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5/1/13 8:05 P

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I do the pork rind thing, except I use mayonnaise instead of egg, thinned with just a little cream, and then heavily seasoned with pepper, garlic powder, thyme, mrs. dash (no salt, the rinds are salty enough) and then bake the chicken. Crunchy and moist. One of our favorites. I now use the same method to make onion rings, (parboil the onions for one minute, then coat and bake 20 mins 375.) I'm going to try "shake n bake" pork chops with the pork rind crumbs this week.

For the fritatta, once I put cheese on top, I pop it under the broiler to finish the eggs and melt the cheese.

And my favorite new thing I discovered this week: Spaghetti Squash! I've never had it in my life, never even seen it served. But I used it just like angel hair pasta, with with an awesome chunky spaghetti sauce full of italian sausage and sauteed tri-color peppers, onions, mushrooms and black olives...LOADS of parmesian... UNBELIEVABLY deelish!

Just cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the stings and seeds, rub on olive oil and salt, bake face down for 40 mins at 425. When it comes out of the oven, run a fork over the insides, and it pulls loose into strings, exactly like angel hair pasta! Amazing!

and, when I just can't live without some kind of dessert, I mix cream cheese, unsweetened cocoa, honey, and instant coffee.... and it's just like a mocha mousse.

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FULLFIGUREDGAL's Photo FULLFIGUREDGAL Posts: 353
4/4/13 10:04 A

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Here's another one:

My version of an In & Out Burger (Servings 9 patties - Total Nutritional Info: Cals 3284/Carbs 40/Fat 231/Protein 260
Nutritional Count for 1 patty: Cals 365/ Carbs:4/Fat: 26/Protein: 29 (NET CARBS are a lot lower...I just have to find them and i will post...its mostly from the parsley, onion and worcestershire sauce)

2lbs ground beef
9 slices bacon
4 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese (or any cheese you like)
1 small red onion (optional - it adds to the carb count)

Seasoning for my ground beef (use whatever you prefer)
3 tablespoon Worcestershire -OPTIONAL
3 tablespoon Dried Parsley - OPTIONAL
3 Tablespoons garlic
3 Tablespoons Mrs. Dash (or use salt or whatever salt substitute) - OPTIONAL
3 Tablespoons Cayenne Pepper (I like it spicy!) - optional

In & Out Burger is basically a hamburger with the bacon and cheese inside the patty when it cooks...its great because you fry the bacon crispy and cut up pieces of cheese from the cheese block ( I prefer cheddar or pepper jack but any will do...just check carb count!) cheddar has like less than 1 gram carbs

1.Season your ground beef
2.Chop up onion and throw it in the mix or just make the onions on the side for those who want (note: check carb count for onions...its not a lot but would have to be added).OPTIONAL
3.Fry your bacon on the side making it crispy.
4.Cut up your cheese into cubes about 1/2".
5.Make the patties and put the bacon and cheese in the middle of the patty covering it up with the ground beef
6.Heat up a skillet, place patties on skillet and cook until done

...I throw it on the George Foreman grill and within 6-8 minutes...a perfectly grilled burger that when you cut it, the cheese oozes out and the bacon stays crisp...really...the fat from the cheese and bacon keep the meat very moist...I am tempted to try it with ground turkey or chicken...but on Keto we can eat ground beef so why bother??

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FULLFIGUREDGAL's Photo FULLFIGUREDGAL Posts: 353
4/4/13 10:00 A

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It is my pleasure! :)

I know exactly what you mean...that is why I am always on the look out for different recipes...

Here's another one (this one I made up):
"Almost a Frittata" w/ Sausage & Cheese. Calories per my recipte (cut into 8 wedges: Cals:202/Carb:1/Fat:36/Protein:18 per wedge)
10 large eggs
1 Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage Roll (use whatever you like)
4 oz of Sharp Cheddar Cheese (use any you like)
3-4 tablespoons of butter.

Fry the Jimmy Dean Sausage roll and break it down like ground beef.
Add butter ( I use the the fat from the sausage). Scramble the 10 eggs and add to sausage mixture. Cook as if making scrambled eggs, letting it set the last few minutes as if an omelette.

Put the cheese on top at the last few minutes and cover to let it melt. You can add the cheese while you're mixing it all up if you like.

It's great because few ingredients, easy to do and what you don't eat you can save in the refrigerator for a meal later or the next day. Pop in the microwave to re-heat.

Because I do bodybuilding I try to keep up with the macro count, so that's why I posted the actual nutritional value.

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4/3/13 1:12 P

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Thank you for this! My husband and I got really excited when we read this and I'm putting pork rinds on the grocery list! We keep eating the same things over and over and are looking for ways to liven it up a bit so we don't stray from the plan!

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4/3/13 8:37 A

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Hello everyone:
I have been sick so I haven't been active. I have been reading the posts and am so glad there is more people on here! :)

Here is a quick Keto recipe that someone posted on one of the many other websites I visit.

It's breaded chicken...lol...breaded with PORK RINDS!! Yep...at first I didn't believe it but one day I said let me try it...OMG...it is the best!

I always eat chicken breast so most of you know it's not as juicy as dark meat. With the pork rinds it is sooo moist!

Here's the recipe:

Pork Rinds (your choice: I used a cheap bag of HOT pork rinds from my local supermarket)
Eggs (1-2 depending on how many pieces of chicken you're making)
Chicken (I used chicken breast that I sliced into cutlets)

Crush up the pork rinds into tiny pieces. This is your breading so you want it very small.

Season your chicken as you normally would.
Beat the egg and Dip the chicken in egg. (I added a little water to my egg mixture).
Dip the chicken in Pork Rinds, cover all sides.
(You can dip in egg and Pork Rinds a second time if you prefer)
Put oil in a skillet. The amount of oil depends on how you like to fry your chicken. (I didn't have oil so I used butter, the taste was phenomenal).
Cook until outside is light brown and chicken is fully cooked.

There you have it. My kids loved the taste and they are not on a Keto diet. It tastes better than normal breading.

Simple, easy, and COMPLETELY KETO!!!! :)))

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