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Old 02-08-2012, 20:40   #1
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Has anyone come across anything at all that resembles a potato chip? I think the only thing that I miss low carbing is "CRUNCH". Sorry, celery has a nice crunch but it isn't the same. Also, almonds are good, but NOT the same. As LCHF, we should be able to deep-fry something that works. Any suggestions?

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Not sure but I think Shanny talked about a cheese maybe that she tortured in the oven until it turned crunchy

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Kale chips? They don't really crunch, but that break apart in a satisfying way.

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Yeah, I make those all the time, but still not the same. Maybe I need to get some kind of flavor for them. I did modify that one a bit though: I get the parmesan in little bunches on a plate, then put a 1/2x1" strip of thick bacon on top, and then put some of the powdered cheese atop that. I get 9 per dinner plate, done in 1-2 minutes in the microwave and they come off easy with a fork. They are great, but kinda heavy. I would even like a recipe for a cookie that is solid, and not cake or short-bread like, which seems to be the result of everything I try.

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Kale chips? They don't really crunch, but that break apart in a satisfying way.
this is a great idea, but when I tried them it was a soggy/oily mess. Maybe I just suck with an oven?

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this is a great idea, but when I tried them it was a soggy/oily mess. Maybe I just suck with an oven?
I've only done them once. I tore the leaves up to the size of potato chips, tossed with olive oil, spread them out in a single layer on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet, and baked at 350 F until they started to brown. I think the single layer is important. I don't know about the parchment paper; I just happened to have it around and it makes clean-up easier.

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Thanks WV, I'll give it another try

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I miss the crunch as well. I mix equal parts of Almond Flour and a good cheddar cheese in a food processor along with some Coconut oil. I have been known to add several Jalepenos, dried onions, garlic, red pepper, salt, and process till it turns into a dough ball in the processor. Roll it out as flat as you can on parchment paper. I use the glass tray from the nukker. Usually 1 cup of each AF/Cheese makes a tray. Anyway flatten it out, nuke it for 5-6 minutes or until you can touch the top side with out it being sticky. I then take it out let it cool a bit, flip it over and back into the nukker for a couple more minutes. Watch it here it will burn and burnt Almond Flour tastes bad. Let it cool, it will crunch till your hearts content. The thicker you make it and the longer you cook it the heartier the crunch will be. I am addicted to them, but wife doesn't like Jalepeno ones.

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I just fry cheese in the oven at 200 degree celsius for about 10 minutes. The cheese becomes as crispy as potato chips and tastes wonderful!

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How about deep fried pork rinds (piggy puffs)? They usually come just plain, but I put popcorn seasoning on them. NUM!

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