Pork is relatively high in fat so it's perfect for a keto diet. When cooking with pork, I'm very selective and only go for outdoor-reared pork. I've listed all the reasons for my choices in this post.
Outdoor-reared pork will cost you more but it's totally worth it. How about beef, poultry, eggs or vegetables? Contrary to what you may have heard, not everything we eat has to be organic, pastured, etc. To find out more, have a look at this post: Keto Diet on a Budget & Meal Preparation Tips.
Nutritional values (per serving):
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Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4.8%), protein (30.2%), fat (65%).
Ingredients (makes 6 servings):
When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).
- Pat dry the pork chops using a paper towel. Rub with one tablespoon of ghee from both sides and season with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large pan greased with the remaining ghee. Once the pan is hot, add the pork chops and cook over a medium-high heat. Cook until the sides begin to brown, for about 2 minutes. Then, turn on the other side and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Lower the heat and cook for another 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the meat. If you're using an instant read thermometer, it should read 140-145 F / 60-63 C. When done, transfer on a plate, cover with a foil and let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving. You can use splatter shield like this one - it's great for catching spat oil. Serve with Ultimate Keto Gravy and try with Creamy Keto Mash!