Dorketos! — A low-carb/keto friendly play on Doritos

black-bracket-frame-clip-art-wb8jbsoAfter making my Cheesy Egg Chips, I decided I wanted to try another type of chip. My mom had recommended I try making cheese chips. They are super expensive to buy, but insanely easy and inexpensive to make. I found a recipe for something called “Dorketos” on Pinterest, which is basically a cheese chip made with taco seasoning and lime juice. I decided to give it a try, with a few minor changes.

It only took me about 20 minutes total to make these, which was awesome. I honestly liked these more than my egg chips because they stayed crispy even after they got cold, and they were edible cold as well. I found with the egg chips, they have to be eaten almost instantly after being baked. I’m hoping I can figure out how to fix that in future attempts. All in all, they were a great alternative to actual Doritos. I’m hoping I can use the ranch powder mix next time instead of the taco seasoning and make a play on the Cool Ranch Doritos!

Ingredients you'll need for the Dorketos.

Ingredients you’ll need for the Dorketos.

Mix cheese with lime juice and taco seasoning. I just used cumin and chili powder instead of opening a taco seasoning packet.

Mix cheese with lime juice and taco seasoning. I just used cumin and chili powder instead of opening a taco seasoning packet.

Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Place roughly two inches apart. They will spread as they cook.

Place roughly two inches apart. They will spread as they cook.

Place crisped cheese chips on paper towel to soak up the grease.

Place crisped cheese chips on paper towel to soak up the grease.

Served with my buffalo chicken dip. I clearly make this in large quantities and eat it often.

Served with my buffalo chicken dip. I clearly make this in large quantities and eat it often.

Ingredients

1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

1 Tbl. lime juice

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Cool time: 3 minutes

Nutritional Facts (from SuperTracker):

Makes about 16 chips

Serving size: 1 chip

Calories: 26

Fat: 2g

Carbs: 0g

Protein: 2g

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a large baking sheet, cover with parchment paper. DO NOT use anything else. It won’t work with anything except parchment paper.
  3. Mix cheese with lime juice and seasonings in a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, place small mounds of cheese about two inches apart on the baking sheet. I used multiple sheets and baked them all separately because I was testing the bake time.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. I cooked one of the sheets a little longer (about 15 minutes). Both tasted good. The only difference was the ones that were cooked longer had more crunch.
  6. Once finished baking, move the chips to a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the grease and allow them to set.

until next timeThe original recipe also gave a recommendation for how to microwave the chips. I won’t be trying that because I don’t believe that chips will crisp up the same. If you give it a try and it works, definitely let me know! I just prefer to avoid the microwave when I can.

I’ve been having a ton of fun trying out new recipes the past few days. Next, I will be posting about my experience making cheesy cauliflower breadsticks. Hint: I definitely made some mistakes, but I know exactly how to correct them, so you don’t do the same! I hope you enjoy!

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