These low carb cheese straws are an adaption of the classic Southern favorite! Delicately crumbly pastry has a sharp Cheddar flavor and a spicy kick. Cheese straws are traditionally served with cocktails, soups, or salads but they're yummy anytime! Just 1 carb each.
Cuisine American Classic
Keyword cheese straws, low carb, snacks
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Chill time 30minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1/3cupsharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2teaspoonslight cream, 1/2 and 1/2
1/2cuphemp seed, you may be able to substitute ground pork rinds but I have not tried it
1/4teaspoonTony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, or cayenne + salt to taste -
In a food processor cream the cheese and butter together with quick pulses.
Add milk and pulse a couple of times.
Mix the remaining ingredients.
Add to the cheese mixture and pulse until it all comes together.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Roll the cheese mixture into an 1/8 inch thick rectangle on a Silpat sheet.
Use a pizza cutter to cut the mixture into 12 "straws" but don't separate.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and run the pizza cutter gently between the "straws" but don't separate.
Let cool and then gently separate. These cheese straws are very delicate and will break easily if you are not careful.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
try Pepper Jack or smoked Gouda - any hard cheese will work.
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