Savory Onion “Pancake”

Savory Onion Pancake

Savory Onion Pancake

Allium Cepa, better known as the mighty onion, in the food world is something I would not want to live without.  I truly believe if I had yo stop cooking with onion and garlic, I wouldn’t want to cook anymore.  Not a day goes by I don’t reach for yellow onions, green onions, purple onions, shallots or chives, garlic.  So many foods would be so incredibly boring in flavor without the spunky taste of some onion in it. Can you even imagine spaghetti sauce without it?  or the stuffing for your holiday turkey? or virtually any one of you favorite casseroles?  I just cannot.

Today’s lunch pays tribute to the mighty onion.  This was the creamiest, most delicious thing I’ve made with eggs in a very long time.  Funny thing is, I think it was the cream cheese with chive and onion that was the pièce de resistance in this “pancake”.  I LOVE that stuff and keep it around all the time for dipping pork rinds into for a quick snack, or spreading on one of my low-carb crackers. :)  But I digress.

This quick meal I will definitely be cooking again!  This tasty dish is suitable for all phases of Atkins, Keto diets and Primal (if yo do a little dairy).  It is not suitable for Paleo followers.

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4 large eggs, beaten

2 T. cream

3 tsp. bacon grease

1½ oz. onion, chopped (I used purple onion)

1 large green onion, chopped

1 lg. shallot minced fine (about 1½ T.)

2 T. chive and onion cream cheese spread

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350º.  In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the cream and set aside.  Heat the bacon grease over high heat in a skillet (mine was non-stick).  Add the onion, green onion and shallot and saute until tender.  Lower heat.  Add the cream cheese and allow to melt.  Stir and spread the onion mixture out evenly in the pan.  Gentle pour the eggs evenly over the onion mixture.   Your “pancake” will only be about 1/4″ thick, but it will puff a little thicker as it cooks.  Pop into hot oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until center is set.  I flipped mine upside down to serve, but you certainly don’t have to do that.  :)  Serve at once.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:   Makes 2 large adult servings if eaten as a meal  It would serve 4 people if used as a side dish. :)  Half the batch contains contains:

313 calories

26 g  fat

5.95 g  carbs, .5 g  fiber, 5.45 g  NET CARBS

14 g  protein

215 mg sodium




6 comments on “Savory Onion “Pancake”

  1. I plan on making this for some friends who can have yogurt but not other dairy products. So I will sub in yogurt for the cream, but what can I use instead of the cream cheese, any suggestions? More yogurt? Mashed pumpkin?


    • There really isn’t a sub for cream cheese. Avocado comes close in texture and richness. But I’ve never cooked avocado (though some do, as “fries”). Otherwise, just leave it out. The resulting pancake just won’t be very creamy or rich though. It’s just be an ordinary onion omelet, as it’s all the cream cheese and dairy that makes this so special.


  2. Would you be able to include the weight of each serving size in your nutritional information? I go by grams per serving to help me decide if I would be able to eat your recipes…. Thanks!!! It is volumetric …..


    • I’m sorry, Nancy, but I’m not willing to provide additional nutritional info over and above what I already provide. Many recipe sites do not even provide that much. Creating, testing, calculating Nutri Info, typing and posting free recipes to the world is already a full-time job. I would therefore recommend investing in a $15-$20 scale at Walmart (I was just looking at how cheap they are yesterday) and weigh a designated serving at your end. I have never come across a single website (low-carb or not) on the web that provides what you are asking. Your own kitchen scale will not only let you weigh a serving, but it will help you when making recipes that often give the ingredients by weight. I’d be truly lost without mine.


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