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Classic Cheese Crisps

This recipe comes from my first labor of love, COOKING TLC: Truly Low Carb Cooking, Volume 1, ISBN 0971492913, Copyright 2000.
Popular for years before I ever heard of them, these are hardly original, but I consider them a MUST in every low carber’s repertoire. There are lots of ways to prepare these, but a skillet works for me every time, something I can’t say for the microwave method.
  • 1/3 cup semi-hard to hard sliced or finely shredded cheese, such as Cheddar, Colby, Swiss, Parmesan, etc.  Don’t try to use very soft cheeses such as Feta, Mozzarella, Brie, etc.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Sprinkle cheese in a thin layer over the bottom of the entire pan. Okay, are you ready? Here’s the biggest secret: Leave it alone for several minutes! I mean it, don’t even TOUCH it until you see the following – unless the pan is too high and it is burning. First it will bubble up all over, then it will start to look almost lacey (with lots of holes in it); finally you will see clear grease start to run off. When it is lightly golden brown, start carefully teasing up the edges until you can eventually pick it up and turn it over. I just use a fork and take care not to scratch my pans.

The second side will cook very quickly in comparison to the first. When it is golden on the bottom side, remove it and drain any excess grease. Shape it into forms or cut into shapes before it cools too much. To form a bowl, simply lay over an overturned bowl and gently push the sides down to shape them. Don’t burn yourself!

Per each, made with Mild Cheddar: 120 calories, 10 grams fat (6 grams saturated), 1 gram carbohydrate, 7 grams protein


Mmmmm …………. CHEESE CRISPS! (always said by me in the exact same dreamy, drooly tone Homer uses for donuts.)

Form You really can easily form a warm cheese crisp into almost any desired shape.
Fill Cheese crisps make terrific wraps, taco shells, salad bowls, chips for dipping, the list goes on and on!
Enjoy This one is chicken salad with fresh cut garden red lettuce and cherry tomatoes added.
Cheese Crisp BLT Oh, yeah – a CC BLT!  Mmmmmm. DO NOT feed one of these to your non-low-carbing friends or they’ll never leave you alone (to eat) again. Just let them go on thinking you’re a poor, deprived dieter… WE ALL KNOW BETTER! 🙂
TRY A CHEESE CRISP PIZZA! Just add pizza spice and toppings.

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Try a shrimp taco on a cheese crisp! RECIPE HERE

shrimp tacos


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