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Easy Boiled Beef Kidney

You’ll be mind blown by how good this easy beef kidney recipe for keto and carnivore diets is! If you want to eat more nose to tail, this 3-step stovetop dish is a great way to normalize the presence of nutrient-dense organ meats in your home.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 117kcal

Equipment

  • small pot with lid

Ingredients

  • 1 beef kidney
  • salt to taste, optional
  • butter best cold, optional

Instructions

  • Fill a small pot with enough water to submerge the kidney.
  • Cover and bring water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce the heat, add kidney and leave the lid cracked to allow heat to escape.
  • Boil for 8 minutes, monitor the heat so water does not boil over.
  • Remove from heat. Drain water and quickly rinse kidney under cool water if desired.
  • To serve, simply cut into half, medallions or bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle with optional salt to taste and eat with cold butter ad libitum.

Notes

The fat is excellent and should be left on.

Cooking time may vary due to the size of kidney. I cook the average beef kidney for 8 minutes, extra-large ones may go for as long as 10 minutes. Lamb, sheep, and goat kidneys are smaller, typically I only boil them for 4 to 5 minutes or so.

You want the kidney to boil for the full cooking time. Regulate temperature by adjusting the flame and setting the lid more or less cracked (open) to find the sweet spot of boiling but not boiling over.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, please visit The Easiest Beef Kidney Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are for a 4 ounce serving of beef kidney; butter not included.

% of daily value based on a 2000 calorie diet is indicated in bold

Amount Per Serving (4 ounces) Calories 117

Calories from Fat 36

Fat 4g 6%

Saturated Fat 1g 6%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 1g

Cholesterol 466mg 155%

Sodium 207mg 9%

Potassium 297mg 8%

Carbohydrates 1g 0%

Protein 20g 40%

Vitamin A 1584IU 32%

Vitamin C 11mg 13%

Calcium 15mg 2%

Iron 5mg 28%

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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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Breakfast Egg Taco

4 soft chicken tortillas

8-12 eggs

1 Tbs butter

½ pound diced bacon, sausage or other leftover meat

4 ounces of your favorite cheese

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

Heat your pan to a medium heat.

Cook your meat of choice in the pan.

Add in the butter and mix in the eggs, salt and pepper. 

Continue to cook the eggs until they are set.

Stir in cheese until melted. Remove from heat.

If your tortillas are too firm to fold, heat them up slightly in a pan on medium-low heat.

Load your tortillas up with your scrambled egg filling. 

Serve with your favorite hot sauce or enjoy as is. 

You can also wrap these up in foil and take them with you. They hold fairly well.

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Cream Cheese Crepes

Makes about 6 crepes if using an 8” pan

4 ounces cream cheese

4 eggs

1 Tbs water

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Butter or ghee for cooking

Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a blender ensuring there are no cream cheese clumps.

Heat your non-stick pan to medium-low heat.

Melt about ½ tsp butter.

Pour some of the batter into your heated pan and swirl to fill to the edges.

Let cook about 2-3 minutes or until somewhat set on top, flip and continue to cook for another 30 seconds.

Enjoy as is or fill and wrap or fold with your favorite fillings.

Filling idea options:

Soft plain or herbed butter

Soft cream cheese
Cooked bacon bits and cream cheese mixed together

Cooked sausage and cheese

*You can make this without baking soda, but the reaction from combining the baking soda and cream cheese creates a creamier and slightly fluffier end product that will remind you more of a traditional crepe instead of an egg pancake.

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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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Sausage, Egg and Cheese Sammie

Makes 3 sammies
6 sausage patties, homemade or store bought 

4 eggs

½ Tbs cream, optional

¼ tsp salt

3 slices of your favorite cheese

3-6 slices of bacon, cooked (Optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk eggs with cream and salt. Pour into a 8” X 8” silicone pan.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove eggs from pan and slice into 3 strips.

Cook sausage accordingly.

Layer sausage with cheese, folded egg slice, cooked bacon and second sausage piece.

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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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Classic Steak with Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Serves 1

Your favorite steak (Newyork Strip), ribeye, sirloin, flank, chuck, etc)

 

2-4 eggs

 

Salt

1 tsp butter

Let your steak come to room temperature by letting it sit out for about 1 hour.

Heat your egg pan to a medium-low heat and melt your butter.

Heat your cast iron to a medium-high heat.

For the perfect scrambled eggs whisk your eggs and salt in a small bowl or cup first.

Pour your whisked eggs into the heated egg pan and cook low and slow while stirring them continuously until they are just scrambled. Take off heat.

Once your cast iron is heated, sear your steak to desired doneness. I prefer 1-2 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.

Once your steak is seared season with salt liberally. You can top with more butter, if you’d like, too.

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Egg in a Burger Basket

1 pound ground beef, or any ground meat you like

2 eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

Take ½ pound ground meat and shape it into a large thin donut with a hole bigger than you would like. Shape the burger thinner than you would like because the meat will shrink and cook into a thick burger. Repeat with remaining burger meat.

Season your burgers and cook in a cast iron pan.

Once you flip your burger, let it cook one minute and carefully crack your egg in the middle.

Season your egg, if you’d like.

Cover with a lid and cook until desired egg doneness. Or you can cook low and slow if you don’t have a lid.

This goes really well with homemade hollandaise sauce.