Parmesan Cheese Chips

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.

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

I grabbed some parmesan…

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

…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.

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

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.

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

Each of these circles are about 1 tablespoon… maybe a little more, maybe a little less.

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

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.

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

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.

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

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.

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

They should come off the mat without a problem…

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

…and serve!

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

The longer you let them cool/dry the crispier they will be.

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

They are so thin and taste great!

{Texas Craft House} High protein low carb snack idea - parmesan cheese chips/crisps, so easy and so tasty

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?

{Texas Craft House} Cassie

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