Keto Scotch Eggs – With Liquid Egg Yolk

Keto Scotch Eggs

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Keto Scotch Eggs - With Liquid Egg Yolk
These keto scotch eggs are pretty easy to make with only 2 main ingredients: eggs & ground beef. They are low carb friendly, satiating and taste delicious, especially when prepared in a deep fryer.
Keto Scotch Eggs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 2-3 hours
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 2-3 hours
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Keto Scotch Eggs
Instructions
  1. First, poke 5 of the eggs and cook them in an egg cooker for about 2 minutes. Of course, you can do that in a pot with boiling water, too. Take the eggs right out of the fridge, then put them into the egg cooker or boiling water. You only want the very outer egg white layer to become solid
    Eggs in Egg Cooker
  2. Then, chill the eggs under running cold water or -even better- put them in a bowl with water & ice. Do that for 1-2 minutes to make sure the eggs are completely cooled down
  3. Now, put the eggs into your freezer for 2-3 hours until they are completely frozen
    Eggs in Freezer
  4. When the eggs are frozen, prepare the ground beef mixture. For that, put the ground beef into a bowl, add 1 egg & all seasonings. Next, mix it thoroughly with your hands or a hand mixer with dough hooks
    Ground Beef Mixture for Scotch Eggs
  5. Now, take the eggs out of the freezer and carefully peel them
    Peeled Frozen Eggs
  6. Afterwards, take about 1/5 of the ground beef mixture, put it onto a cutting board and press it flat to a burger patty shape. If it sticks to the cutting board use a spatula to slide between the board & patty and detach it
    Ground Beef Patty with Egg in Center
  7. Next, place 1 egg centered onto the patty, then wrap it by pulling the beef mixture up from the sides. Make sure that you don't leave any big gaps
    Ground Beef Wrapped Egg
  8. Repeat these steps for each egg. Do them fast as the eggs are thawing already, but still be careful so you won't break them
  9. Now, preheat a pan with your preferred fat for frying to low-medium heat. Use a huge amount of fat (e.g. lard, beef towel, coconut oil) to prevent sticking - it's even better to fill up a pot with fat or simply use a deep fryer
    Starting to Fry Keto Scotch Eggs
  10. Finally, fry the balls evenly for 15-20 minutes until the ground beef is brown and slightly crispy. If you use the deep fry method at medium-high heat it only takes about 5 minutes
    Frying Keto Scotch Eggs
Recipe Notes

The additional egg in the ground beef mixture helps to hold everything together. I didn't do this here, but highly recommend it as the result will be better that way.

Also, deep frying is the best method to cook these, because they get fried more evenly and are done faster.

Serve with any side dish you like - e.g. oven baked broccoli, fried string beans or cauliflower mash. I simply added some low carb ketchup & mayo.

Tip: If you want to go full pro add a layer of "breading" around the ground beef. You could use crunched pork rinds / crispy bacon bits for that.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 153g (1 egg)

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281.86kcal
from Fat 180.18kcal 64%
from Protein 100.88kcal 36%
from net. Carb 0.8kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.02g 12%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0.2g 1%
Protein 25.22g 25%

*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.

 

Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade – Stuffed with Spinach & Feta Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade

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Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade - Stuffed with Spinach & Feta Cheese
This recipe for bacon wrapped beef liver roulade, stuffed with spinach & feta cheese, is super delicious and easy to make. The flavors complement each other perfectly. In addition, it's a very nutrient dense and therefore satiating dish. Of course, you could also use other stuffings
Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade
Instructions
  1. First, preheat your oven to 170°C (340°F)
  2. Put the beef liver on a cutting board and beat the pieces with a meat hammer to make them flatter. You don't need to flip them, it is enough if you just hit from one side. Also, make sure that you don't hit too hard as the meat already is pretty tender and you don't want to create holes
    Flattened Beef Liver
  3. Next, add the seasonings, also from one side only - this will be the inside. Then, spread the spinach (e.g. with a spoon) on the pieces
    Flattened Beef Liver with Spinach
  4. Afterwards, put the feta cheese on top. Place it centered and only on one half of the liver pieces. This way it is easier to roll them up
    Beef Liver with Spinach & Feta Cheese
  5. Now, roll the liver up. Start on the side with the cheese to make sure it is in the center of the roulade
    Rolled up Beef Liver with Stuffing
  6. After that, create a bacon weave of 4-5 slices on top of each roulade. Lift each one up with one hand while wrapping the bacon around the bottom with the other hand
    Bacon Weave on Beef Liver Roulades
  7. If you have small packets, wrap another layer of bacon around them to make sure everything is nicely wrapped without any big gaps and place the roulades on a baking tray with parchment paper
    Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulades
  8. Finally, put the baking tray into the oven and bake the roulades for 25-30 minutes until the bacon becomes brown and crispy
Recipe Notes

You probably could skip the meat hammer step if your beef liver pieces already are pretty flat (about 0.5cm / 0.2in of thickness).

If they are way too thick, lay them on the cutting board.
Then, cut from one side with a sharp knife until you nearly reached the end of the other side.
Now, you can simply fold out the pieces and have thinner ones.

At step 3 I used frozen spinach which I thawed & pre-cooked in the microwave for about 3 minutes while beating up the liver:

Of course, you may also use different stuffings.

One idea that I've had was pizza stuffing with tomato paste or fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese & Italian / Mediterranean herbs (oregano, rosemary, thyme). Maybe with some additional ground beef, pepperoni, fried chicken or even pulled pork.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 350g (1 roulade)

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 718.61kcal
from Fat 503.73kcal 70%
from Protein 206.8kcal 29%
from net. Carb 5.88kcal 1%
from Fiber 2.2kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.97g 33%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 1.47g 6%
Fiber 1.1g 4%
Protein 51.7g 52%

*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.

 

Easy Liver Burger – With Beef Liver & Chicken Hearts

Beef Liver & Chicken Hearts Burger

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Easy Liver Burger - With Beef Liver & Chicken Hearts
These beef liver burger are easily prepared within only 30 minutes. In addition, they taste delicious and are packed with valuable and essential nutrients due to the organ meats containing multiple vitamins as well as iron, copper and choline which is important for brain development and liver function.
Beef Liver & Chicken Hearts Burger
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Beef Liver & Chicken Hearts Burger
Instructions
  1. First, put the beef liver, chicken hearts & all seasonings into your food processor
    Beef Liver & Chicken Hearts in Food Processor
  2. Then, mince everything for about 30 seconds, add the egg and mince again for a few seconds until everything is mixed. To give the burgers a better consistency you may also add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut / almond flour or psyllium husk powder at this step
    Minced Liver & Chicken Hearts with Egg
  3. Now, add some coconut oil or your preferred fat for frying to a pan and heat it up to low-medium heat. A non-stick pan would be perfect. In case you don't have one make sure to use enough fat to prevent sticking
  4. Next, use a spoon to put blobs of the meat mixture -with about 0.8 centimeters (about 1/3 inch) of thickness- into the pan
    Liver & Chicken Heart Burgers in Pan
  5. Let the burgers fry slowly, for about 10 minutes, before flipping to make sure that they don't fall apart. It is easiest to wait until they start to become solid and coloured on their top's edges
  6. After flipping, fry for another 5-10 minutes until the burgers have reached your desired color. I like them to be more on the dark brown side

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 107g (1 patty)

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140.26kcal
from Fat 64.62kcal 46%
from Protein 75.52kcal 54%
from net. Carb 0.12kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.18g 4%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0.03g 0%
Protein 18.88g 19%

*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.