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Description: Very similar to the flavor of Cheetos. They are very light, like a puff of air, with a strong cheesy flavor.

Powdered mixes, such as BBQ, Taco, etc, could be used on top, for a different flavor.

Or, as suggested by "Zer" (who was monumental in the creation of this recipe), cayenne pepper sprinkled on top, would be great.
Ingredients: 3 egg whites
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
A pinch of salt
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (frozen)
How To Prepare: Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Put the frozen cheese in a food processor/blender and chop, until it's in tiny little pieces.

In a mixing bowl, blend the first three ingredients, at high speed, until whites form stiff peaks. Sprinkle the chopped cheese, on top of the egg whites. Then, with a teaspoon or a rubber spatula, fold the cheese into the egg whites, VERY CAREFULLY, being careful not to disturb the fluffy whites, but thoroughly spread the cheese, throughout.

Then, using the handle of a teaspoon not the spoon part), dip tiny little clouds of the mixture, and place on a cookie sheet. It helps to have two spoons...one to scrape the mixture off of the dipping spoon. I would suggest using a sheet of parchment baking paper, to line your pan, but if you don't...spray the pan, very well.

Lightly spray the tops of the puffs, with butter flavored cooking spray. Lightly sprinkle grated parmesan cheese, on top of each puff. Then, put another coat of buttery spray, on top of that.

Bake at 300 degrees, for 30 to 45 minutes. The longer you can bake them (without them getting too brown), the crispier they will be. For even crispier puffs, turn off the oven, and leave them in the oven for at least 30-minutes.

Store in a tightly sealed, air-tight container.

***NOTE: If you have a gas oven, you have an advantage. On my last batch, I turned off the oven and left the cheatos in the oven OVERNIGHT. The heat from the pilot light (overnight), made them VERY crispy. I then put them in an air-tight ziplock, and two days later, they are still crispy.
Number of Servings: One Serving - approx. 25 puffs
Carbs per serving - include all nutritional information if known: 0.9g Carbs 24.3g Protein 270 Calories
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Effort (Easy, Average, Difficult): Easy
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Posts: 213
Registered: April 2008
Location: Branson, Missouri

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