Low carb pancakes

After grinding my own almond flour I decided to make some pancakes this morning.

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Low carb almond flour pancakes

1/2 cup almond flour
1 egg
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp Splenda (or liquid equiv)
1 tbs melted butter
Pinch of salt
1-3 tbs half and half

Mix all ingredients except half and half together. Add half and half until you get the right consistency. Fry in 1 tbs butter with a little veg or olive oil. There won’t be many bubbles like normal pancakes but they do come out pretty fluffy. Serve with sugar free maple syrup.

Low carb “hash browns” recipe

I’ve been using leftover shredded chicken as a hash brown substitute for a while. Thought others might like this too.

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Low carb hash browns

1-2 cups shredded cooked chicken (shred a thinly as possible)
1 small onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 tsp rosemary, minced
1 tbs butter (bacon grease would be great)
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter over med high heat. Add chicken and onions. Fry until golden brown and crispy, 5-10 mins. Add garlic and rosemary after 4-5 mins. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a fried egg.

Jicama hash browns

Breakfast can be one of the most enjoyable and delicious meals of the day. Especially when you have a little more time to cook. This morning I found myself with some time and some jicama in the fridge, so I decided to make some hash browns to go with my morning egg. Came out very well.

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Jicama hash browns

1 cup shredded jicama, squeezed dry
2 tbs butter or ghee
2 shallots
1 tsp rosemary
Salt and pepper

Grate the jicama on the large grater side of a box grater. Place the grated jicama on some paper towels. Squeeze out as much of the water as possible (over the sink).

Heat the butter or ghee in a frying pan. Add shallots, jicama, rosemary, salt and pepper. Fry for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Stirring often. You are aiming to break up the jicama and dry it out.

Serve with a fried egg (some bacon with be a great addition, you could also use the bacon fat in place of the butter/ghee).

 

Mock French "Toast" – Low carb breakfast

I love weekends!  It gives me time to get up and make a nice breakfast.  During the week I am not much of a breakfast eater, but on the weekends, when I have more time I like to cook.  I found this recipe several months ago, and unfortunately can’t find the link.  I am going by memory here, so if this is similar to a recipe you find elsewhere, please let me know so I can give credit.

 Mock French "Toast"   Low carb breakfast

Low Carb Mock French “Toast”

1/4 cup of ground pork rinds
2 eggs
1/4 cup cream
2 tsp splenda (I use liquid equivalent)
sprinkling of nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and allow to sit for ~5 mins.    Preheat a frying pan to med/med-high heat while mixture sits. The mixture will stiffen up in that time and allow you to kinda form it into a “toast-like shape” in the frying pan.  Fry until golden brown on each side and serve with some sugar free maple syrup and butter.

You will be surprise at how good this is.  It kinda has a bit of a smokey bacony taste, but just a hint of it.  Delicious way to start you Saturday!