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.

 

Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs – Keto Shrimp Balls

Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs with Avocado and Mayo

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Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs - Keto Shrimp Balls
Surf and Turf in meatball form? Make it happen with these shrimp stuffed meatballs that I created. They are a perfect low carb alternative to usual shrimp balls, taste delicious and go well with fried vegetables or some avocado on the side.
Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs with Avocado and Mayo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
big meatballs
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Ingredients
Shrimps
Meatball Mixture
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
big meatballs
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Ingredients
Shrimps
Meatball Mixture
Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs with Avocado and Mayo
Instructions
Shrimps
  1. First, put the shrimps into a pan on low-medium heat and (if frozen) let them thaw for 2-3 minutes before adding the butter. If you use fresh shrimps add the butter and shrimps simultaneously
    Shrimps with Butter in Pan
  2. Let the shrimps cook in the butter for about 5 minutes, then add all remaining ingredients for the shrimps (lemon juice, soy sauce, sichuan pepper, salt, pepper & a pinch of garlic powder)
    Shrimps with Butter & Seasonings in Pan
  3. Now, stir everything and cook it on low heat for about 10 minutes while stirring occasionally. Cook until the water from the shrimps and butter is evaporated and the shrimps get a light golden brown color
Meatballs
  1. While the shrimps are cooking, prepare the meatball mixture. Add the ground beef, eggs & seasonings to a bowl and mix them thoroughly with your hands or a hand mixer with dough hooks
    Ground Beef with Eggs & Seasonings
  2. When you have a homogeneous mixture, add the onions and mix everything once more
    Ground Beef Mixture & Diced Onions
  3. Now, split the mixture into 4-5 parts, put them onto a plate or breadboard and gently press them into -about 3/4 cm (or 1/3 inch) thick- patties
  4. When the shrimps are finished, place them in the middle of the beef patties. If you like it a bit spicier add some of the sichuan pepper from the pan, too
    Ground Beef Patties with Fried Shrimps
  5. Now, wrap the patties' edges to the top until everything is closed and use your hands to gently press them into a ball shape
    Shrimp Stuffed Beef Meatballs
  6. Finally, fry the meatballs evenly for about 15 minutes on low-medium heat first and 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat afterwards in order to get a nice brown color and some roasting flavor
    Frying Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs in Pan
Recipe Notes

For a dairy free alternative, just replace the butter with coconut oil or lard.

I also added some mayonnaise and an avocado that I sprinkled with some salt & pepper on the side.

If you want a great sauce to go with your meatballs simply add about 150 gram cream to the pan with the remaining grease after frying and taking the meatballs out.
Then, let the cream cook on medium heat while stirring until it is reduced to your desired thickness. This works great with coconut milk/cream, too.
In case you don't want to use cream, slice 2-3 onions and cook them on low-medium heat in the remaining grease until they start to dissolve and everything thickens to a sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 228g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464.73kcal
from Fat 338.85kcal 73%
from Protein 119.52kcal 26%
from net. Carb 5.36kcal 1%
from Fiber 1kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.65g 22%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 1.34g 5%
Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 29.88g 30%

*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.

 

Lemon Garlic Shrimps – With Bratwurst And Eggs

Lemon Garlic Shrimps with Eggs and Bratwurst

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Lemon Garlic Shrimps - With Bratwurst And Eggs
This recipe for lemon garlic shrimps with bratwurst and eggs is finished within only 20 minutes. It makes a very nutritious meal with a lot of healthy fats, vitamins and high quality proteins.
Lemon Garlic Shrimps with Eggs and Bratwurst
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Shrimps
Bratwurst and Eggs
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
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Ingredients
Shrimps
Bratwurst and Eggs
Lemon Garlic Shrimps with Eggs and Bratwurst
Instructions
Shrimps
  1. Please start to prepare the bratwurst sausages first. Then, melt the coconut oil in a second pan on low-medium heat
  2. Next, add the onion slices and fry them for about 5 minutes until they become golden brown
    Frying onion rings
  3. Add dried chillies and fry for another 2-3 minutes before adding the shrimps
    Frying onion rings and chillies
  4. Finally, fry the shrimps for about 10 minutes, add lemon juice, garlic powder and a pinch of pepper, stir everything and cook it for 2 more minutes until most of the water is dissolved
Bratwurst and Eggs
  1. First, melt coconut oil in a pan on low heat
  2. Then, put the bratwurst sausages into the pan and fry them on each side for about 10 minutes with a lid on
  3. After about 10 minutes -while the sausages and shrimps are frying- boil the eggs in a pot with water or with an egg boiler. When they are done, peel them and sprinkle some salt on top

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132.72kcal
from Fat 97.56kcal 74%
from Protein 30kcal 23%
from net. Carb 5.16kcal 4%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.84g 6%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 1.29g 5%
Protein 7.5g 8%

*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.