Tag: bacon

Best Ever Egg Mayo Salad (Keto)

Who doesn’t love a simple egg mayo salad? Here I simply added finely chopped gherkins (or cornichons) which add a little texture and acidity. I topped the whole lot with crispy bacon and enjoyed this as a side salad at our BBQ. I used my own homemade mayonnaise recipe as I steer clear of the store-bought variety (which usually contains vegetable oil which I avoid like the plague). Enjoy!
 

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Carbs 1.4g | Fat 27g | Protein 18g
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Bacon & Chive Fat Bombs (Keto)

I rarely feel truly hungry (a quick high-five to the keto lifestyle), but I do still enjoy a quick, convenient snack. On days when my biltong or droe wors has not yet dried (or times in lock-down when we had no nuts or pork scratchings in the house), these little morsels made a fantastic high fat snack to satiate us until dinnertime. (Dinner is usually when we have our only proper meal of the day – and its usually something special that I take my time with – here are some ideas as to what I make at suppertime in casa de Palmer!). Enjoy these delicious balls of flavour – they freeze well making your once-a-week-effort worth the time and effort! THIS RECIPE IS ACCOMPANIED WITH A VIDEO. (Scroll down to see it, and be sure to watch the blooper reel Funnyman slips in at the end!)
 

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Carbs 0.6g | Fat 12g | Protein 5.6g
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Bacon & Tomato Keto Gnocchi

Oh my… these flavours! I used smoked bacon lardons because they are chunkier (and fattier) than simply dicing up thin bacon rashers yourself. They also render so much glorious fat and flavour when frying up, and this is key to this dish. The tomatoes add lovely sweet acidity. If you can manage 9.9g carbs per serving, this will sufficiently feed 2 people. But it is very rich and filling, so you could divide this into 4 smaller servings and halve the macros accordingly.
 

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Carbs 9.9g | Fat 84g | Protein 46g
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Broccoli and Bacon Cheese Bakes (Keto)

I posted a recipe of Cream-baked Broccoli a little while ago (it’s a lush recipe: rich, filling and full-flavoured, please try it). However, I wanted to take the concept up a notch and add crispy bacon and Cheddar. Can we all take a moment to high-five the keto way-of-life: what other “diets” can encourage adding bacon and cheese?… Anyway, I created this recipe in 4 individual little stoneware pots (because its SO cute) but you can make this same recipe in an appropriately-sized dish if you choose to – as long as the end-result serves 4 people in even-sized portions as that is how the macros were calculated..
 

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Carbs 4.9g | Fat 74g | Protein 13g
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Bacon & Mushroom Konjac Pasta (Low carb)

Keto Bacon Mushroom Pasta
Keto Bacon Mushroom Pasta

I love big, bold flavours that slap me right in the face. Craving pasta happens to all of us, but thanks to shirataki (konjac) noodles, we can make a creamy sauce and enjoy it guilt-free. A few nights ago, I used everything I had in the fridge to make this deeply-satisfying dinner.
 

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Carbs 6.5g | Fat 26g | Protein 13g
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Bacon, Prawn and Avocado Kebabs (Low-carb)

Bacon Prawn Avocado kebabs
Keto Bacon Prawn Avocado Skewers

These mini bacon, prawn and avocado kebabs are like someone said, “let’s take all the tastiest keto-friendly items and grill them on a skewer!” Bacon? “Yes please!” Prawns? “Yes please!” Avocado? “Now you are just showing off!” These are a little finicky to make, but so worth it in the end. A fun, tasty appetiser at your next braai (BBQ). Be sure to check out all the other Light meals & Appetisers on the site.
 

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Carbs 2.9g | Fat 30g | Protein 19g
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Keto Breakfast Bacon & Egg ‘Muffins’

Keto Breakfast Bacon muffins
Keto Breakfast Bacon muffins

These little zero carb keto breakfast ‘muffins’ are something of a mini-frittata. They are very rich, so one batch could last you a couple of mornings (they store well in the fridge). Pop them in the microwave for a quick keto-friendly breakfast. Do change up the filling – mushroom, peppers and different cheese all work well. If you can’t be bothered with cleaning the muffin tin (eggs are notorious for sticking), use cupcake cases. One serving = 2 muffins.
 

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Carbs 0g | Fat 27g | Protein 22g
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Stir-fried Greens with Bacon (Keto)

Keto Cabbage Bacon Stir Fry

Everything tastes awesome with bacon with its lovely salty, smokiness… This side dish of stir-fried greens with bacon is sensational! A large portion of this could easily stand as a meal on its own, but it would be better for your macros if this recipe was made for two as a side dish and served alongside a nice portion of protein, such as pork chops. TIP: use only the sliced white parts of leeks as the green ends are bitter. Be sure to check out all the other Side Dish ideas on the site.
 

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Carbs 6g | Fat 31g | Protein 15g
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