Recipe: Grain-Free Party Franks

December 11, 2011 · 24 comments

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grain-free pigs in blanket, grain-free hot dogs

What’s a party without little pigs in the blanket? If you are grain-free or gluten-free that can be a problem as all the mixes and frozen selections have conventional wheat buns. Not to mention the nitrates, food colorings and other additives in the store bought piggies. Here is an easy fix. Use your best franks that are from pastured beef or pork (without any nitrates or additives) and make your own grain-free buns! I’ll tell you how.

Grain-Free Party Franks

Ingredients

One package ( 6 or 7) pastured franks

4 eggs separated (preferably pastured)

1/4 cup ghee (or butter) (how to make ghee)

1 tablespoon applesauce (homemade)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt (where to buy salt)

1/2 cup coconut flour (where to buy coconut flour)

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • Cook the franks in a pot of simmering water for 8 minutes or until just splitting and put aside to cool
  • Separate the eggs and put the yolks in the food processor
  • Beat the whites and put them aside
  • Add the ghee and applesauce to the yolks and process
  • Add the coconut flour, salt and baking soda and process
  • The batter should be somewhat stiff as the whites will fluff it up
  • Remove to a mixing bowl and fold in the whites
  • Cut the cooked franks into bite size pieces along the vertical
  • On a cookie sheet line up the franks
  • Drop about a teaspoon of batter onto the frank and try to leave the ends sticking out
  • Continue with this until all the batter is gone
  • Try to bring the batter up around the sides
  • It will be sticky and difficult to do and will not be smooth like the store bought ones, but hey these are homemade!
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes or until the buns are browned
  • Remove and cool
  • Plate and serve with toothpicks and mustard on the side
  • These went very quickly even with the grain eating crowd!

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