Prosciutto and Feta – Keto Mediterranean love story
If Prosciutto and Feta cheese dated, this would be the most excentric Mediterranean relationship. Each of them would scream, shout and fight for the domination. Something like in the old Greek movie Never on Sunday, where the main character, a Greek woman (played by legendary Melina Mercouri) is having an affair with an Italian man. Even though this is not the main story of the movie, the conversation between them is so intense, dynamic, loud, and full of disagreement. In the end, from all the men in the movie, she ends up going to the seashore with her Italian.
Prosciutto and Feta – who’s the dominant one?
Prosciutto and Feta are two different things with tones of history and heritage legends. However, they have one strong thing in common – excess salt. Well, since salt has been one of the oldest preservation food additives, these ancient foods are still abundant in salt. This might be the reason why it’s difficult to consume a lot of Prosciutto and Feta cheese at once.
Finding the right ratio
As in everything in life, if you find the right ratio of two intensive things, the result is always a work of art! With this in mind, I created this quick Mediterranean treat that will bring a dash of our unique area to any part of the world. With simple, yet delicious ingredients, this Keto muffins can easily inspire you to learn more about Keto Mediterranean way of living. This includes loving and cooking as well.
Using the best Mediterranean spices
I could write a whole article on Mediterranean spices, but I know you’re eager to read the recipe. This is why I’ll give you the link to mighty Wikipedia to read more about Rosemary. Maybe, you’ll be able to understand why I chose this specific herb for the recipe. If not, you will understand it the moment you start baking these alluring muffins.
Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.
It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name “rosemary” derives from the Latin for “dew” (ros) and “sea” (marinus), or “dew of the sea”. The plant is also sometimes called anthos, from the ancient Greek word ἄνθος, meaning “flower”. Rosemary has a fibrous root system.
Keto Prosciutto and Feta muffins with Rosemary scent
- 6 large eggs free-range
- 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil extra-virgin
- 30 g (1/4 cup) goat butter or any kind of grass-fed butter
- 6 thin slices Prosciutto
- 50 g (1/4 cup) Feta cheese crumbled
- 1 tbsp golden flaxseed meal
- 3 tbsp almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp rosemary leaves
- Cut the Prosciutto into stripes, and then into small squares. Crumble Feta cheese and combine it with prosciutto.
- Beat the eggs with an electric mixer. Add olive oil and butter. Keep mixing until the mixture gets fluffy. Add baking soda and lemon juice.
- Combine almond flour and golden flaxseed and add them to the egg mixture.
- Add prosciutto, Feta, and Rosemary. Stir with a spatula.
- Grease the 6-muffin baking sheet with some butter and pour in the mixture evenly. (Alternatively, you can place paper muffin cups in each muffin mould.)
- Bake the muffins in the oven for 20 minutes at 180ºC (356ºF)
- Serve warm but not hot.