March 15, 2013 by Casey Foedisch
I try to eat paleo, or at least a carb-free but dairy-loving form of it. That’s weird, isn’t it? Someone obsessed with baking that actively tries to avoid flour and processed grains/carbs/etc. This means that baking is my cheat, and I only ever taste my batters/frostings, and then one serving of the dessert (LOL). That doesn’t always go well.
So I’m always looking for cool, tasty stuff to substitute into my diet and replace those pesky carbs. And what did I find on Pinterest to save the day? These Cheesy Chips from Joyful Abode.
They’re extremely easy and and you don’t really have to measure your ingredients. Just eyeball it, bake them, and pull them out when they brown. Honestly, they’re good burned, too.
I love her garlic and parsley idea, but I salt mine. ‘Cause I can, and I love it. She’s right about the parchment, too; wax paper is a hot mess, seriously. All it does is smoke up your kitchen and stick to the cheesy goodness.
The magic begins with your ingredients of choice going into a bowl and getting mixed to perfection. I used Stella Bakers & Chefs 3 Cheese Blend this time, as opposed to just a regular cheddar, and it was far superior.
The only measurement that you really have to stick to (if you want little chips) is the teaspoon. It’s the perfect size for single-serving chips. However, I have made cheddar chips with a tablespoon and change to sit on top of a salad as a garnish and it went fine. Just space them out more.
Cheese army, assemble!
After the oven, they come out looking wonderfully browned. I do mine at 350° for about 9 minutes because I like that extra crunch.
They are amazing. You can certainly use them as dippers in hummus or whatever, but I eat them alone. I just ate 12 while I was sitting here, and I ain’t even mad.