This is a quick one, not really a recipe, but a meal idea. Fried cheese takes on a firm, crispy texture when baked or fried, as such it makes an excellent substitute for corn chips or hard taco shells. Who needs corn? Personally I find these meals taste just as good as the non-carnivore equivalent.
For taco shells:
- Spread a thin, even, layer of grated cheddar cheese in a non-stick pan on medium heat.
- Once the bubbling slows, the cheese will darken and begin to firm, at this stage place the other ingredients inside the taco shell and remove it from pan. It soon sets in shape.
- If you would like to make more than one to have later, you can let it cool over a rolling pin or something of similar shape to help it set into a proper taco shell shape.
- Preheat oven to 180c/350f
- On a sheet of baking paper spread a thin, even, layer of cheddar cheese.
- Bake for about ten minutes or so or until it starts to darken and firm up.
- Allow to cool.
- Snap into chips.
- Serve with sour cream and minced/shredded meat of your choice. I’ve used beef mince and lamb liver in paprika, ginger, chilli, cumin, turmeric and chives.
Both can work in the oven or in a pan, it really depends on what works best for you, I find it easier to do it this way. A pan guarantees I have the right shape for a taco shell, the oven cooks the nachos evenly, top and bottom.
It should be noted that many store bought brands of grated cheese contain added ingredients, so if you are very sensitive I would recommend grating the cheese yourself.