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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Seasonings
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.

 

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
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big meatballs
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Meatball Mixture
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
big meatballs
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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.

 

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.