I got the original recipe from my mom, and I adjusted it into my egg & cheese roll. The original is slightly different – it can be filled with some deli meat, pickles, jalapenos, red pepper pate – a plethora of variations.
Ketogenic and low-carb diets can be exhausting at times. Many of us are not strong enough to persevere and avoid carbs at certain (special) occasions (e.g., holidays, weddings, birthdays…). Even though I strongly recommend staying keto (or low-carb) all the time, I myself fell out of ketosis and gained some weight back more than once. Was it worth it? Probably not, but I regret nothing!
For such situations, I wrote about some tips and trick to help you get back on track quickly. One of them is famous egg fast. More about it you can read here.
This is not the quickest way to prepare eggs while on the egg fast, but it is the most delicious. I dare say this is an appetizer you can serve to your guests – plain and simple, or you can adjust it to your taste by adding different ingredients.
The batter for the “crust” is simply one big rectangle-shape oopsie roll. Cheeses that I usually use for shredding are hard and semi-hard ones like cheddar, mozzarella, edam, gouda, emmental. I usually have different cheeses in my fridge so I never stick to just one.
If you decide to add some ingredients to this roll keep in mind a few things. Don’t exaggerate. It is a thin crust and it can break easily. All the ingredients you are adding have to be diced, shredded or grated so that you can roll it easily.
When you are not egg fasting you can play with the fillings. I have made this roll oh so many times now, and here are some of the ingredients I added to the filling:
“Italian” variation: sundried tomato (finely diced or shredded in a blender) mixed with cream cheese, some fresh herbs (like parsley or basil) and some prosciutto + the mix of shredded cheeses
“Greek” variation: feta cheese mixed with some cream cheese, Kalamata olives (diced), oregano, thyme + the mix of shredded cheeses
“Green” variation: spring onion (diced), pickles (diced), fresh green pepper (diced), fresh dill, cream cheese + the mix of shredded cheeses
If you have some of your own variations, please do share, I would love to try them out!