Last week I tried some parmesan cheese “chips” from my local grocery store. They were salty and had just enough crunch to get me through my afternoon snack craving. I used them again the next day to go with a big bowl of warm homemade tomato soup (instead of using crackers) which was delicious together. This week, instead of paying upward of $5-$6 for a small package of 12 parmesan chips. I grabbed my own block of cheese, turned on the oven and set out to make my own.
I grabbed some parmesan…
…and shredded about a cups worth. The amount doesn’t really matter. If you have pre-shredded cheese in your pantry, that would work fine too.
Then I used a small cookie cutter, although you don’t even need it, to form little cheese circles on a baking pan with a silicone mat.
Each of these circles are about 1 tablespoon… maybe a little more, maybe a little less.
Then I sprinkled some Herbs De Province over the top. Any seasoning would be great, I’m wanting to try some crushed red pepper next.
Then pop them in the oven that’s ready to go at 400 degrees. This is what they should look like after about 5 minutes. Just as soon as they are bubbly and have that golden color to them.
Set them on the counter for a little while to cool. I waited about 10 minutes. Once cooled you’ll be able to take them off the baking mat easier.
They should come off the mat without a problem…
The longer you let them cool/dry the crispier they will be.
They are so thin and taste great!
I can’t wait to make more of these. That was way to easy. I’m also thinking of trying this same technique with other types of cheese. Like I said earlier, this is great for a snack or paired with a soup for lunch or dinner, or even something extra with a salad. It gives you that delectable, savory, salty taste and extra boost of protein without going over board on calories. I also like that it’s just one ingredient (not including the seasoning). Can’t get easier than that!
What cheese would you use?