Lizzie's Cheese Dip with Crackers

Lizzie’s Cheese Dip and Crackers

It’s always hard to find foods that are both keto friendly and appealing to friends who don’t eat low carb.  For my recent holiday party, I wanted to make a cheese dip and some crackers as a starting course as people arrived.  I dug deep into my e-mail archives and found a recipe of my wife’s family called Lizzie’s cheese dip.  No one in my wife’s family is named Lizzie so I have absolutely no idea where it came from. Regardless, the dip is amazing and totally keto friendly! Along with the dip, I also wanted to make a sampling of keto crackers and chips for my guests to try. The first cracker I tried out was an old favorite of mine, I Breathe … I’m Hungry’s Rosemary and Flax Crackers and the second one was just something I found on the web which sounded cool, Low Carb Doritos.

Lizzie's Cheese Dip with Crackers Here’s the cheese dip with the crackers!  It turned out really well and everyone raved about the dip. From left to right we have the low carb doritos, follows by the flax crackers.  Please ignore the triscuits and pita chips (there were non low carbers present, I promise!)Shredding Extra Sharp CheddarThe cheese dip starts out pretty simply.  You need to get some extra sharp cheddar and shred it in the food processor. The extra sharp part is really important.  If you don’t have a food processor, you can buy it pre shredded as well.Shredded CheddarHere’s the cheese in my large mixing bowl. Shredded Onion Next, throw an onion into the food processor and grate it the same way as the cheese.  Again, if you don’t have a food processor, you can grate it on a hand grater, its just a lot more effort.Lizzie's Cheese Dip IngredientsThrow the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and mix! Lizzie's Cheese DipHere’s the finished dip!  I find that it tastes even better if its allowed to sit overnight and marinate in the refrigerator. Lizzie's Cheese Dip with CoverIf I’m making something like this where I know I won’t finish it all in one go, I try and use my pyrex that has matching lids.  That way I don’t have to dirty more than one bowl! Flax Cracker IngredientsNow onto the crackers.  Add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir it together. Flax Cracker Batter Here’s the flax cracker batter.Cut Flax CrackersThe comments section of the recipe had all sorts of suggestions on how to spread out the batter.  I tried using parchment paper and rolling the batter between the layers but it was an epic fail.  I ended up just using a regular old rolling pin with pam sprayed on it.  Then I just cut the chips.  I have no idea why I tried cutting the chips diagonal like this, next time I would just go vertical and horizontal as I ended up just making more work for myself. Finished Flax Crackers Here’s a picture of the finished crackers, they turned out really well!  These are by far my favorite cracker substitute and I’ve made them several times.Low Carb Doritos Ingredients Next, I wanted to try something new. The concept of a low carb dorito was intruiging so I decided to give it a try.  This one does involve a lot more ingredients that you might not have so it could be more expensive. The recipe is pretty simple, just put all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse it until it forms the correct consistency.Low Carb Dorito Batter Here’s a picture of the batter.Cut Low Carb Doritos For this batter, I spread it out the same way as the flax crackers but I made an attempt to shape them like doritos.  Basically I just made rectangles using a pizza cutter and then cut the rectangles at a diagonal.  Overall I liked the taste of the doritos but they weren’t as sturdy as a dipping chip as the flax crackers.Cheese and Crackers SpreadI also set out some cheeses for people to try out the crackers!

Lizzie's Cheese Dip
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 1/12th
  • Calories: 540
  • Fat: 51
  • Carbohydrates: 2
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 19
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Ingredients
  • 2 Lbs Extra Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 Small Onion (125 grams)
  • 16 Oz Mayo
  • 8 dashes Frank's Red Hot
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • Juice of 1 Lemon (3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice)
Instructions
  1. Shred the Cheddar cheese and place in a large mixing bowl
  2. Shred the Onions and add to the bowl
  3. Add in all of the other ingredients, the Mayo, Hot sauce, Worcestershire and Lemon
  4. Mix together
  5. For optimum flavor, store overnight to let juices combine
For the Rosemary Flax Crackers recipe, check out: I Breathe … I’m Hungry
For the Doritos recipe, check out: Ditch the Wheat

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