Friday, August 6, 2010

Parmesan Cheese Crisps

These are so easy, I feel a little guilty about even posting this.

But, I have such pretty photos...

And they make extra pretty garnishes for your ...

Pan Seared RIB EYE STEAK with a Cognac Pan Sauce 
served with...
Garlic Basil Pea Puree
And especially sticking out of...
Mashers - Garlic Mashed Potatoes

So, since they look so pretty, and make such useful garnishes for your plate, but MOST OF ALL, THESE ARE ABOUT THE TASTIEST LITTLE TIDBITS OF CHEESE YOU COULD EVER ASK FOR!!!

They are... Really!

All you need is a sheet of parchment paper,
2 TBS of freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
and a preheated oven set at 325 degrees...

Heck, if you keep an eye on em, you really don't even need to preheat the oven.

spread the cheese around to make a cookie shape, mostly flat.  the beauty comes from it's rustic unevenness, so no need to used a round cookie cutter to get a uniform look (unless you like that kind of thing).

It's done when the edges start to reach a golden brown crispness, while the center is bubbling.  Since this is a hard cheese, even though it melts and sticks together, the holes do not fill in, making it even more pretty!


And they taste really good as well.  Nothin' but salty cheese!


  1. Wow..that's beautiful. Bet they taste fabulous. I would love to try. Looks easy. Thanks very much for sharing.

  2. WOW WOW, this is so beautiful, what a great idea for plating purposes, and even can eat it. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend ahead.

  3. What beautiful idea as a garnish! Thanks!!

  4. Those are some of the most beautiful photos - mesmerizing! I loooove a Parmesan crisp, will have to try these out not o mention the pan seared rib-eye OMG! As always, looking forward to your next post:)

  5. Just saying hi to you and your lovely wife, as I haven't posted a comment on your blog in a while.

  6. These are gorgeous and super professional! You really can't go wrong with cheese!

  7. I'm all for easy AND delicious...adding in pretty too is just a bonus :)

  8. YUM - I need some homemade creamy tomato soup to float those in!