These tasty parmesan crisps can easily be transformed into perfect appetizers. Shaped into baskets and garnished with a favourite filling, they make refined entrées to serve before an elegant dinner.
- Prep: 5 min
- Cooking: 7 min - 8 min
- Canadian Parmesan Cheese grated
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
Place approximately 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated Parmesan cheese and spread, making sure to leave space between rounds.
Leave plain or flavour to taste using your favourite herbs or spices.
Bake at 375 °F (190 °C) for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven and place crisps on an absorbent paper towel to cool. The crisps will harden. They are now ready to serve.
You may also cook them individually in a skillet to shape them as you wish.
Warm non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spread cheese to make a round of approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm). The cheese will melt, spread and begin to bubble. Once it starts to turn golden brown, remove gently from skillet.
To create a small basket, press crisp over the bottom of an inverted glass and shape by gently pushing the extremities of the crisp down the sides of the glass. Allow to cool. Garnish basket to create an original appetizer.
Another option is to place the warm crisp over a small rolling pin to give it a different shape for garnishing. Use same procedure for the next one until you have used up all of your parmesan.