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!
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)
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.
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 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!
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!
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.