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Parmesan crisps September 27, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — zellner @ 10:50 pm

I recently saw an episode of Everyday Italian that stars Giada de Laurentiis on the Food Network.  She was putting together a brunch and created the cutest salad for her party.  I wrote down the instructions and hoped I would have a reason to try her recipe.  A sweet lady at our church had a baby and I originally bought all the ingredients for her meal, thinking it would be a fun way to celebrate with her.  But I ended up making a different meal and never got to try the salad.

Dot’s birthday party came next and I was so glad to get to try out the recipe 🙂

You start with freshly grated parmesan.  Scoop 1/4 cup and place on a cookie sheet that has a silicone mat on it.  Flatten it a little with your fingers to spread it evenly in a circle.

Cook on 375 for 8-10 minutes.  I started with 8 minutes and just kept checking to make sure it was browning a little.

When they are turning golden, remove from the oven and let them set for a minute.  Then use a spatula and place them over an upside down muffin pan. Press gently around the tin so that it creates a cup shape.


(Ignore the fact that my muffin tins look terrible and I obviously need new pans 🙂 )

Fill each cup with a salad of your choice.  I filled these with romaine and topped each one with an individual mandarin orange.

You can also leave the cheese in a circular crisp and add it as a side to any salad.  I think I will try it with cheddar cheese next.


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