Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Baked Cheese Chips - For Low Carbers


This is another Pintrest recipe find. I came across these cheese chips and I couldn't resist giving them a try. I'm a huge chip and dip fan. I can eat a whole bag of chips along with a full bowl of dip in one sitting - I know, I'm disgusting :) Since I've been trying to live la vida low carb, chips are a big no no. These are perfect and taste great.

 In the original recipe, she shreds the cheese and adds seasonings. I honestly hate grating cheese, so that isn't an option for this girl. All I did was cut the cheese into small slices.


You will need:

-Cheese of your choice. This time I used mild cheddar
-Parchment paper-must be parchment
-Baking sheet
-Paper towel
-Sour Cream
-Salsa



Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. While the oven is doing its thang, cut up your cheese.



Lay the parchment paper on the baking sheet and place the cheese on the parchment paper. Don't over crowd them, they will spread out.




Bake until bubbly and brown, about 10 minutes. Once you take them out of the oven, place the crispy cheese on paper towel and blot with another piece of paper towel. You don't realize how greasy cheese is until you cook or bake with it.



I ate these with sour cream mixed with my favorite salsa. Presidents Choice White Corn and Black Bean. Seriously delicious.



Enjoy!!


33 comments:

  1. I've been doing this for years on the stove. Same concept, just put it in a frying pan and cook the grease out of it. I use a splatter shield though... it can get kind of messy. Let it cool a bit, then take it out and put it on a paper towel. YUMMY!!! We usually just eat it plain, but I've found it goes well with like a garlic spread. So good. =)

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  2. When my husband and I were on the low carb diet I made these all the time, however I would put sliced pepporoni on cookie sheet then place the cheese top and bake....so good...

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    1. Thank you for that idea. My husband and I just started the low carb diet this week and the cheese with pepperoni (or even salami) sounds really good :)

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  3. I make these with shredded parmesan cheese....yummy!

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  4. I made these today and found that if I used 2% cheese instead of full fat they were crispier and not as greasy.

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  5. I'm back to my modified Atkins program. Just bought some pepper jack last night. Will be using that! And I never thought about just slicking pieces off the block. I dread shredding the cheese! Thanks to all of the above for their great comments, too!

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    1. Me too! I avoid it at all costs lol. Enjoy!

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  6. Just made these tonight and they were super easy and quick! I may invest in another baking sheet just to be able to have 2 going at once, lol. Thanks for sharing this tip. I've been doing it the hard way trying to get shredded cheese to hold together.

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  7. Mine came out all bubbly, browned and really chewy :( any ideas?

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  8. These are really good. But mine turned out too thin to eat with dip. Any suggestions? ☺

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  9. How does this figure for a portion? I could probably sit and eat the whole tray! :-)

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  10. i havent been able to get them off the pan or paper - ideas?

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  11. I'm going to try this in the microwave. One of my go to snacks is a plate of tortilla chips topped with shredded cheddar, melted in microwave. So, why not just place cheese slices without the tortilla chips, and microwave. Should work, right?

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    1. Nuke on parchment for 3 mins. Watch the color, pat grease off the parchment with paper towel. Let cool. Nosh

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  12. I use a 2% Swiss. Thin square slice. It holds its shape better and puffs in the middle. I micro for 2 mins. Very habit forming but better than chips.

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  13. So basically you've replaced unhealthy carbs with unhealthy fats...
    Looks grossand incredibly unhealthy.

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    1. I don't think you understand... a lot of low carb diets increase fat intake. Because it changes the way your body converts food to fuel it is really no less healthy then splurging on potato or so called veggie chips.

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    2. Then don't make or eat them.

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    3. If you don't know all the facts about low/no carb dieting and how it works with the body then don't be making snide comments! I had a lot of health issues, went on this diet, lost over 30 lbs now, and all of my labs are now completely normal, and I am healthier now than I ever have been, and I am followed by a doctor!

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    4. Anon..so basically you have no idea what you are talking about.

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  14. Looks amazingly simple and delish!

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  15. I am trying so hard to low carb!!!! Will be trying these tonight! I too am a chip n dip fan but this may break my bad habits.

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  16. put some pepperoni in the microwave for about 20 seconds and they crisp up too! nice combo

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  17. These will be a great 'free food' alternative for my type 1 diabetic kiddo...so excited to try it!

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  18. Most of the fat is cooked out, leaving just high protein and great flavor :)

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  19. What is the best way to store these to keep their crispness? Want to make them for school lunches.

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  20. What is the best way to store these to keep their crispness? Want to make them for school lunches.

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  21. We made these and they were delicious!

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  22. What about calories? Seems like a lot.

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  23. I love these with guacamole for HCG loading days (when you eat as much fat as you can) but being an accountant I wanted to know how much fat was melting away. My 16 oz. cheddar block yielded 9 oz. crispy “chips” after cooking. Thanks for the great recipe!

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