I love Blue Corn tortilla chips and I love cheese chips! Obviously that just isn’t going to work in a low-carb, grain free lifestyle. I tried making endurance crackers from Oh She Glows:( http://ohsheglows.com/2012/01/31/endurance-crackers/) and they were very good. They also showed me what can be done with chia seeds! So I fiddled around and have come up with these. You can cut them any size you like – I ended up making just 8 large ones but you can double the recipe or cut them into diamonds half the size (probably what I would do next time). They hit the tortilla chip spot for me. I hope they will do the same for you, too!
A replacement for corn tortilla chips - low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free and a good source of omega 3!
Author: Kim's Club
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 8 large
Parmesan cheese 1oz/30g
Chia Seeds 2tbsp/30g
Ground Almonds 2tbsp/20g
Garlic Salt ¼tsp
Preheat oven to 350F, 180C, Gas Mark 4. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Grate or finely chop the parmesan, then put all the ingredients into a blender and whizz for several seconds. Leave to stand about 5 minute to allow the chia seeds to develop their gel.
Turn mixture out onto the sheet and spread thinly with the back of a spoon. Try to get it even, patching any breaks.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden, remove sheet and slice into desired shapes. Flip them over and return to the oven for 20-30 minutes more. Keep an eye, if they get too brown they will taste burnt. When golden remove from oven, let cool and enjoy!
These are great with dips like salsa and guacamole, and can also be used for cheese chips!
So I had a craving for crackers. Something sturdy, something for….cheese and crackers….pate’ and crackers…..crackers and dip! Something to munch on at the movies or serve to friends at cocktail parties, or eat on the train. Something crunchy! CRUNCHY!
So I made these and baked my favourite flavours into them: Sharp cheddar, mixed french herbs, garlic….mmmm.
Ohh, and here is a little tip: If you want to eat them as a little snacky-snack, cut them into smaller pieces and baggy them up for your briefcase/purse/car…..they are yummy just by themselves.
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A sturdy, savoury cracker flavoured with cheese, herbs and garlic. Very filling and will stand up to dips, spreads and toppings.
Author: Kim's Club
Recipe type: Snacks/Nibbles
Ground Almonds 1½ cups, 150g
Garlic Salt ½tsp
White pepper ¼ tsp
sprinkle of mixed herbs
Finely grated mature cheese (I used cheddar) 1 oz, 25g
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Sprinkle of sea salt (optional)
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 6, 200C, 400F. In a bowl mix the dry ingredients, then add cheese, mix again. Lightly beat the egg with the oil and add to the mix. Work it into a dough, then roll out onto baking parchment.
I find that putting your dough on the baking parchment, flattening with your palm, then covering with clingfilm, (saran wrap) then rolling makes things much easier! Roll into as tidy a rectangle as you can, fairly thin (see pics). Remove film and slice dough into 16 portions. (You can leave the scrap edges for a cook's treat, or you can try to tidy them up, they should yield 3 or more squares if so. I don't bother!)
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven, grind a sprinkling of sea salt over the batch if using, let cool slightly, then turn the crackers over to crisp up the bottoms. Return to oven for another 3-4 minutes until the bottoms are golden. Cool completely.