Friday, January 9, 2009

Low-carb snack idea: Pepperoni chips and sour cream dip

Work with me here, folks... I know it may sound a bit strange at first.

OK, so you take some sliced pepperoni (either pre-sliced or slice it yourself) and put it on a plate. Nuke it in the microwave for a minute or so, then turn over the slices and mix them up a bit. Nuke for another 30 seconds... more if they're not to your crispiness liking.

Basically, we're trying to make pepperoni "chips".

(Tip: I put the pepperoni on a paper towel for the initial 60-second zap in the microwave. Causes less mess and splattering.)

Once your "chips" are ready, take your favourite (plain) sour cream and use it as a dip! The cold sour cream works as a nice tangy companion to the spiciness of the hot pepperoni chips. There you go... low-carb chips and dip. Of course, you can also use salsa or a combination of salsa and sour cream for the dip.

As a variation, you could also cut a large pepperoni stick lengthwise into smaller "sticks" and microwave those if you'd prefer another shape to the pepperoni.

It's best to buy the pepperoni with the lowest carb count possible, of course! Check your labels!


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