Zero-Carb Carnivore Stracciatella is a super nutritious dish that you create in minutes, with incredible simplicity.
I’m not referring to Stracciatella Ice-Cream or Cheese here, ladies and gentlemen. This is an ancient egg-based Italian dish that’s comforting, satisfying, and full of nutrients.
With the skies getting darker, the days getting shorter, and the weather getting colder, there’s nothing that screams “Winter Is Coming” better than a steaming bowl of Stracciatella. Although it’s wonderful any day of the year.
This is the first of a series of Zero-Carb Recipes for my new Carnivore lifestyle. You can find the reason WHY, WHAT I’m doing, and monthly PROGRESS updates in Carnivore Chronicles. I have not jumped ship. My intention is to return to keto at some point in the future. Until then, I will continue to publish keto recipes between Zero-Carb Carnivore ones.
How to Make Zero-Carb Carnivore Stracciatella
This dish consist of two main ingredients: broth (stock) and eggs.
Broth or stock is extremely easy to make and I cannot recommend it enough. Whether you opt for beef or chicken broth, it doesn’t really matter. You could use beef bones together with a couple of chicken feet, for maximum nutrition. Do whatever suits your budget and palate. Check out my Italian Classic Broth recipe and tweak it as you prefer.
You can, of course, buy ready-made broth, but it will never be as nutritious as a home-made version, especially if you choose grass-fed and finished animal bones. Plus packaged broth will contain preservatives and maybe starches to thicken it. Make sure to check ingredients before buying.
Traditionally, Italian Stracciatella involves Parmigiano cheese combined with eggs. Although, technically, cheese is an animal product, most carnivores exclude it from their diet regime because it can be highly inflammatory. If you’re trying to address an immune system condition, as I’m doing, I would suggest omitting dairy completely until you see definite improvements. You can always bring it back in your diet to see how your body reacts – That’s my plan.
Once you’ve heated the broth, tip in the eggs, and simmer for a minute or so until shreds form. Add the collagen (you can omit it if you wish) and serve it immediately, whilst piping hot.
That’s all folks. Enjoy!
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Zero-Carb Carnivore Stracciatella
- bring bone broth to a simmer in a small pot.200 ml QK bone broth
- using a small manual whisk, lightly beat eggs, nutmeg and salt and pour in one go into the simmering broth.2 eggs, ⅛ tsp grated nutmeg, ¼ tsp fine himalayan pink salt
- stir with the whisk and raise the heat to bring the mixture to temperature again.
- keep swirling and scraping the bottom to prevent the eggs from sticking.
- initially, the broth will look cloudy and ruined, then it will resemble porridge, but within 1-2 minutes the egg shreds will start to appear; keep stirring to stop the shreds from clumping together; the stracciatella is ready when the broth liquid separates from the egg shreds and becomes clear again.
- stir in collagen and serve immediately whilst piping hot.1 TBSP collagen peptides powder
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