KETO LOW-CARB PROSCIUTTO CUPS WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH CREAM CHEESE

KETO LOW-CARB PROSCIUTTO CUPS WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH CREAM CHEESE

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On this Keto Low-Carb journey, I’m always hunting for ways to prepare eggs.  Shawn and I eat a lot of eggs.  They are super nutritious and inexpensive.  Eggs are an integral part of many international cuisines. So, there is no reason to ever get tired of consuming them. 

DOES THE COLOUR OF THE YOLK TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT THE NUTRITION OF THE EGG YOLK?

The answer to this question is ‘no.’  Chickens are given synthetic colouring to determine the colour of the yolk.  There are 15 different synthetic shades from yellow to orange for the farmer to choose. 

You cannot tell the nutrition of the egg by the colour of its shell either.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TERMS USED TO DESCRIBE EGGS?

Free-Range: This means the chickens are cage-free.  But this doesn’t mean they go outside.  It means that have access to going outside.  The access point may be very small.  The verification process on ‘free range’ is not followed up by an on-sight inspection.

Cage-Free: This means the chickens are outside the cage.

Grade A: This means the shape of the shell is nice with no cracks.

Pasteurized Eggs: This means the eggs are heated to preserve them. 

Vegetarian Fed: This means the chickens are fed GMO grains like soy and corn.

Look for organic pasture-raised eggs.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF EGGS IN THE PROSCIUTTO CUPS WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH CREAM CHEESE?

There are so many benefits to eating eggs every day.  According to Dr Berg, eggs are a superior source of protein.  Eating eggs on a regular basis offers the best anabolic effect, that is egg protein turning to body protein (muscle and joints).  This conversion is at 48%.  Meat and fish only offer 32%.  Soy offers 17%.  Eggs also offer a plethora of vitamins and minerals, except for vitamin C.  Here are a few:

  • Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA
  • Folate: 5% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA
  • Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA
  • Selenium: 22% of the RDA
  • Eggs also contain decent amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium and zinc

WHAT IS THE FLAVOUR PROFILE OF PROSCIUTTO CUPS WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH CREAM CHEESE?

This recipe offers many complimentary but contrasting flavours and textures.  The crunchy texture of the crispy prosciutto nicely offsets the right and cream interior egg mixture.  The saltiness of prosciutto nicely offsets the natural sweetness of the cream cheese. 

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH PROSCIUTTO CUPS WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH CREAM CHEESE?

The predominant taste sensation of this recipe is saltiness from the prosciutto.  This sensation has got to be considered first.  Choose a crisp dry white wine or brut sparkling wine as a partner.  The wine’s crisp acidity will nicely offset the saltiness in the dish, much like salt and vinegar chips!

CAN I USE ANYTHING BESIDES PROSCIUTTO IN THIS RECIPE?

In this recipe, you can use any sliced cured meat, such as bacon, ham, pastrami, salami, pepperoni, and more.  Just make sure that your meat is not loaded in sugar.  Most Italian cured meats have zero net carbs.

CAN I ADD OTHER INGREDIENTS TO MY SCRAMBLED EGGS?

The answer is yes!  Play with flavour combinations, such as adding bacon, onions, and green peppers.  The list is endless.

CAN I ADD ANOTHER CHEESE BESIDES CREAM CHEESE?

Absolutely!  Substitute the cream cheese in this recipe with chevre, Boursin, labneh (yoghurt cheese), feta, etc.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN PROSCIUTTO CUPS WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH CREAM CHEESE?

Keeping in mind that you can use whatever ingredients you like, this particular recipe uses the following ingredients:

  • Prosciutto
  • Eggs
  • Cream cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • Fresh chives

HOW DO YOU PREPARE PROSCIUTTO CUPS WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH CREAM CHEESE?

Arrange 2 slices in a cup of muffin tun pressing the sides and bottom to make a cavity.  Repeat for all 6 cups.  Bake at 350F for 5 minutes until crisp.  Let cool.  Set aside.

In a bowl add 6 eggs.  Beat until well mixed.  Season with black pepper.  (You don’t need salt as prosciutto is salty).

Add butter to the pan.  Scramble eggs until almost cooked.  Add cream cheese cubes.  Turn off the heat.  Fold eggs together.  Do not overmix.  

Fill each prosciutto cup with a heaping dollop of the egg mixture.  Drizzle with hot sauce and sprinkle with fresh chives.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

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KETO LOW-CARB PROSCIUTTO CUPS WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH CREAM CHEESE

These Keto Low-Carb Prosciutto Cups with Scrambled Eggs are the bomb!  If while following a Keto Low-Carb lifestyle, you will love these little gems.  So delicious.   They can be served for breakfast, lunch, or brunch.  Even dinner with a salad!  The recipe uses eggs, butter, cream cheese, prosciutto, fresh chives and hot sauce if desired. Check out this recipe!

 

  • Author: KETO LOW-CARB SHARI MAC
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: BREAKFAST
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Scale

12 slices prosciutto 

6 eggs

Freshly ground black pepper to taste.

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

6 tablespoons (cubes) cream cheese

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives

Hot sauce (if desired)

Instructions

Arrange 2 slices in a cup of muffin tun pressing the sides and bottom to make a cavity.  Repeat for all 6 cups.  Bake at 350F for 5 minutes until crisp.  Let cool.  Set aside.

 

In a bowl add 6 eggs.  Beat until well mixed.  Season with black pepper.  (You don’t need salt as prosciutto is salty).

 

Add butter to the pan.  Scramble eggs until almost cooked.  Add cream cheese cubes.  Turn off the heat.  Fold eggs together.  Do not overmix.  

 

Fill each prosciutto cup with a heaping dollop of the egg mixture.  Drizzle with hot sauce and sprinkle with fresh chives.  Serve warm or at room temperature. 

 

Notes

The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 2 grams of net carbs. 

 

(Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.) 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 272
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 1155
  • Fat: 18.1
  • Saturated Fat: 86
  • Carbohydrates: 2
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 25.4
  • Cholesterol: 235

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