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Easy Pickled Eggs Recipe

Pickled eggs are great to snack on, serve as an appetizer, or add to the side of a meal. Not only are they fun to make, but the tangy salty flavor is also so delicious! In this easy pickled egg recipe, there is no canning equipment required because we use brine and the power of a refrigerator instead. It’s so simple!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cure Time: 2+ days

Serves: 8 eggs

Ingredients

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ small onion sliced
  • 2 tbsps pickling spices 
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the peeled hard-boiled eggs to a clean glass jar.
  2. Bring the water, vinegar, onion, spices, and salt to a gentle boil for 5 minutes. Then remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Pour liquid over the eggs and seal the jar.
  4. Transfer to the refrigerator and leave to sit for at least 2 days until ready to eat. If you can, waiting 1 week is best.
  5. Store in the fridge. Serve whole or sliced with meat or by themselves.

    If you do not have pickling spices, use cloves of garlic, dried herbs and seeds instead. I use 1 tsp dried herb per liter of water/vinegar brine, which covers 8-10 hard boiled eggs.

For the printable recipe card and complete recipe details with FAQs, visit the Easy Pickled Eggs Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

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Hollandaise Sauce

Using Jessica Haggard’s recipe from “The Carnivore Cookbook” Andy Storey, one of our Meatrx.com coaches,  will show you how to make Hollandaise Sauce.

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup of Grass-fed Butter 
3 Free-range Egg Yolks 
Redmond Real Sea Salt to taste 
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Optional: 1/4 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper or Paprika
 
Check out the video for instructions!
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Beef or chicken liver pate with bacon

Using Jessica Haggard’s recipe from “The Carnivore Cookbook” Andy Storey, one of our Meatrx.com coaches,  will show you how to make beef or chicken liver pate. 

Beef Liver Pate Ingredient List:
 
1/2 pound of grass-fed beef liver
1/4 cup of grass-fed butter
2 tablespoons raw heavy cream salt
(Non-Carnivore Add-Ins) 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon of organic allspice
 
Chicken Liver Pate Ingredient List: 
1 pound of chicken livers
1/4 cup of grass-fed butter salt
(Non-Carnivore Add-ins) small onion 1 garlic clove 1/2 teaspoon rosemary 1/4 teaspoon thyme
 
Check out the video for directions and a bonus taste test…which one was better??
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Dairy Free Liver Pate with Ox Liver

This dairy free liver pate with ox live recipe is an amazing side dish sure to wow dinner guests as well as your own taste buds! Make it in 15 minutes, then chill until you’re ready to serve. Liver pate is an elegant way to boost your nutrition without dairy on a keto, carnivore, paleo, or any healthy diet. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 4 hours – overnight

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup duck fat, lard or bacon fat, divided 
  • 1 small onion diced, optional
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, optional
  • 1 pound ox or beef liver
  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar, lime or lemon
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, optional
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, optional

Instructions

  1. Saute the onion in 2 tablespoons of cooking fat over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, until transparent and soft. Stir occasionally to avoid burning. Add garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes or so until garlic is fragrant and golden in color.
  2. Slice the liver into thin strips. Push the onion and garlic over to the side of the pan and arrange the liver in a single layer. Sear it for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Transfer liver, onion, and garlic sauté to the bowl of a food processor. Add the vinegar, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add 1/2 cup of fat.
  5. Pulse to chop liver. Blend to combine. Add the remaining fat. Continue blending until smooth.
  6. Put into an airtight container and chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

Notes

Liver pate can be served right away, however, it’s best to let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving. If you can, make it the day before so it chills overnight and all the flavors can meld together.

For strict carnivore omit the onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and black pepper. ACV is usually ok for most people. Omit if needed.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Dairy Free Liver Pate with Ox Liver Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook for more!

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Easy Braised Beef Shank

Follow an easy 4-step process to slow cook Braised Beef Shank carnivore style. It is a nourishing and affordable low-carb meal for any time of the year.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Servings: 4

Equipment (choose one)

  • Cast iron skillet with a lid
  • Dutch oven

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon tallow butter, ghee, or other cooking fat
  • 4 pieces beef shank 1-inch thick, 8 ounces each
  • 2-3 cups bone broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus extra as needed

Instructions

  1. Heat cooking fat in a cast iron or heavy bottom skillet with a lid or Dutch oven. Brown both sides of the beef shanks, about 2-3 minutes per side, until a golden-brown crust forms.
  2. Pour broth over shanks. Use at least 2 cups of broth. There should be enough broth to cover the meat ½ to ¾ of the way up the side. Season with salt. Bring it to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat and cover with a lid, but leave a small opening for the steam to escape.
  4. Cook over low heat for 3 hours, until the meat falls off the bone. Serve warm in liquid.

Notes

Keto Osso Buco In the last 30 minutes of the cooking time, add any of the vegetable and herb combinations listed in the recipe post and simmer with the meat.

Oven option Follow steps 1-2 then after the broth is at a simmer, put the lid on and transfer to the oven to bake for 2 hours.

Crockpot option Place meat in the bottom of a slow-cooker, pour broth over and season with salt. Cover with the lid and turn on low. Cook for 4-6 hours until easily falls off the bone.

Instant pot option Season the meat. Turn on the Instant pot and select sauté. Once hot add cooking fat to the pot and sear the meat, about 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Add in broth. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 35 minutes. Natural release pressure for 15 minutes then manually release the remaining pressure.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Easy Braised Beef Shank Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

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3-Ingredient Carnivore Scotch Eggs (No Pork)

Crispy, greasy Carnivore Scotch Eggs are loaded with protein and make a great appetizer or main portion of the meal. The best part is that this pork-free version has only 3-ingredients!

Serve hot, pack into a picnic, or store in the fridge to use throughout the week.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12 Scotch eggs

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef or chicken sausage
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 large boiled eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Line two small rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine beef (or chicken) and salt in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together and form into 12 meatballs. Place 6 meatballs on each of the lined baking sheets and press flat.
  • Place one boiled egg in the middle of each circle of meat and wrap the meat around the egg, leaving no gaps or holes.
  • Bake about 15 minutes, turn them over, and continue for another 10 minutes, until outside is golden brown. Place under the broiler to finish for 5 minutes for a crispy shell. Serve hot.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Carnivore Scotch Eggs Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

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Goat Cheese Prosciutto Quiche

4 eggs

½ cup cream

4 ounce goat cheese

2 Tbs mayonnaise (optional)

2 Folio cheddar cheese shells or 4 ounces shredded cheese

3 ounces prosciutto

Pinch of salt


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Layer your 2 cheese shells in the bottom of a 6” sillicon round pan.

Bake cheese for 10 minutes.

Let cool.

Thoroughly whisk eggs, cream, mayo and salt together.

Once cheese crust has cooled, spread half the goat cheese onto the crust, layer with prosciutto and then layer the goat cheese and prosciutto again.

Slowly pour your egg mixture over the layers. 

Place your silicone pan on a sheet pan and bake covered with foil for 30 minutes.

Remove foil and bake for about 10 more minutes or until center is just set.

Let cool 10 minutes before slicing.


You can easily double this recipe to use a larger baking pan like a pie pan. If doing so, check at 40 minutes instead of 30 minutes.


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Eggs Benedict

Serves 2

4 pieces of your favorite carnivore bread (this dish goes best with chicken buns)

4 thick slices of sugar free ham

4 slices of cooked bacon (optional)

4 eggs, fried or poached

1 batch homemade hollandaise sauce

Paprika or hot sauce

Prepare all your ingredients. 

The best way to poach eggs is by ensuring the water is simmering hot and add a dash of vinegar to prevent eggs from shredding. Using fresh eggs is best, but not necessary. Do not salt the water, this will cause the whites to shred. When placing the eggs in water, first crack them into a small cup or ramekin, then drop them in carefully and as close to the water as you can. Let cook for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the water and set aside until ready to use.

You can also just pan fry your eggs, if you don’t care to have poached eggs. Either way it’s delicious!

Layer from the bottom to the top: carnivore bread, ham, bacon, poached egg, hollandaise sauce all topped with a sprinkle of paprika or hot sauce for color.

Feel free to get creative and change the meats to sausage patties or turkey slices; you could even add a slice of cheese!

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Gravlax Stack

2 pieces of your favorite carnivore bread (I like chicken buns for this recipe)

2-4 ounces cream cheese

2-4 ounces gravlax (smoked salmon)

2 eggs, poached, soft boiled or fried

Salt

Black pepper, garnish

Paprika, garnish

Spread the cream cheese onto your 2 pieces of carnivore bread.

Place on a plate and layer the gravlax slices on top of the cream cheese.

Top gravlax with an egg on each stack.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.

This pairs really well topped with hollandaise sauce.

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Prosciutto Skull

6 ounces prosciutto or your favorite ultra thinly sliced cured meat

1 plastic skull or foam head

Let your cured meat come to room temperature so it sticks to your skull easier.

Cover the edges of your plate with cured meat.

Lay skull on top and carefully layer all your dried meat around the skull in different directions making it look like peeling skin. Make sure to cover all of the skull.

Watch your guests squirm when attempting to take a slice!