1972 Recipes, Appetizers, Level 1, Lunch, Recipe, Snacks

Dr. Atkins' Cheese Crackers


These were easy to make (really easy) and tasted good! I wouldn’t cut them into 20 pieces, like the recipe says, unless you want crackers the size of Cheez-Its. The crispy edges had a great flavor, so I think if we partially cooked these (until they were set enough to cut), then spread them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet to finish cooking, they would be even better!

Cheese Crackers

4 Tablespoons Parmesan or Romano cheese, finely grated
2 eggs (or 2 large egg whites = 1/4 cup egg substitute)
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sesame seeds (crushed in a blender)
1 Tablespoon heavy cream (or half and half/whole milk)
Pinch of salt

Nutrition as written (20 crackers): Per Serving: 32 Cal (80% from Fat, 12% from Protein, 8% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 3 g Tot Fat; 1 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar

Nutrition, with egg whites and half and half (20 crackers): Per Serving: 28 Cal (77% from Fat, 14% from Protein, 9% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 1 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar

1972 Recipes, Dinner, Level 1, Lunch, Recipe, Sauces

Dr. Atkins' Steak and Barbecue Sauce (and copies of the Original book)

One quick note about getting copies of Dr. Atkins’ original book: I noticed, when updating my Amazon store (look over there) there are a lot more copies of the book available. I have listed the 1972, 1980, 1984, and 1990 publishing dates. I think up until the 1990 version, they are roughly the same.
Judith, this is the closest thing I could find to a barbecue sauce recipe from my books.

Steak Sauce
11 Tablespoons
1/2 cup Hunt’s Tomato Puree (sauce)
1/4 cup water
5 teaspoons distilled vinegar
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 small clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon grated onion
1/2 teaspoon Maggi Seasoning
20 drops of Tabasco sauce
Blend and refrigerate until serving time.

WAIT! I found it (I think). It was included in a Barbecued Spareribs recipe!

Dr. Atkins Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 Tablespoon bacon drippings
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup water
1/8 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1 Tablespoon Lee & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tablespoons brown Sugar Twin
1 cup Hunt’s tomato juice
3 Tablespoons of soy sauce (how funny, the note says this can be purchased in a health food store)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 Tablespoon Gold Seal cocktail sherry (optional)
Saute the onion in bacon drippings until brown, add garlic powder and cook 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 25 minutes.

1972 Recipes, Dinner, Level 1, Levels 2 And Above, Lunch, Recipe

Atkins "Noodles"

Atkins “Noodles”
2 eggs at room temperature, separated
1/4 teaspoon Krazy Salt (or seasoned salt)
3 Tablespoons butter
Melt butter in a cookie sheet that has sides.
Beat whites with salt until stiff.
Beat yolks with a fork and fold them into the whites.
Spread egg mixture on the cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until slightly browned. When cool, slice into strips and use in soups.
Total Grams: 1.2
Grams per serving: .6
From the Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution (1972)

1972 Recipes, Dinner, Journal, Level 1, Levels 2 And Above, Lunch, Recipe, Soups

Atkins Matzoh Ball Soup

Matzoh Ball Soup
Serves 8
1 egg, separated
1 1/2 Tablespoons chicken fat (or butter if you can’t find it)
1.4 cup hot water or soup
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup crushed Baken-ets (pork rinds)
2 quarts chicken soup
Beat yolk of egg with softened chicken fat (or butter) until thick and well blended.
Pour into hot water and beat well.
Fold in salt and Baken-ets.
Beat egg white until stiff but not dry, and fold into pork rind mixture.
Chill for about 1 hour.
Heat 2 quarts chicken soup to boiling.
Wet hands with cold water, and shape mixture into medium-sized balls, about the diameter of a quarter.
Reduce heat, cover, simmer gently for 20 to 25 minutes, and serve.
Total Grams: Trace
From the Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution (1972)

1972 Recipes, Appetizers, Breakfast, Dinner, Level 1, Levels 2 And Above, Lunch, Recipe

Diet Revolution Rolls


Diet Revolution Rolls (aka Oopsie rolls or Cloud Bread)
There are tons of variations of this recipe out there (and I have tried quite a few, including substituting avocado for the cottage cheese) but this one is the best! These are not excessively moist, do not collapse to nothing (they do collapse when they cool but not nearly as bad as other recipes), and they have a great texture.
Makes 6 Rolls (2 rolls per serving)

  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 Tablespoons cottage cheese (NOT low-fat)
  • 1 package Sugar Twin (or 1/4 teaspoon sweetener of choice)
  • Pam spray (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spray Pam on Teflon cookie sheet (or use ungreased parchment paper).
Separate eggs very carefully (make sure that none of the yolk gets into the whites). Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until whites are stiff but not dry.
Blend yolks, cottage cheese and Sugar Twin together until thoroughly incorporated. Fold yolk mixture into beaten egg whites (be extremely careful not to break down the egg whites). Mix for no more than a minute.
Place the mixture carefully on the teflon cookie sheet (parchment paper), gently putting one Tablespoon full on top of another until each “roll” is about 2 inches high (or use 1/3 cup ice cream scoop). Repeat this until you have 6 piles. Rolls should resemble delicatessen rolls.
Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for about 1 hour. Let them cool before removing from the baking sheet (the will deflate a bit).
Do not slice to use for a sandwich (they are not thick enough).
One roll=one slice of bread
Per Roll: 39 Cal (56% from Fat, 38% from Protein, 6% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 1 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar
Caraway Rolls

  • Mix 1 Tablespoon of caraway seed into yolk mixture.

Per Roll: 40 Cal (56% from Fat, 38% from Protein, 7% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 1 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar
Onion Rolls

  • 2 Tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

In a small frying pan on medium heat, sautee 2 Tablespoons Onion in 1 Tablespoon melted butter until they are almost brown. Let cool, then mix into yolk mixture.
Per Roll: 58 Cal (68% from Fat, 26% from Protein, 6% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 1 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar
Serving examples:
 

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Grilled Breakfast Burger
French Toast with Sugar-Free Syrup


Bread Crumbs

Double Dipped (egg, then breadcrumbs twice) Fried Chicken Thigh

Bread Crumbs

  • One entire batch of Diet Revolution Rolls (without sweetener or salt, if you plan on using either in the bread crumbs)

Put the six cooked (and cooled) rolls into a blender or food processor. Process until the rolls become fine crumbs. For drier crumbs, either let the rolls dry overnight before processing. Season according to your tastes/recipe and use in any recipe to replace traditional bread crumbs. When used as breading, this tastes like flour breading (not actual bread crumbs).
Total Grams: 3.1


Diet Revolution Bread

  • 2 Tablespoons Soya Powder (if you have to buy this, here’s a non-affiliate link to what I bought: http://a.co/d/ggqvd01)
  • 1 Tablespoon water

While making the Diet Revolution Rolls above, mix these ingredients in with the yolk/cottage cheese mixture. Let this sit for 15-20 minutes. This allows the soya powder to re-hydrate (and not become hard rocks in the bread).  Proceed with the rest of the recipe above.
Originally from the Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution (1972), pages 225-227.

1972 Recipes, Journal, Level 1, Levels 2 And Above, Recipe, Sauces

Atkins Mustard Sauce

Mustard Sauce
Makes 1 cup (16 Tablespoons)
3 Tablespoons onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon butter
8 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Tablespoon chopped chives
Saute onions in butter until soft.
Stir in mustard and cream until well heated (do not boil).
Blend in Worcestershire Sauce.
Sprinkle with chives.
Serve hot.
Total Grams: 7.0
Grams Per Tablespoon .4
From the Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution (1972)

1972 Recipes, Breakfast, Journal, Level 1, Levels 2 And Above, Recipe

Scrambled Eggs with Spicy Ham

I am adding the 7 day menu from the Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution (1972) book to the About 1972 Atkins page. In doing so, there are dishes listed that I have not posted to my blog (until today). Get ready for some posting craziness! 🙂


Scrambled Eggs with Spicy Ham
Serves 2
4 thin slices boiled ham
Mustard sauce
2 Tablespoons butter
4 eggs
Salt
Pepper
1 Tablespoon heavy cream
Cut ham in half to make squares.
Spread with Mustard Sauce.
Melt butter in skillet.
Beat eggs with cream, salt, and pepper and scramble in the butter until lightly cooked.
Spoon out some scrambled egg in center of each square, roll up, fasten with toothpicks, and serve hot.
Total Grams 4.0
Grams Per Serving 2.0
From the Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution (1972)

1972 Recipes, Appetizers, Breakfast, Level 1, Lunch, Recipe

Atkins Taste Delight Pancakes

From Dr. Atkins Diet Cookbook (1974)
2 servings

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 3 egg whites
  • oil

Mix first 9 ingredients well.
Beat egg whites stiff.  Fold meat mixture into beaten egg whites.
Lightly oil hot griddle or skillet.  Drop mixture on griddle by Tablespoonfuls.  Lift edge of pancake to see if it is browned and puffy.  Turn with spatula and brown other side.
Good served with or without sauce.  For a delicious treat, serve with Mushroom Sauce.
Total grams: 2.8
Grams per serving: 1.4

1972 Recipes, Levels 2 And Above, Recipe, Sauces

Atkins Mushroom Sauce

From Dr. Atkins Diet Cookbook (1974)

Makes 26 Tablespoons

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 2 teaspoons diced onion
  • 1 recipe Quick Cream Sauce

Melt butter in skillet.  Saute mushrooms and onion in butter until soft and light brown.

Fold into cream sauce.  Simmer for 5 minutes.

Total Grams: 10.6

Grams per Tablespoon: .4

Try on Taste Delight Pancakes!

1972 Recipes, Dinner, Level 1, Levels 2 And Above, Lunch, Recipe, Salads

Atkins Caesar Salad

From Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution (1972) (I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted this recipe until I received a reply for the Caesar Salad Dressing recipe!)
Serves 8

  • 2 heads of Romaine lettuce
  • 1 clove of garlic, cut in half
  • Caesar Salad Dressing
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked crisp
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 2-ounce can of anchovies (or 3 Tablespoons pitted, mashed Kalamata olives, for those who are allergic to fish)
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chilled and chopped

Wash and dry lettuce well. Tear into bite-sized pieces. Rub wooden salad bowl with garlic, place lettuce in bowl, add half the dressing, and toss well. Top with bacon, cheese, parsley and anchovies. Pour on remaining dressing, garnish with chopped egg, and serve. Total carbohydrate grams: 32.7 Grams per serving: 4.1