After 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!
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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a large baking sheet, cover with parchment paper. DO NOT use anything else. It won’t work with anything except parchment paper.
- Mix cheese with lime juice and seasonings in a medium-sized bowl.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once finished baking, move the chips to a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the grease and allow them to set.
The 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!