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Parmesan Crisps

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | August 7th, 2008 | Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
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In my last post, I described the Hawaiian-inspired dinner for two that I created.  As I was visualizing the two dishes (a pineapple and soy sauce marinated pork tenderloin and cinnamon-sugar grilled pineapple) and the accompanying drink (a coconut and pineapple combination), it seemed that the meal might be a little too sweet.  To balance the sweetness, I decided to make a side dish that had no fruit or sweetness.  Also, as it was a late meal I wanted to make something that was light and quick to prepare.

Both of us love cheese, which makes an excellent contrast to fruit, so it seemed like a perfect ingredient in the side dish.  With a refrigerator that always has an assortment of cheeses, I checked out my options.  I found a block of Parmesan and wondered what I could create.

I am an eater who enjoys crunch in her meals, so I decided that I would combine the Parmesan with a few other ingredients, pop them in the oven for a few minutes, and make a fast and tasty side dish.  The result of my experiment was a batch of Parmesan Crisps that both of us enjoyed.  I plan to make them for the kids one day soon, as they, too, enjoy cheese and should find this to be a tasty snack.

Parmesan Crisps


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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated
  2. 4 tsp. flour
  3. Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Grease cookie sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cheese and flour.
  4. Add pepper to season.
  5. Place rounded tablespoons of mixture half inch apart on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Serve immediately, or place on a cooling rack.
Notes
  1. Makes 1 dozen.
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1 Comments
  1. whoami says:

    You can also take the crisps while warm and shape them into small bowls to hold other foods; it makes a neat and tasty ‘bowl’.

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