Easy Low-Carb Snuggled Eggs

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Eggslut is a Grand Central Market institution in Los Angeles. Its menu revolves around a  love for everything egg and its signature dish, known fondly as The Slut or Slut’s Eggs consists of a jar with a base of mashed potatoes, topped with a soft cooked egg.

I re-named this recipe, discarding “Socially-Aware-Woman-Who-Knows-Her-Own-Worth Eggs” for the much easier to say “Snuggled Eggs”. My mash is a combination of parsley root and cauliflower. The parsley root gives it a delicious fresh note, but you could use any low carb mash that you prefer. Broccoli would work well for a Halloween party recipe!

Make sure you don't confuse parsley roots with parsnips. They may look similar but the carb count is significantly higher for parsnips (13.1 g net carbs per 100 g) as opposed to parsley roots (1.7 g net carbs per 100 g).

At Eggslut, this dish is served with toast dippers. You can make a quick batch of our 90-Second Keto Bread if you like, but I really enjoy just eating this low-carb dish with a spoon for breakfast or as a light lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs2.9 grams
Protein9 grams
Fat15 grams
Calories176 kcal

Calories from carbs 6%, protein 20%, fat 74%

Total carbs4.5 gramsFiber1.6 gramsSugars1.7 gramsSaturated fat7.9 gramsSodium423 mg(18% RDA)Magnesium28 mg(7% RDA)Potassium265 mg(13% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets (215 g/ 7.6 oz)
  • 2 small parsley roots or more cauliflower (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 4 tbsp full-fat cream cheese (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel the parsley root and cut into thin slices.
    Easy Low-Carb Snuggled Eggs
  2. Heat a pot of water until it boils and place cauliflower and parsley root in to simmer until tender, approx. 15 minutes.
    Easy Low-Carb Snuggled Eggs
  3. Drain well and then place in a food processor bowl, along with the cream cheese, butter, salt and pepper.
  4. Blitz very well until a smooth puree is formed. Stop and scrape down the sides a couple of times, tasting to check for seasoning as well as texture.
    Easy Low-Carb Snuggled Eggs
  5. When done, spoon it into your jars, (I used 120 ml/ 4 fl oz ball mason jars) until they are about 1/3 full. You will have some mash leftover, save it for the next day or eat it with a spoon while you work. Smooth the top of the mash.
  6. Put a large pot, fitted with a steamer basket on to boil and once it reaches boiling point, reduce to a high simmer. Crack and egg on top of each bed of mash.
    Easy Low-Carb Snuggled Eggs
  7. Gently place the jars in the steamer. Cover and steam for 10-15 minutes until the egg is just set.
    Easy Low-Carb Snuggled Eggs
  8. Serve with cracked pepper and chives on top.
    Easy Low-Carb Snuggled Eggs
    How long will these last? Unless you want your egg to be overcooked and hard, these aren’t really suitable for storing and re-heating. Gentle reheating in a water bath may be your best option if you need to store them.
    Easy Low-Carb Snuggled Eggs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cauliflower, fresh
1.6 g1 g0.1 g13 kcal
Parsley roots, fresh
0.4 g0.6 g0.1 g3 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.5 g1.1 g4.2 g37 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g5.8 g51 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Chives, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
2.9 g9 g15 g176 kcal
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Hi Naomi, this looks delicious!! Just a question about the parsley root, I live in Australia and I’m not sure where I can buy this 😬 What would be the best substitution? Thanks 😊

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Hi Emily, apologies for the delayed response, I've been working on a new book. You could use more cauliflower or for a flavour twist you could use celeriac (celery root). Also turnip, rutabaga or even broccoli would be great here.

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