Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oh for two slices of ... something

One of the perennial risks with Atkins-style diets is that there comes a point where you really, really want two slices of something to hold your bacon and cheese together in an ergonomic and non-messy way. The urge to grab that wonderful but seditious invention - bread - is very strong. Lettuce works but just doesn't feel right. Especially if you just lurve the smell of toast:-/

I am reminded of Woody Allen's hilarious short story about the Earl of Sandwich...

All joking aside, s/he who invents something that is very low carb (that rules out most of the so-called low-carb breads on the market), and can function like bread in a sandwich, has a bright financial future.

Suggestions?

8 comments:

Anthony B. Coates said...

What we do in my family is roll the filling up in a slice of ham.
Cheers, Tony.

Dan Sickles said...

No suggestion but a big Portobello mushroom isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Never read Woody Allen's Sandwich story, but have read his Kafka satire, The Diet. Worth a chuckle if you're familiar with Kafka and are trying to drop a few pounds.

iny said...

Bread is good, just make sure it isn't white.

Ken Whitesell said...

Having been on Atkins for 5+ years now, I have mostly forgotten most of the tricks used during the induction period to absolutely minimize carbs.

I do remember eating a fair number of open-faced sandwiches (1 slice of bread) using knife and fork. You should probably be able to find a good low-carb bread that has around 6-7 carbs / slice.

I don't know how long you've been on the program, but I'd be surprised if your carb counts are so tight that you can't afford to include two slices of a low-carb bread (or wrap it in a low-carb wrap)

Anonymous said...

My son is on the ketogenic diet (extreme Atkins) and we've made a number of breads, cookies and muffins with nut flours.

Granted, you have to be craving enough to think a bran muffin looks like a jelly roll, but had to throw that out there.

superboreen said...

Seaweed, sushi-style?

Dirtyrottenvarmint said...

There are myriad tantalizing ways to prepare bacon and cheese that do not require bread or any other starch base. Throw off the slave chains of pop-culture cookery and use your imagination.

As an example: try a frittata. Whisk the eggs to provide structure and cook it in a non-stick pan to minimize the need for added fat; if you don't use too much melted cheese you should be able to pick it up and eat the result by hand. (You could always add extra cheese on top...)