The Iron Giant dough – The Basics

The Iron Giant dough - The Basics
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Whoa. What a crazy couple of days. All this started with trying to make pasta. EPIC FAIL. The results were like trying to eat rubber bands…with less flavor. I was bummed. I really was hoping I could pull it off. I had strips and strips of hand-cut ‘noodle’ that were useless.

Or not.

In steps The Lady.

“Hey, you should fry those and see what happens instead of throwing them out right away. You can always throw them out later.”

See, she’s the brains of the operation, I’m just the hack.
*Humming The Pet Shop Boys*

The Iron Giant dough - The Basics

So, I heated up some oil in a pan and figured I’d give it a shot. The results?

In one quick step I had crispy Asian wide noodles. The next thing I knew, I had crispy chow mein noodles. A few other ingredients and BANG!!

Yes. Keto Cheetos.
They are a thing.
Oh yes, quite a thing.
I’ll be posting up those recipes soon, I want to get the basic dough up for you because it has some rest time involved.

BTW, a few other things you can do with this dough (more recipes coming):

  • Crispy breakfast cereals
  • Taco salad strips
  • Wontons
  • Egg rolls
  • Fried Raviolli
  • Cinnamon Twists
  • Crab rangoons
  • Andy Capp’s Hot Fries knockoffs
  • …and more.

This post covers the basic dough needed. You can refer to it in the future for all of the above and any other creations you can think up using it.

Hobbit's Iron Giant Dough

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3/4 cup protein isolate (unflavored or flavored depending on use, whey OR veggie) separated into 1/2 and 1/4 cups.
  • 1 tsp olive or coconut oil (melted if coconut oil)
  • 1 egg

Whisk egg and oil together until frothy.

The Iron Giant dough - The Basics

Add 1/2 cup of protein powder. Mix well to combine. You will get a sticky dough. Let rest for 15 minutes. Trust me, it will look even stickier when you come back :).

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Dump the additional 1/4 cup of protein on top. With a rubber spatula, mix and fold until you have a kinda dry dough with some powder still on the outside.

The Iron Giant dough - The Basics

Using your hands, kneed the dough for about 5 minutes until you get a smooth, not sticky ball of dough. If the ball still sticks to your hands, put back in the bowl and roll it around until it is covered in protein again and repeat the kneeding. You want this in the end:

The Iron Giant dough - The Basics

Cover in plastic wrap, store in the fridge for at least an hour before using.
Nutritional information (based off my ingredients, double-check!): Calories: 103, Fat: 2g, Protein: 20g, Carbs: 0g, Fiber: 0g, Net Carbs: 0g

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  3. i’m already in love with this recipe simply because of your mention to the Pet Shop Boys! Can’t wait to try this!

  4. LOL! she actually sang that out loud when she said ‘I’m the brains of this.’

    “I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the brawn, let’s make lots of money…”

    Of course, brawn is relative and I’m not making any money 😀

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