Sweet Eggs

 

 

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 Ahhhh, pancakes with syrup, don’t you love them?  But they’re carb laden, and I do make really good low carb waffles with almond flour, but some mornings I just don’t want to take the time.  So, instead I make sweet eggs.

My go to recipe is to put 2 eggs with 2 ounces of cream cheese 3 drops of EzSweetz and a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg  in my Vitamix or Bullet Blender and whip til frothy, then scramble in a skillet.  I used to try and make pancakes, but they were thin and runny, and it’s easier and works just as well to scramble, the taste is the same, then just eat them with Sugar Free Syrup.  I’ve used Mrs. Butterworth’s forever, it doesn’t spike insulin, it’s my fave!

So fast forward to this morning, I scrambled myself an egg + egg white and a couple of strips of bacon, I start eating and think, darn, why didn’t I  make sweet eggs instead.  Now my eggs had salt and pepper on them, but I thought “what the heck” and I doused them with Mrs. Butterworth.  They were AWESOME!  I’ll do this again, but I will dust with some nutmeg or cinnamon.  Can’t get any easier than this.

If you’re sick of eggs, give this a try, it’s a winner… ~ Jan

Update:

After posting this recipe on The Low Carb Dish (Facebook), Tyler Buhl posted her recipe for Sweet Eggs and a picture of her lunch.  Well, hers blows mine out of the water.  Here’s Tyler’s picture and how she makes hers...

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For this recipe she mixed together three eggs, stevia and a bit of vanilla and baked it in a loaf pan in a 350 oven until done.  Then she smeared it with butter, sprinkled it with stevia and cinnamon and popped back in under the broiler for a few minutes, topping it off with sugar free syrup.  I’m making this in the morning!

Tyler, you are a ROCK STAR!!!!

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My son, John has been making these for years, it’s one of his very favorite recipes.  His wife, Deanna, posted it on her Harris Sister’s Girl Talk blog, and I realized that it’s totally low carb, very low carb.

Here’s the direct link, it’s a goodie, perfect for game day, too...

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Soup

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Perfect for today where wind chill is going to be in the double digits below zero.  

I Breathe I’m Hungry posts the most amazing recipes, you can grab this Buffalo Chicken Soup  here...

Jen's Bacon-Wrapped, Stuffed Creamy Chicken

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Chicken breasts, wrapped in cheese and bacon, smothered in a mushroom sauce - heart be still!

Jen at Low Carb News posted this recipe, have to try this.

Here’s her link...

Photo courtesy of Low Carb News

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Bark

 

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Carolyn, at All Day I Dream About Food always has amazing recipes.  This is on my “must try” list, as I feel deprived if I can't finish dinner with something sweet.  I usually grab at Atkins Bar, but this would be much better for me.  And yes, I know it’s a horrible habit, one that I have tried and always failed to conquer my entire lifetime, even when eating low carb.  I’m never satisfied until I have something sweet and this should work nicely.

Looks wonderful, doesn’t it?  You can grab the recipe from her site, here’s the link...

Comfort Noodles

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When I saw this recipe that The Clothes Make the Girl posted back in 2011, I was intrigued.

Here’s in part what she had to say about this dish.

Trust me: this does not taste like a big bowl of zucchini. The garlic and olive oil trump transform this dish so it tastes like neither vegetables nor eggs, but some miraculous, noodle-y merging of the two. It’s warm and tender and scrumptious. A hug in a bowl.

I made it for lunch today, found out that I need to make a few alterations to make this work for me, but it was one of the yummiest low-carb dishes I’ve had in a long time.

So, hats off to you, Melissa, this indeed a keeper recipe that I will make again and again.

First I’ll give you her recipe, with a link to her site, and then tell you what I did and will do differently the next time.

Ingredients:
2 small zucchini, julienned (about 2 cups) [Julienne peeler or Spiralizer is essential.]
generous 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon almond flour or almond meal
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 eggs, scrambled
a handful of fresh parsley, minced for garnish (optional)
salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Place the julienned zucchini in a colander or wire strainer and toss with the salt until coated. Allow to sit for 20 minutes to drain excess water, then rinse and pat dry with paper towels. (You may be tempted to skip this step; I strongly advise against it. This step insures tender, rather than watery, noodles.)

2. While the zucchini is sweating in the colander, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Mix the almond flour with the coconut oil, sprinkle it with a smidgen of salt, then sauté in the pan, stirring often with a wooden spoon, until it’s toasty brown, about 1 minute. Remove from pan and save for garnish.

3. Return the pan to the heat and add the zucchini noodles. Sauté until just tender, about 1-2 minutes. Push the noodles to the side of the pan, and reduce heat to medium-low. Wait a minute; it’s essential that the pan cools down before adding the eggs. Add the olive oil and garlic. When the garlic is fragrant, about 20 seconds, pour in the eggs and allow them to cook until just beginning to set a tiny bit. Mix the zucchini noodles into the egg and continue to stir gently and continuously until the egg is set and clinging to the noodles. Taste, then add salt and pepper to your liking.

4. Serve noodles in a deep bowl and sprinkle with the almond flour crumbs and minced parsley. Slurping and ridiculously big bites heartily encouraged.

And here are my changes.

First of all, 1/4 a teaspoon of salt was not enough salt for me to sweat my zucchini after I spiraled it with the Paderno.  Perhaps I used larger zucchini than she did, or perhaps it was because I added a couple of summer squash because I didn’t have enough zucchini.  I could see it not sweating, I added probably a total of 2 teaspoons of salt to sweat it.  I need to research this a bit more.

But anyway, I also don’t think I let it sweat long enough, because even though I rinsed and patted dry, it did still weep a bit when I cooked it.

I doubled the almond flour, coconut oil mixture because hubs was eating this too, and it took a lot longer than a minute for it to brown in my large skillet.  But that’s okay, I had patience and the nutty flavor was absolute heaven.   I’ll use this topping instead of breadcrumbs on casseroles, such as escalloped cabbage, that I make in the future

Okay, so then I julienned my zucchini and summer squash with my much loved Paderno Veggie Spiralizer and  went ahead and added a tablespoon of olive oil to sauté.  The recipe didn’t say to do this, but I needed the oil to make this step work.

Then I pushed them to one side, added a clove of crushed garlic, let it get fragrant, then I stirred in the eggs and tossed continuously.  The next time I’ll add another clove of garlic, you could taste the garlic,  but the flavor was a bit too subtle I thought.

ThenI served it up in Fiesta Ware bowls,  put the toasted almond flour on top, and oh my, it was wonderful.  Absolutely amazingly delicious.  And Melissa is right, you don’t taste the egg, you just taste comfort.  Love, love love this dish, Can’t say enough good things about it.

Here’s her original recipe.

Photograph is from The Clothes Make The Girl
(I was too busy eating to take my own pictures, bad Jan) 

THE FAMOUS LOW CARB MOCK DANISH

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Okay, so I tricked the recipe out a bit, and the results are pretty darn good too!  This recipe has been around forever, it’s fast, easy to make and tastes good.  What more do you want?

2 ounces softened cream cheese (put it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds)
1 large egg (either room temp, or put in the microwave for about 10 seconds to warm)
1 Tablespoon Swerve sweetener
1 Tablespoon vanilla
dash of salt

I whisk all the ingredients together (you need warm eggs or the cream cheese will congeal into lumps) then put it in my 6 ounce  Fiestaware custard cup, sprayed with cooking spray, and nuke it for 90 seconds.

Then I top it with Walden Farms 0 calorie, 0 carb Orange Marmalade (available at netriton.com) a few blueberries and I have breakfast!

You can also omit the jelly and add cinnamon to the mixture for a faux cinnamon danish.