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
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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.

 

Ground Beef And Chinese Cabbage – Stir Fried

Stir Fried Ground Beef And Chinese Cabbage

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Ground Beef And Chinese Cabbage - Stir Fried
This recipe for stir fried ground beef and chinese cabbage is very simple. The meal is prepared in 20 minutes or less and suitable for most low carb and ketogenic diets.
Stir Fried Ground Beef And Chinese Cabbage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Stir Fried Ground Beef And Chinese Cabbage
Instructions
  1. First, melt the lard in a big pan on medium heat and start frying the ground beef while stiring occasionally
  2. In the meantime, wash the cabbage and cut it into slices
    Cut Chinese Cabbage
  3. When the ground beef becomes crispy, add butter, cabbage & soy sauce and mix everything thoroughly
  4. Fry everything for another 5 minutes while stiring about every 30 seconds
  5. Finally, add the cream & seasonings. Cook and stir everything for another 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat in order to reduce the cream

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180.04kcal
from Fat 145.8kcal 81%
from Protein 28.04kcal 16%
from net. Carb 3.6kcal 2%
from Fiber 2.6kcal 1%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.2g 10%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0.9g 4%
Fiber 1.3g 4%
Protein 7.01g 7%

*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.

 

Asparagus Cream Sauce

Asparagus Cream Sauce

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Asparagus Cream Sauce
This asparagus cream sauce is a clever way to reuse the stringy parts from your recently cooked green asparagus. Works with the skin of white asparagus as well. Stop wasting the nutritious asparagus leftovers, because most of the healthy stuff is directly under the skin.
Asparagus Cream Sauce
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Asparagus Cream Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat a pan with the lard to medium heat and add the asparagus parts. Let them fry for about 5 minutes before adding the butter
  2. Now, add the water and cook everything for another 5-10 minutes
  3. Take out the asparagus parts with a slotted ladle and add the cream plus seasonings
  4. Finally, let everything simmer for 5-10 more minutes while stiring occasionally, until it is reduced to a sauce with your desired thickness
Recipe Notes

This sauce goes very well with the chicken heart tuna meatballs which I made simultaneously.

Of course, you could also simply use it to go with your asparagus or other types of vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower or mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390.85kcal
from Fat 376.29kcal 96%
from Protein 6.4kcal 2%
from net. Carb 8.16kcal 2%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.81g 25%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 2.04g 8%
Protein 1.6g 2%

*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.