I recently posted a recipe for making snack crackers from slices of cheese. Since the original posting, I have experimented with various varieties of cheese and added herbs. One of the best combos to come out of this has been Cheese and Bacon with (or without) a light sprinkling of herbs. Gouda is an excellent cheese for this as it crisps well and is very low carb.
- Gouda Cheese Slices 5
- Bacon 1 rasher
- Ground Black Pepper sprinkle
- Ground Basil sprinkle
Place a sheet of grease proof paper onto a baking sheet. Preheat an oven to 150 C/ 300 F. Cut each cheese slice into 4 pieces and arrange on the baking sheet with a clear gap between pieces. Sprinkle each piece with a pinch of the herbs. In a frying pan or grill crisp the piece of bacon. Allow bacon to cool slightly then crumble or finely dice. Add a tiny portion of the bacon to each cheese piece. Bake in oven for twenty minutes, then remove. Allow to cool slightly then slide a spatula under each piece and flip it to a clean section of the baking paper. [If not satisfied with crispness] return to the oven for an additional ten minutes (or until crisping brown in the corners). Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.