Chips and Dip

It is officially chip and dip time.  I actually am very found of the crunch of chips, particularly good corn chips, but most of them have too much fat for me to eat them often – and I haven’t yet found really low fat corn chips that taste good. Most of them are also too salty for my taste. But there are good corn tortillas that don’t have much fat. And it occurred to me that a tortilla is a corn chip waiting to happen.

Cumin Corn Chips

12 six inch corn tortillas (the kind that have about 1.5 fat grams for 2 tortillas)
Cooking spray
Sea salt or kosher salt to taste
Crushed cumin seeds

Preheat oven to 400. Spray 1 side of each tortilla with cooking spray; cut each tortilla into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on a large baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and cumin.
Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Check frequently to make sure they don’t burn. Cool. Makes 3 servings, at 3 grams of fat for 32 chips. NOTE: you could really spice these up with cayenne pepper or other spices.

Sesame Wonton Chips

OK, these were kind of experimental, and I have mixed feelings about them. The recipe came from Relish, one of those little magazines that comes stuffed in your newspaper (for those of you who still get a paper newspaper.)  I think I would like them better if I had a fruity dip or salsa, rather than the creamy dip I made.  I also think that the wontons need to be cut in half, either into rectangles or triangles. The big square wonton wrappers are kind of ungainly once they are crisp.

Sesame Wonton Chips

2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
½ teaspoon garlic powder
30 wonton wrappers
sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 400. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Whisk together honey, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Lay wonton wrappers out on prepared baking sheets. Brush with soy sauce mixture and sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds. Bake for 7 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Makes 6 servings at about .5 grams of fat/serving.

I sprinkled some of them with black sesame seeds for contrast.

Lemony Dijon Dip (adapted from Costco magazine)

1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
2 teaspoons lemon zest
Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste

Makes about 1 cup of dip, with 0 grams of fat/serving.

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I have lost 200 pounds. I did not do it through surgery – I don’t like knives and needles – or by joining a club, vigorous exercise, or rigorous dieting. I did it by gourmet cooking. To be precise, by cooking low fat, really delicious food. I love to cook as much as I love to eat. Food magazines are some of my favorite reading. I would feel deprived if I couldn’t have the sensuous experience of good food crossing my lips. This blog is about my perpetual feast, my passionate love of food, with recipes, photos, and occasional advice and principles that I have learned along the way.

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