What can you make in less than 10 minutes, with only one ingredient that is as addicting as potato or tortilla chips? Parmesan Crisps!
You can buy them at some specialty markets, including Whole Foods, for about 8 bucks a container, but why when you can make them at home for a fraction of the cost, in a matter of minutes. They are nice in a salad, as a crispy garnish on soup, or served as an hors d’oeuvre. Give it a try, I dare you to eat just one.
This is how the store bought ones look like. Now let’s make our own.
Place a silicone baking mat on a bakers sheet. You can use parchment paper if you do not have a silicone baking mat. I highly recommend picking up one of these. They are super convenient when baking.
Grate about 3 oz. of Parmesan cheese. Try and use the imported Italian cheese if you can.
Do not finely grate the cheese. Use the medium side of a box grater.
Scoop some grated Parmesan cheese on to your lined tray. I use one of these rings to guide me.
You can improvise and add some herbs if you like. Here I added some fresh thyme and wild oregano to some of the mounds of cheese. Space them at least 2 inches apart, as they will expand.
Heat oven to 400° F.
Bake for 5 – 7 minutes, or until the crisps melt and start to take a golden color.
Using a spatula, transfer to a plate and let cool. That’s it. I told you it was easy.
|Parmesan Crisps|| |
- 3 oz grated Parmesan cheese
- optional herbs
- Grate about 3 oz of Parmesan cheese using the medium side of a box grater
- Scoop mounds of the grated cheese on a lined baking sheet. You can line it using a silicone mat or parchment paper. Space at least 2 inches apart, as they will spread when cooking
- Add optional herbs and spices
- Heat oven to 400° F.
- Bake for 5 - 7 minutes or until melted and the crisps are taking on a light golden color
- Remove using a spatula and place on a plate and allow to cool