

You can check if the loaf is done by sticking a chopstick into it and pulling it out again. If there is no residue on the chopstick your liver meatloaf / liver bread is finished.

This recipe is very basic and you can modify it by adding ground beef, a diced onion, a minced avocado(minced in food processor before adding the liver) or some shredded cheese that you stir in with a spoon after mincing everything.

For a liver pudding, simply add a tablespoon of butter, 100g heavy cream & 250g ground pork/beef to the mixture and 2-3 bay leaves on top, before putting it into the oven.

Another idea would be to bake the mixture for about 20-30 minutes on a baking tray and using it as a pizza crust.

I simply added some mustard, low carb ketchup and cheese. If you want to you can go all the way to make sandwiches with the liver bread, with salad, cucumber, bacon, cheese and a fried egg - or whatever you prefer.

Pork Liver Meatloaf / Bread Cross Section
Pork Liver Meatloaf / Bread Cross Section
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 680g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1171.91kcal
from Fat 706.59kcal 60%
from Protein 444.12kcal 38%
from net. Carb 21.2kcal 2%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 78.51g 46%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 5.3g 21%
Protein 111.03g 111%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

 

Pan Fried Pulled Pork – Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Pan Fried Pulled Pork Shoulder with Eggs

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Pan Fried Pulled Pork - Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
This pan fried pulled pork recipe for slow roasted pork shoulder is very delicious, saturating and easy to prepare, too. You only need a piece of pork shoulder, oil & butter for frying, some seasonings and about an hour of passive cooking time. The side dish to that can be as simple as boiled eggs or some vegetables.
Pan Fried Pulled Pork Shoulder with Eggs
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 70 minutes
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 70 minutes
Servings
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Pan Fried Pulled Pork Shoulder with Eggs
Instructions
Pork Shoulder
  1. First, put the coconut oil into a pan on medium-high heat and when it is hot add the pork shoulder
  2. Season the meat with salt, pepper, cumin and coriander on the upwards facing side while searing it on the other for 3-5 minutes. Then, flip it and add the seasonings again while searing the other side, also for about 3-5 minutes until it gets a medium brown color
  3. Now, set your plate to low heat, add the butter to the pan and put a lid on top
    Pork Shoulder with Butter in Pan
  4. Finally, let the pork shoulder fry for about 60 minutes with the lid on and flip it about each 15 minutes. It is perfect, when the meat falls from the bone and you can easily pull the meat fibers apart with a fork
Eggs
  1. While the pork shoulder is slowly frying and has about 10 minutes left of cooking time, start to prepare the eggs. Simply put them into a pot with boiling water and cook them for about 5 minutes, alternatively use your egg cooker
  2. When they are done, peel the eggs, place them on a plate, cut them in half and sprinkle some salt & pepper on top
Recipe Notes

Pro Tip: For some awesome vegetables on the side, cook them in a pot or the microwave until they are nearly done. Put the finished meat on a plate and cover it with aluminium foil to keep it warm. Then, shortly fry the vegetables on medium-high heat in the remaining butter and pork grease in the pan.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1094g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2356.2kcal
from Fat 1695.24kcal 72%
from Protein 656.92kcal 28%
from net. Carb 4.04kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 188.36g 111%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 1.01g 4%
Protein 164.23g 164%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.