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Keto Tailgate Recipes: Queso Fundido

Keto Tailgate Recipes: Queso Fundido

Keto Tailgate Recipes: Queso Fundido So with the launch of football season, I’m going to start a weekly Keto Tailgate Recipe edition. These recipes are going to be featured appetizers and meals that go great for game day.  I’m going to try to make everything […]

Chimichurri: A Keto-Friendly Brazilian Steak Sauce

Chimichurri: A Keto-Friendly Brazilian Steak Sauce

Chimichurri: A Keto-Friendly Brazilian Steak Sauce Chimichurri is a zesty blend of parsley, cilantro and jalapenos that is traditionally used as a steak sauce in Brazil.  I first discovered this sauce when I went to a Brazilian steak house, and it’s so tasty!  By the […]

Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin)

Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin)

Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin)

Keto Recipes Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin) | Fat to Fit Chick

If you didn’t know, I just had a recently revalation that Brussels Sprouts can actually be incredibly tasty with this awesome Sweet and Sour Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe.  Today, I bring this incredibly gooey “Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin)”.  I added a fair amount of cheese to this recipe, but let’s be honest, the more the better.  Hope you enjoy.

PS-  I’m going to come out with a guide on how to cool the perfect steaks soon!  It will include sous-vide, cast iron searing, BBQ, and more.

 

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Ingredients

  • 10 oz Brussels sprouts, cut into bit size pieces
  • 2 Strips of bacon, finely diced
  • 1/2C Heavy cream
  • 2 oz Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 oz Aged white cheddar
  • 1 oz Pecorino Romano
  • 2 Garlic cloves finely minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350F

Keto Recipes Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake Fit Chick Nutritional Info

In boiling, salted water, Blanch Brussels Sprouts for 1-2 mins, drain.

Add bacon to a large skillet and fry over medium heat, until fat is rendered, and bacon bits are crispy.

 

Remove bacon and keep fat in the pan.

Add Brussels to the bacon fat and saute until the edges start to get brown and crispy.

Add garlic and saute for another minute, careful not to burn the garlic

Lower heat, add the cream and mozzarella, and stir until cheese is melted and

has combined with cream to make a smooth, creamy, sauce.

Add bacon back into the pan, and stir to evenly combine, then transfer the mixture to a baking dish.

Grate cheddar cheese and Pecorino over the top, and bake until the cheese is browned.

 

 

Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin) | Fat to Fit Chick
Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin) | Fat to Fit Chick
Creamy Cashew Hummus (Keto & Paleo Friendly)

Creamy Cashew Hummus (Keto & Paleo Friendly)

Creamy Cashew Hummus (Keto & Paleo Friendly) I think the hardest part about being on a keto diet is not missing out on breads or sweets or even fruit because there are substitutes for those, or you can just have them in small quantities. But […]

Homemade Paleo Spicy Mango Chutney

Homemade Paleo Spicy Mango Chutney

Homemade Paleo Spicy Mango Chutney Well, I am pretty sure chutney is already paleo-approved, but if not, here is a recipe for some!  Cody and I have a debate, he says it’s spicy, I say it’s not.  Technically it’s his recipe, so since he says […]

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps

I’ve heard about how amazing those little broccoli crisps at Trader Joe’s, but I refuse to buy something I can easily make…so voila.  Here’s a quick and easy recipe for some Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps.  This recipe is actually super simple.  and can be done in a normal oven, but will take much longer.  Take a look at my Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips Recipe for some tips on how to dehydrate veggies in the oven.

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps | Fat to Fit Chick

But Why Use an Air Fryer?

Air fryers are awesome. they are not fryers however.  First of all, if you are wondering, an airfryer is basically a mini convection oven:  A convection oven heats like a normal oven, but circulates air by way of a fan. this circulation of air keeps the humidity low, and in turn, will give you a crisper “fried” like exterior on certain items.  Plus, it cooks your meals quickly, which I’m all about on weeknights.

I know if you’re keto, you may prefer to deep fry thinks, which is fine, but frying is definitely more caloric and I am trying to keep my calories as low as possible.  Plus, if you’re also a Bariatric patient like me, you may be a little sensitive to fats.

The Air fryer, if used at a lower temp, can also replicate a dehydrator, and if used in between, give you a bit of the best of both worlds.  Okay, enough about Air Fryers, hope you enjoy the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Crowns of Broccoli
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil; enough to coat lightly
    • I honestly used closer to 1 tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp of Tajin
    • Tajin is a blend of Mexican chilies & lime

Not super keen on lime?  Try changing it up these seasonings.  I promise you, they will all be delicious.

As for the Steps…..

Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces.

Coat in oil and then spices.

Set air fryer to 200 degrees for 30-35 mins.

Let cool for 20-30 mins (or don’t), and enjoy!  Do you have any other seasoning

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps | Fat to Fit Chick

suggestions or requests? Let me know in the comments!

 

Just A Quick Note:

As with all dehydrated veggies, this isn’t going to yield a ton of crisps.  You may want to double or even triple this recipe if you’d like to have a decent amount saved!  Just a thought.