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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Adriana's Basic Low Carb "Breading"

Since starting to eat low carb i've used several methods of "breading" food. Be it chicken or steak. I've tried crushed pork rinds and parmesan cheese and while i have to say they were both good, (especially the parmesan cheese!) They aren't always the right flavor/texture i'm looking for for an all purpose "breading." I've since come up with a way to combine both ingredients into the right proportions so that the taste is neither too cheesy, nor too porky.
This recipe can be doubled to make bigger batches of of food and can be seasoned in many different ways which makes it very versatile. A big favorite of mine is using Mrs. Dash garlic and herb. When you're seasoning this "breading" make sure you use a seasoner that has no salt, since the pork rinds and the cheese have plenty of salt already.


1 bag of pork rinds, crushed. It is best if you use a food processor (I use my Ninja) Crush them until they're almost powdered, very, very fine.  I use a  3  3/4 oz  bag (This is the standard bag size found in most grocery stores in the chips and snack aisle)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (the green can kind)

That's it! Well, that's the basic measurement. This mixture covers one pound of food. Like I mentioned you can season it any way you like, with garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning blends, any way you would season breadcrumbs for breading.

Just mix up a basic egg wash. 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of water and beat them until combined. Dip the meat/chicken into the egg wash then into the "breading." Fry or bake and there you go, delicious!

There's only trace carbs in this recipe not including the spices you use which sould be very minimal as well. Please check you spice blends to make sure they don't have any added sugars in them.

This recipe is induction friendly!


  1. oh dear god...pork rinds???!!!! Yikes!

    1. Believe it or not it's really good and I loathe pork rinds by themselves.

  2. I do not eat pork and can't think of much more disgusting on my food as ground up dried pork skin! Ug! Gotta find something better for a coating, like parmesan cheese.

  3. If it wasn't for eggs, pork rinds and ground pork, I would starve! I use ground pork for everything and love using pork rinds for breading. I even use the pork rinds in my ground pork meatloaf! Yummy!!!

  4. That is one of the things I love about eating low carb...pork rinds!!!

  5. Ya but I CAN NOT fund them here In Canada! Hmmm

    1. Not sure where in Canada you are but in Ontario, Metro & Shoppers Drugmart now carry them

  6. Pork Rinds are what saved my low carb diet.

  7. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with us! I never been a big fan of pork rinds, but now with you and others sharing great ideas, they are a stable in my kitchen now. Who would have ever thought pork rind PANCAKES would be soooo good!

  8. Hey Adriana, I was wondering if you would be interested in a low carb diet resource. There is an excellent article written on the benefits of a Low carb diet in cancer patients. The link can be found here- https://mesothelioma.net/keto-paleo-diets-mesothelioma-cancer-patients/

    Thanks for your time and have a great weekend!