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Keto “Popcorn”

by July 11, 2017

Keto “Popcorn” #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet

Need a snack for your next Netflix binge? Look no further than this keto “popcorn”. It takes less than 15 minutes to create before you’re crunching down on a no-carb snack! MACROS: Fat 70%, Carbs 0%, Protein 30%.

Eating Style:

Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Keto, Nut-free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free

Prep Time:

Serves:

4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (105 g) coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 lbs (570 g) pork belly, cut into 1 by 1/2 inch (2.5 by 1.25 cm) pieces
  • 1 teaspoon grey sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon five spice
Sticky sauce, optional

Instructions

  1. Place coconut oil in a large pan set to medium-high.
  2. Toss the pork belly pieces in salt and five spice.
  3. Once the coconut oil melts completely, add the pork belly pieces.
  4. Cover with a splashguard and cook for 20 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  5. Once complete, strain and reserve the fat for another day.
  6. Meanwhile, combine all of the sticky sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Set on medium-low.
  7. Once boiling, keep going for 10 minutes. Whisking every 2 minutes.
  8. Transfer the sauce to a small serving bowl and serve alongside the keto popcorn.

Notes

When looking for pork belly, it’s best to choose a cut that doesn’t include the skin. You can ask your butcher for what’s what. If you end up getting a cut with the skin, you can cut it off like you would chicken skin. It’s a bit harder to separate but worth it. I don’t enjoy keto popcorn with the skin on, I feel like it downgrades the flavor and makes it challenging to eat.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories:

884

Total Fat:

64.6

Saturated Fat:

39.2 g

Cholesterol:

164 mg

Sodium:

2883 mg

Protein:

65.8 g

HI! I’M LEANNE

Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.

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