Saturday, August 8, 2015

Ketogenic Diet Recipe - Mexican Bacon & Egg Nests

If you love Mexican food and are eating a high fat Ketogenic diet, this is the dish for you.  Buttery eggs in fried onion and bacon nests with avocado slices and salsa - what's not to love!

This is a high fat, moderate protein and low carb dish.  You get lots of good fats from the bacon, butter and avocado and more than enough protein from the bacon and egg.  Adding a bit of salsa as well as the onion will give you a few carbs, but this should not be enough to take you out of ketosis.  However if you are on the Ketogenic diet then I'm sure you've figured out just how many carbs you can get away with, so you can easily adjust the recipe according to your own specific needs. 

Ketogenic Diet Recipe - Mexican Bacon & Egg Nests

Ingredients :

2 strips of nitrate-free bacon, chopped
saved bacon fat for frying (or coconut oil)
1 large free-range organic egg
1/2 a large onion, sliced very thin
1/2 a small avocado (or 1/4 of a large one)
salsa to taste

Directions :
  • Heat a little bacon fat or coconut oil in a skillet. (Use a cast iron one if you can.  The flavour is so much better!)
  • Add the sliced onion and chopped bacon and cook over medium heat until the onion is browned and the bacon is crispy.
  • Using the cooked onions and bacon, create a nest with an opening in the middle of the skillet. 

  • Now here is the trick to having a lovely buttery egg.  Melt a tablespoon of butter in the middle of the nest you have created. 

  • Quickly add your egg and turn down the heat to low, allowing the egg to cook until the white is set but the yolk is still runny. (If you prefer your eggs cooked more that's fine too.) The egg white will run into the onion and bacon mixture, creating a sort of pancake which will make it much easier to remove from the pan. 
  • With a spatula pick up the egg nest and place it onto a plate. Add sliced avocado and salsa to taste. Enjoy! 

This recipe makes one serving and it's very flexible.  If you want you can always use a couple of eggs instead of just one.  And the amount of bacon, onion and salsa can also be adjusted to your specific taste.

If you are making this for several people you can double or triple the ingredients very easily.  But when you are cooking you might want to make a few changes.  I would cook all the bacon and onion at once, then divide into individual portions and finish one at a time with the egg.  This will prevent everything from running together and creating a mess.  Or you could use a griddle  which has a larger surface and will allow you to cook a few portions at a time.

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