Low Carb Stuffing – Epic Fail!

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What not to serve your holiday guests or your dog:(

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I’m already stressing about carb overload! Ugh! The struggles of a 5′ middle aged home style cook! Everything in a thanksgiving meal is loaded with carbs with the exception of turkey, butter, and pumpkin pie filling. So if your happy with just those three then your good to go; turkey with a big slab of butter on top sounds just yummy…doesn’t it!

In an ongoing quest to make some dish healthy and low carb I attempted a recipe I found on Pinterest (respecting my fellow blogger, I will not name the source, she would thank me:)

So here goes…my first attempt at making low carb stuffing in muffin form; fingers crossed please?

Low Carb Bread

Not the real stuff!

First off you need to come up with a decent low carb bread recipe and for this bread lover that’s not the easiest thing to do. I’ve tried several before and didn’t like any of them. They were either too eggy or tasted like a big piece of a raw 2×4! I found a new one on Pinterest I thought might be just the one; you whip it up in the blender…my kinda easy!

After mixing 4 eggs, 1/2 cup of almond flour, a little baking soda, garlic salt and baking it for 45 minutes, I let it rest for about 30 minutes. It was still really moist in the middle. So as usual, I did not follow the rest of the recipe and decided to toast it in cubes instead of crumbing it with a fork. Hmmmm, see where I’m going with this? This girl sometimes had the “x” marked by usually does not follow directions. It’s a character flaw for sure!

The toasting definitely dried it out.

When the onions, garlic, celery, jalapeno, butter, broth mixture was added and mixed in it definitely looked like the real stuff…but it didn’t hold any liquid! That turns out is key.

Forging ahead I proceeded with the “ingenious” part and packed the mix into the muffin tin. Now after baking the “muffins” until almost dog dodo form, this is how it ended up. Really chewy, grainy moist, and burnt egg tasting. The only good part was the picked out charred onions and celery. Yum, right???

Never Assume You Know More Than The Original Author!

Long blog short; never assume you know more than the original recipe when attempting low carb keto food.  The only way this would have been salvageable is if you had a boat load of really good gravy on top! If I hadn’t baked it “till death do us part”, it might have been pretty good low carb stuffing…if there is really such a thing…

I am grateful for my family and friends who put up with my experiments?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Elise

 

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