Eating low carb means a change in the way you think about the structure of your meals. But sometimes you need a bun or a bread so you can enjoy thinhs like burgers. Dianne made a batch of Oopsies as a holder for some delish pulled pork and it worked really well.
This recipe is part of a collection of LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) recipes that I have been experimenting with. These are not neccessarily original although may have been adapted and blended from recipes readily available online. This collection is some that I have tried and enjoyed, collated here for my convenience and yours. Where the recipe is a LCHF adaptation of another recipe that I have already shared, I shall link them…because I can.
I am not a Doctor, nor am I a nutritionist. Fat:Carb:Protein content will depend on what variations you use. Read more about LCHF eating here and always seek professional advice that is specific to your circumstances.
- 3 eggs
- 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of cream cheese
- a pinch of salt
- ½ tablespoon almond meal or psyllium seed husks or coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Separate the eggs, with the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another.
- Whip egg whites together with salt until very stiff.
- You should be able to turn the bowl over without the egg whites moving.
- Mix the egg yolks and the cream cheese well.
- Add the psyllium seed husk, coconut flour or almond meal and baking powder (this makes the Oopsie more bread-like).
- Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites.
- Put 6 large or 8 smaller oopsies on a baking tray.
- Bake in the middle of the oven at 150° C (300° F) for about 25 minutes – until they turn golden.
- Cook in well greased egg rings or ramekins for shape
- Cook in a greased pan or on BBQ over a low heat
- Have an Oopsie as a sandwich or use it as a bun for a hotdog or hamburger.
- Put different kinds of seeds on them before baking them, for instance poppy, sesame or sunflower seeds.
- Can be used for sweet or savoury toppings