Carnivore Moussaka anyone? How about this crazy but delicious idea! I was just talking to my butcher about slicing the veal very thin for Viener schnitzel when the idea came to me. Instead of layers of zucchini, eggplant and tomato, why don’t I try to make a Carnivore Moussaka? I asked my friendly butcher to mince some lamb and mix it with veal and the rest is really just playing around.
Ever since we published our first Carnivore recipe (Greek Stifado) the ideas for preparing carnivore dishes are being born. There are many Ketonians who occasionally try this way of eating or switch to it for various reasons. To learn how to perform this zero carb diet, you can simply read Apollona’s article where he categorised Carnivore into three groups:
- Carnivores that eat just meat and sometimes fish
- Carnivores that eat meat, some dairy, eggs and seafood
- Carnivores that are not afraid to use herbs and spices plus enjoy coffee (that’s Apollonas)
How to assemble a carnivore Moussaka
Well, since we already ketonised Greek Moussaka we don’t have to worry about starch and flour. Especially if you are doing Carnivore but don’t mind including some dairy. Naturally, for a Carnivore Moussaka, you will need your veal cutlet to be cut really thin. The best way to make your veal slices almost as thin as the paper is to roll them the way we did in this video:
Making the perfect creamy topping
In our Keto moussaka recipe, we used a mixture of sour cream and eggs for topping. This is an ideal combination, but it can be tweaked. if you are lucky enough to have Greek sheep yoghurt available, it would be a perfect ingredient. If not, then good old mascarpone will work with some addition of any Greek yoghurt for the sourness.
Ideally, you will use this cheese for a perfect Greek flavour and you can get it in our webshop!
Let’s just get to work, Carnivore Moussaka mode on!
This is a high-caloric dish due to butter, high-fat sheep yoghurt and aged cheese. You can always reduce the portion size and that way adjust the intake of protein/fat/carbs and calories. Furthermore, have in mind that sheep yoghurt is the only thing that is adding carbs to this dish. However, it’s still under all Keto and Carni allowed levels! IWhen it comes to the flavour… just make it and thank me later! 😉