Creole Eggs Recipe

I talked to Fair Winds Press, my publisher, and asked about reprinting recipes here. They gave the okay for a couple of recipes per week. So here's the Creole Eggs Recipe from The Every Calorie Counts Cookbook. I made it with just three eggs, and ate 'em all myself. This sauce is also great for poaching shrimp.

Creole Eggs

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (Tony Cachere's is good)
hot sauce to taste (Louisiana-style hot sauce -- like Tabasco -- is best)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 eggs

Give a medium-sized, heavy skillet a squirt of non-stick cooking spray, and put it over medium-low heat. Add the oil and the garlic, and saute the garlic, not letting it brown, for just a couple of minutes. Add the basil, then the tomato sauce, creole seasoning, pepper, and hot sauce to taste. Stir it all up, and let it come to a simmer. Let it cook for a couple of minutes to blend flavors.

Now break your eggs into the sauce, cover the skillet, and let your eggs poach in the Creole sauce until done to your liking -- 4 1/2 to 5 minutes is about right for my tastes -- whites cooked through, but yolks still runny. Lift eggs out carefully with a big spoon, top with the remaining sauce, and serve.

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2 servings, each with: 214 Calories; 14g Fat ; 13g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber

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Creole Eggs/new to blog

Just discovered your blog and really enjoy it. I tried the Creole eggs yesterday and really liked it, so I had it again this morning. Didn't have the Creole seasoning, so I found a recipe on another site and made it at home. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes and your daily menu. Your menus help prevent getting into a rut.

I started my LC lifestyle doing Protein Power, and pretty much adhere to that. After awhile, I wanted to learn more about LCing, and that's when I found your book HOW I GAVE UP MY LOW-FAT DIET AND LOST 40 POUNDS. It is a great book. I have quoted it many times. It was interesting to see the nuances from one plan to the next. Like the thing about yogurt.

Another recipe I like is from 500 LOW-CARB RECIPES, Almond Waffle Mix. The waffles are delicious. Which reminds me, I also tried the Cornbread from the same book which I really liked too, but the Nutritional Info was missing on this recipe. Could you provide that? Thanks.

Looking forward to trying your new cookbook along with some of the others I don't have yet.

Accessing Web Page Items

I am unable to get to the following categories: archives, recipes and library. Please help.


Hard to find items

Perhaps you could update all of us on where you get some of the more hard to find items. Some of the sources listed in the cookbooks are no longer available. A listing of substitutions for some of the older recipies would also be nice. Example, in place of soy milk powder use X and the equivalent (1C to 1/2C, equal measures, etc). If you let us we will think of all kinds of things to keep you busy here!!

It's great that you are back and I'm so very sorry for your losses. Hopefully 2008 will be a better year.

One last thing...if we have recipies we would like to share with you how do we go about doing so? I have one for low carb pizza that you might like.

Lowcarb Ingredient Sources

This is a little old, and I think some of the sources are maybe no longer available, but we do have this page under the Tools & Tips section.

Soy milk powder

We have been trying to find the "soy milk powder" everywhere. I finally found a drink mix called Instant Soy Milk Powder which you add water to to make soy milk. The ingredient is only listed as "dry soy milk powder".
Is this the correct product???

Please help...Thanks!

Should be fine. In the

Should be fine.

In the meanwhile, I've stopped writing recipes using the stuff!

I'm so happy to be here!

I've missed the Lowcarbezine newsletter ~ thank you for coming back!