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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nutty Cheese Crisps and Sesame Crunchers


These would be great party snacks for the season. They are a take off of the standard low carb cheese crisps. The toasted nuts or sesame enhances the flavor and adds some substance too. I found the sesame seeds at the Dollar Tree, so they are an even better deal.

Nutty Cheese Crisps

3 Tablespoons ground almonds
4-6 ounces cheese, sliced

Slice the cheese of your choice and let it warm to room temperature. Pour the nuts onto a small plate. Press the cheese slices into the nuts until quite a few adhere to each slice. Place these slices onto parchment lined baking sheet or on a silpat mat. Bake at 325 until the cheese is melted and browned around the edges. The crunchers will crisp up as they cool.


I have tried these with cheddar and smoked cheddar. VERY addicting, so be warned! Still, they will hold off a craving for Doritos!

Sesame Crunchers

3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
4-6 ounces cheese, sliced

Slice the cheese of your choice and let it warm to room temperature. Pour the sesame seeds onto a small plate. Press the cheese slices into the seeds until quite a few adhere to each slice. Place these seeded slices onto parchment lined baking sheet or on a silpat mat. Bake at 325 until the cheese is melted and browned around the edges. The crunchers will crisp up as they cool.


Either version is good, so give them a try to keep you low carb this holiday season.

4 comments:

Joan said...

Yum, I never tried cheese crisps with nuts/seeds etc. These would be great with my endless salads!

Anonymous said...

I realize ovens vary, but about how long do you bake these? Thanks!

Lisa, motyok said...

The cheeses vary too, and how thick the slices are. You really have to watch these very closely. They go from soft to burnt in a minute. I think the average time is about 5 -6 minutes for mine. I do not leave the kitchen!

Rettakat said...

Oh, just yesterday I saw a little bag of sesame seeds in my fridge that needed to be used up. Perfect timing! I'm going to try these very soon.

Thanks!
Loretta
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