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.

 

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.

 

Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce – Easy Kidney Recipe

Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce

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Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce - Easy Kidney Recipe
This easy kidney recipe with calf's kidney makes a delicious and nutrient dense meal. It is very satiating and perfectly suited for low carb diets. In addition, kidneys have a great offering of folate, iron, zinc, copper & selenium and are also a great source of protein for a post-workout meal.
Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
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Kidneys
Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
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Ingredients
Kidneys
Sauce
Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce
Instructions
Kidneys
  1. First, cut the kidneys in half and remove the gristly white centers (the fat) carefully
    Half Cut Calf Kidney
  2. It is best to use a paring knife for this. Remove as much of it as possible and keep it if you want to make tallow - more details in the recipe notes
    Removed White Center from Calf Kidney
  3. After that, cut the kidney meat into bite sized pieces that and put them into a strainer. When finished, thoroughly rinse them with cold water for a few minutes
  4. Now, add the salt to a big bowl, add some water and stir until the salt is dissolved. Then, add the kidney pieces and so much cold water that they are completely covered
    Soaking Calf Kidney in Water
  5. Cover the bowl with cling film / plastic wrap, put it into the fridge and let the kidneys soak in water for at least 2 hours. After that, take the pieces out of the water, into a clean strainer and rinse them with fresh water again. Afterwards, let them drip off excess water for a minute
  6. Melt the butter in a pan on low heat, add the kidney pieces and cook them for about 7 minutes while stirring occasionally.
    Pre Cooking Calf Kidney
  7. Then, put them to the side (e.g. into a soup plate) in order to make the sauce in the pan
    Cooked Calf Kidney
Sauce - Final Steps
  1. After cooking the kidney pieces, leave any remaining liquid in the pan and add the extra butter. Then, add the sliced onions and let them cook for about 5 minutes
    Kidney Gravy, Onions & Butter in Pan
  2. Next, add the cream & cream cheese to the pan and stir until it is dissolved. Cook for about 10 minutes on low heat, until the sauce starts to thicken. Now is the time to taste the sauce and add salt & pepper to your preferences
  3. Finally, add the kidney pieces back to the pan and let them simmer in the sauce for another 3 minutes on low heat. Don't cook too long or on higher heat as the kidney tends to become chewy then
    Putting Calf Kidney into Cream Sauce
Recipe Notes

If you want to render the kidney fat cut it into small bits or mince it in a food processor.
Then, put it into a pot or big pan on low heat and wait for all the fat to get out while stirring occasionally.

You can see that it's done when there is clear fat on the bottom with crispy bits on top.

Now, you can remove these floating bits by pouring all content through a cheesecloth or fabric into another pot.
When the fat is cooled, pour it into mason jars and keep them in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 398g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 704.44kcal
from Fat 519.84kcal 74%
from Protein 156.92kcal 22%
from net. Carb 25.28kcal 4%
from Fiber 2.4kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.76g 34%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 6.32g 25%
Fiber 1.2g 4%
Protein 39.23g 39%

*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.