Friday, June 7, 2019

Keto Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy

I'm never bored eating keto. There is always, always, always, an interesting recipe to make AND, if there's not, then it's always fun to keto-fy an existing recipe. 
This chicken fried steak and gravy was from a recipe in our mom's recipe tin under the cupboard from a million years ago. Her recipe was not keto so I made a few adjustments and wound up with this delicious version. According to MyFitnessPal one serving, recipe makes 4, is 452 calories, 29 fat, 2 carbs, 0.2 fiber, 0.6 sugar, and 46 protein. Add a side of mashed cauliflower and *voila* one of the tastiest low carb, high protein, high fat meals ever. 

Keto Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy

4 cube steaks
salt & pepper
2 eggs
2 Tbsp heavy cream
1 cup crushed pork rinds
1 cup powdered Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup ghee (or coconut oil)

1/4 cup onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 brick cream cheese (4 oz)
1/3 cup beef broth

chives for garnish

Season steaks with salt and pepper. 
Whisk together eggs and cream in a shallow dish.
In another shallow dish, combine pork rinds, powdered Parmesan cheese, paprika, and garlic powder. Divide this mixture into 2 dishes. 

Coat steak in the first dish of pork rind mixture, then in the egg, and then in the other dish of pork rind mixture. Be sure to cover both sides well. 
Heat the ghee (or coconut oil) in a large frying pan. Cook the steaks for about 3 minutes on each side. 

Set aside and keep warm. 
Prepare gravy - In a small pot, place 2 Tbsp of the grease from frying the steaks. Add in the onion and garlic and cook 3 minutes over medium heat. Add in the cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in the beef broth. Simmer for a couple of minutes.

Serve your steaks with some mashed cauliflower or asparagus or your favorite veggies!

Top with the gravy.

And you can sprinkle with a few chives to fancy things up, if you like. (That little purple flower is a chive blossom, FYI.)

So. Much. Yum.
Just like steak and mashed potatoes but without all the carbs!
Pork rinds instead of bread crumbs is amazing, in case you haven't tried it yet.