If you’re looking for Low Carb Chips you can buy, check out “Just The Cheese” Chips at Netrition. I recommend these because they aren’t full of weird, processed ingredients – just cheese.
I’ve heard of “cheese crisps” before around the low carb groups, but when I made cheesy low carb chips for the first time myself it was actually by accident. A happy accident, that is! I’m now totally hooked. 😀
These are SO easy to make, and seriously addictive.
In this photo I had an Arby’s roast beef sandwich (minus the sandwich, of course) surrounded by my delicious low carb chips. It made for a great (quick & easy) low carb dinner.
Have I ever mentioned that I used to work at Arby’s?? It’s a fact. When I was maybe 19 or 20 I worked there as the breakfast cook. I went in at 5am and put on the roasts and made the biscuits and such. It was very clean, the beef was roasted fresh every morning, and I sliced it myself – so I’m still fond of it to this day (and know firsthand it’s fresh, “real food”). It’s an easy low carb fast-food fix.
I discovered my cheesy low carb chips, or cheese crisps, by accident when making “pigs without blankets”. Basically pigs in a blanket, without the crescent rolls – which were delicious, by the way!
As I was making them, I had a leftover slice of cheese… and the rest is – a total cheese crisp addiction. lol.
I’ve seen them made several ways, with different types of cheeses, but I make mine in the oven with Colby Jack cheese. They come out tasty and crisp:
These really satisfy that snack craving! And they’re healthy low carb snacks, so you can snack away without guilt. 😉 After multiple experiments, I’ve learned that the absolute smartest way to make these is on Parchment Paper, whether you’re cooking them in the microwave or in the oven.
I tried tin foil, a buttered pan, you name it. With the Parchment Paper they just slip right off when they’re done without sticking at all!
I simply spread Parchment Paper on a baking sheet, cut cubes of Colby Jack cheese and space them out on the sheet, and bake them at 400 degrees until they are golden brown.
I’ve experimented with adding things to them since they are SO easy to make. And because I’m so addicted to them, lol. For example, one day I decided to make Tuna Cheese Chips for lunch by putting a dab of tuna on each cheese cube before baking:
The tuna came out sort of dry, but they were still good – and made for a quick & easy lunch:
In the future, I may try this again but add whipped cream cheese. I’m thinking to mix the cream cheese and tuna, add a dollup to the cheese cube, and they would come up even better!
Oh, and one last tip: I like to lay mine on a paper towel after I take them out of the oven. Otherwise they are a bit greasy. They’re still nice and crispy/greasy like you would want “low carb chips” to be, but the paper towel makes them less messy:
Obviously this is something you can really get creative with! Instead of roast beef (lol), you might serve them with a garlic herb spread, tuna salad, or your favorite dip!
Don’t forget to check out “Just The Cheese” Chips at Netrition too. They come in a variety of flavors: bacon, BBQ, herb & garlic, and many others. I recommend these because they aren’t full of weird, processed ingredients – just cheese.