Dec 6, 2013

Low Carb Cheese Chips

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If you follow my facebook page, you'll see my low carb cheese chips a lot. They are a favorite of mine that i've been making since week one of becoming a low carbber 4 years ago. I'm a crunch-a-holic and sometimes I just want a crunchy snack and these are one awesome alternative to the greasy, fatty, bagged chips. These really are amazing and can hold their own against any dip! Plus there's just so much that you can do with them once you learn how to make them...nachos, pizza crust, taco shells... Ok, how about I just get to the good stuff so you can be on your way to a crunch fest of your own! 



Ingredients
Cheese (cubed, sliced, or shredded)-I usually always used shredded.
You can use most kinds of cheese for this but not all cheese melts awesomely. I've used pepperjack, cheddar jack, parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella. Although mozzarella burns easily so it's a tricky one to master)


Directions

Microwave: Lightly grease a microwavable safe plate with Pam or butter. Not super thick, you just do NOT want to see what happens if you don't--trust me! Now, grab a handful of shredded cheese and lay on your plate in a circle. 


Now stick it in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes. It kind of depends on how much cheese you have, but it usually takes only that long. It will harden from the outside in, so if you check it and it's still gooey in the middle, stick if back in for a bit longer. Sometimes a softer middle is ok. I kind of like it that way. Anyway, it will look like this when it's done. 



From here, depending on what you are going to do with it, you'll use something like a butter knife to pry it from the plate. If you greased it, it shouldn't be much of a problem. If you didn't grease it, you may want to just throw that plate away lol. 

If you're going to use it for chips, take it off the plate and lay it on a paper towel for a minute or two. As it cools it will get crispier. You can break it up or cut it with a pizza cutter into triangle chips. DONE. 

Taco Shell
If you want to use it as a taco shell or wrap, take it off the plate and quickly shape it before it cools and becomes too crispy. 

Low Carb Taco Shell



Low Carb Croutons
Just break into small pieces and never miss out on the crunch and flavor addition to a salad! Love Ceasar salad? Use parmesan cheese! 

Low Carb Croutons



You can store them in a plastic baggie for quite some time. I take mine to restaurants all the time. It's no fun to miss out on chips and dip and now you don't have to! 

Low Carb Chips



Oven Bake
You can also bake sliced, cubed, or shredded cheese in the oven for the same results. Just lay your cheese so there's enough "melting" room between each piece that it doesn't all glob together (unless you want it to.) Bake at 400 degrees until totally melted and crispy. The timing is tricky so I won't add a specific time. Just keep a close eye on them so they don't burn. 



Low Carb Nachos















9 comments:

  1. Just made these and they are amazing and incredibly easy!!!!! Thank you for this!! :)

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    1. You are most welcome! I'm so glad you liked them :)

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  2. You're an inspiration! Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes, I can't wait to try them!

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  3. These are great! I just tried making them with wonderful results! Now I have a great go-to snack for whenever!! Thank you!!

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  4. Made the taco shells last night. Really easy and tasty. Both my husband and I enjoyed them alot. Little, new ideas like this keep the low carb eating exciting!! Thank you!

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  5. Thank you for sharing. I just made these and came out just right and delicious. I'm taking your suggestion and putting them in a bag and taking them with me as a snack with guacamole.

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  6. Thank you for sharing your secrets!! Makes low-carb eating so much easier!

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  7. I just made these with pepper jack cheese slices and it was soooo yummy. My microwave is 1580 watts (1.58kw) and it only took 1.5 minutes on a salad plate. Delicious.

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  8. Awesome! SO excited to have something for dips!!

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Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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