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'Pork Bread' Paleo, but not in spirit?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 17, 2012 at 3:39 PM

So I'm about 3 weeks into a 1-month paleo-challenge and I'm really loving things. I feel great and I've lost several pounds (which was unintended, but I guess it's fine). One thing I do miss, however, is bread. In all forms--sandwiches, tortillas, pitas, pizzas... the list goes on. The other night I was experimenting with different breading options for fried okra and zucchini (from my garden) and stumbled upon crushed pork rinds. They worked fabulously and got me wondering about what else I could do with 'pork flour'. Last night I figured it out:

2 eggs 1 1/3-1/2 cups of pork flour (roughly half a 3oz bag, finely crushed) 1/4 cup almond/coconut milk 1/4 tsp baking powder

Whisk the eggs with the milk and baking powder, then add the flour. let stand for ~2-5 mins, until it thickens. Scoop half of the mixture into a greased (I used olive oil) skillet, over medium heat. You'll have to spread it out with a fork/spoon to get the shape you want. Cook like a pancake, and flip once the bottom is browned and/or bubbles persist in the uncooked side.

The result has a texture similar to an English muffin, is flexible, seems to hold up well in a refrigerator/reheat well, and has a mild pork flavor to it. IMO very (flat) bread like. If I'm calculating it correctly, 1 carb, 42g protein, 25g fat.

I'm interested to see what everyone here thinks of this. Any faults that I'm over-looking?

193f00d53ebcb13940c7a55afc78ad17

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on May 17, 2012
at 04:00 PM

And pork rinds are super easy to make at home, from grass-fed paleo pigs. Most butchers will damn-near give you skin.

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3351f6c8ec1ea64435e419f380ca6468

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on May 17, 2012
at 03:57 PM

I suppose one could cavil at the likelihood that your rinds were from factory-raised pork, but you're not adding weird not-really-food ingredients like guar gum or carageenan to improve texture, so it doesn't seem too faulty to me.

193f00d53ebcb13940c7a55afc78ad17

(1260)

on May 17, 2012
at 04:00 PM

And pork rinds are super easy to make at home, from grass-fed paleo pigs. Most butchers will damn-near give you skin.

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7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on May 17, 2012
at 05:50 PM

What works for me is Nori Seaweed for wraps and Rice Cakes for sandwiches. Nori is paleo and rice products are PHD. The rice cakes are made from brown rice but you are getting a very small amount per cake (14g carbs) due to the rice expanding around 9 times their size when they are made.

Also, if you don't mind baking, Chebe bread is fairly good.

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on May 17, 2012
at 04:14 PM

If you really want something bread-like, you can also make jibarito. More carbs, but a less processed option. http://latinfood.about.com/od/maindishes/r/jibarito.htm

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