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There’s no need to miss chips on your low carb journey. These keto tortilla chips will satisfy your need for crispy, crunchy chips every time without the carbs usually associated with snack chips.
There are so many recipes for amazing low carb dips out there these days; there are savory dips like Avocado Salsa and sweet ones like this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip…but there aren’t that many things to actually dip in them.
While celery, carrots, and broccoli may work in salsa, sometimes you just want a good tortilla chip. Enter these absolutely delicious low carb chips. They are just right for Trim Healthy Mamas, those eating keto, anyone looking to cut carbs, or those on the prowl for a gluten free chip that tastes great.
You can make the salty, savory, or sweet, too! Seriously, they’re the perfect low carb snack.
What Ingredients Are In Keto Tortilla Chips?
So what do you need to make these yummy low carb snacks? 3 simple ingredients you already have on hand and your seasoning of choice. That’s right…super simple!
- Mozzarella cheese
- Almond flour
- Spices (for this savory version you’ll use garlic powder and paprika)
You might have noticed the similarity to fathead dough here. Mozzarella cheese makes a great base for many doughy low carb recipes because of its mild flavor. In fact, it’s what is used in these classic low carb cheeseburger buns and as the crust for these super popular pizza cups.
The main difference is that your chips won’t be fluffy; they’ll be nice and flat and crisp, just like a classic dipping chip should be. They’ll just be sugar free, gluten free, and low carb!
How Do You Make Keto Tortilla Chips?
So how do you go about making these keto chips? It’s simple. In fact, it’s way easier than making traditional chips, in my experience. Even if this is your first time making keto snack chips, you’ll be able to pull it off.
Making Your Low Carb Chip Dough
The first step is mixing your dry ingredients together: the almond flour and spices.
Then, beat an egg and combine it with the dry ingredients. The mixture will be crumbly and you’ll likely have some clumps; as long as it’s well combined, don’t stress it.
Next, in a separate microwave safe bowl, add your mozzarella cheese. You’re going to microwave it for 40-60 seconds, until it’s melted. Do not over cook it; you’re not making cheese crisps, you’re prepping the cheese for dough.
Now, combine the melted cheese with your crumbly mix and knead it with your hands until it’s well combined.
If the dough looks uniform, you’re good. If it’s still not mixed well and it’s getting hard, go ahead and microwave it for another 20 seconds to soften it up (just don’t do more than that because you don’t want it to start cooking!).
Once you’ve gotten it all combined and the dough looks consistent, use your hands to roll it all together into a ball.
Shaping The Chips
Now you’re ready to make your dough into chips ready for cooking!
Place the dough ball between two pieces of parchment paper and press it flat. Using a rolling pin (or if you don’t have one, a round glass or large can), continue to roll it flat. Stop when the dough is a consistently flat sheet, about 2 mm thick.
Using a knife, cut the dough into ribbons, 1.5-2 inches side and then make diagonal cuts to create triangular shapes that are reminiscent of tortilla chips.
Cooking Your Chips To Make Them Crispy
The cooking process has two steps: baking and broiling.
You’ll bake them on a cookie sheet and then broil them for 2 extra minutes to make them crispy and golden.
That’s all; see? Simple!
What If I Don’t Use a Microwave?
No worries, you can just gently melt the mozzarella in a non-stick skillet or pan on the stovetop. The same for if you need to warm the dough because it gets tough. Just use low heat and beware of scorching.
How To Enjoy Low Carb Tortilla Chips Even More
While this recipe calls for paprika and garlic, the possibilities are endless. As is, it’s good with so many things; this cheese dip is awesome with some diced jalapeños and tomatoes on top for nachos.
They are great with traditional salsa or avocado salsa. Sprinkling in True Lime and adding the teensiest hint of cayenne pepper to amp up the heat and south of the border flavor is another way to make these tortilla chips tasty.
You could use some low carb powdered sugar and cinnamon for a sweet chip, perfect for a cheesecake dip or cookie dough dip. Sometimes a sweet crispy chip is just the thing, and these dips really take them over the top!
These dips aren’t just good with traditional cold dips, either. Hot dips such as chicken parm dip, pizza dip, or spinach dip are amazing with the crispy keto tortilla chip! Holiday parties, game nights with friends, and afternoon snacks just got even tastier.
How To Store Your Homemade Gluten Free Chips
The nice thing about these chips is that you can make them up ahead of time and enjoy them for several days.
Simply bake them, let them cool completely, and then store them in an airtight container. They are fine at room temperature for several days. If you refrigerate them they could get soggy, so I don’t recommend it.
- Preheat the oven to 390F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl mix almond flour, paprika, and garlic powder, whisk until well combined, set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add mozzarella cheese and microwave for 40- 60 seconds or until cheese has melted.
- Add egg to dry ingredients, whisk well, (it’s ok if there are clumps).
- Add melted cheese to dry ingredients and egg mixture and knead with your hands until well combined.
- Make a ball with the dough and place it between two sheets of parchment paper.
- Start to flatten with your hands, then continue with a rolling pin until it is completely flat, and it has about 2mm thickness.
- Using a knife, cut lines about 1.5 inches wide, then cut triangles out of the line by cutting in a zig-zag motion until you have done the same with all the dough. (See photo below for a visual.)
- Carefully place chips on the baking sheet - slightly apart from each, bake for 10 minutes then broil on low for another 2 minutes or until golden.
- Remove from the oven let them cool for a couple of minutes and serve with salsa or your favorite dipping sauce.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 140Total Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 1gProtein 8g
Nutritional Information may vary depending on ingredients used.