Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Basically zero carbs and it gives you the "crunch" that seems to lack on Atkins. They taste like cheese-it crackers!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place mounds of shredded cheddar cheese on non-stick cookie sheet.
- (about the size of a half dollar) Bake in oven for approx 3-5 minutes.
- The cheese will spread out into a lacy looking cracker.
- Remove to paper towels to cool.
- Store in airtight container.
- Top with salsa and sour cream for a nice taste or just eat plain!
These really are tasty and I LOVE cheese! But since it took me 3 tries to get it right, let me offer a bit of advise: 1) let cool on cookie sheet for about 2 minutes before removing. Silly me tried to take them off the sheets when they were still hot... does not work! 2) they will stick to paper towels some, I found waxed paper to work better. 3) definitally grab some sour cream, because they are heavenly with it! 4) I found that spreading the cheese out about 1/16 of an inch thick instead of making a little mound worked better for me, otherwise the middle was still not done when the edges were. 5) just a thought for those going low carb: I had one that really spread out, I bent it into a taco shell shape by accident when putting it on the wax paper. I was able to load this baby up with sour cream, salsa and some chicken! Tacos anyone? Thanks for sharing Maureen! I have to go make some more, because these were supposed to be my lunch tomorrow, but it seems they are already gone! ;)
Very yummy! Of course, they are just bits of toasted cheese, so I didn't expect them to magically transform into something different. I happen to absolutely love crispy bits of cheese so these were right up my alley. I forgot to grease the parchment but cheese is pretty greasy so they didn't stick at all. I'm LCing and this is perfect. I'll be doing this often, since it's so easy and tasty. Thanks for posting this fabulous idea!
I read through all the reviews and took the needed info to prepare these tasty cheese bits...with that said...they tasted like bits of cheese...so in the future I think I will just slice a piece of cheese off the old block and enjoy it...I do think this would make a great taco shell if you increased the amount of cheese and made a large circle to fold over...thanks for posting the recipe...=)