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.

 

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
Servings
eggs
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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.

 

Currywurst Style Chicken Hearts

Currywurst Style Chicken Hearts

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Currywurst Style Chicken Hearts
These currywurst style chicken hearts taste delicious and are easy to prepare, too. They need some passive cooking time but become nicely tender this way. In addition, the recipe also works with nearly any type of sausage.
Currywurst Style Chicken Hearts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
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Currywurst Style Chicken Hearts
Instructions
  1. First, cut the chicken hearts lengthwise in half
    Chicken Heart Halves
  2. In the meantime, heat up a pan with your preferred fat for frying to medium heat
    Heating Fatback in Pan
  3. When the pan is hot, add the chicken hearts to the pan and the curry powder on top
    Chicken Hearts & Curry in Pan
  4. Wait for about 30 seconds, then stir everything. Next, fry the chicken hearts for 3-5 minutes while stirring, until they become slightly crispy and brown
  5. Now, add the butter. When it is melted, also add the tomato paste, all other seasonings & the water and stir until everything is mixed
  6. Finally, set the plate to low heat and let everything cook for about 45 minutes while stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced to a sauce
    Cooking Currywurst Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 285g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 529.53kcal
from Fat 408.69kcal 77%
from Protein 100.88kcal 19%
from net. Carb 16.76kcal 3%
from Fiber 3.2kcal 1%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.41g 27%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 4.19g 17%
Fiber 1.6g 5%
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.