How to Make Easy Cheese Crisps (Cheese Tuiles)

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    Here Is What You Will Need to Make Cheese Crisps (Cheese Tuiles)

    Parmesan crisp
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    Cheese Crisps are great as the base for appetizers or as a garnish for salads like this Shrimp with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Recipe. Here's what you'll need to make cheese crisps (cheese tuiles):

    • 1 cup grated hard cheese like or Parmigiano Reggiano
       
    • Black pepper, paprika, chopped parsley (all optional)

    Makes 4 Cheese Crisps.

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    Grate the Cheese and Place on a Silicone Mat

    Place Mounds of Cheese on Silicone Mat
    Place Mounds of Cheese on Silicone Mat. © 2009 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
    • Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat. Using a small cookie scoop, place heaping scoops of cheese, that has been grated on the small holes of a box grater, 3 inches apart on the mat.
       
    • Using the ball part of the scoop, spread the cheese into a 4-inch circle. If desired, sprinkle with black pepper, paprika or parsley (I prefer them plain). Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until golden and lacy-looking.
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    Drape Hot Cheese Crisps Over a Form

    Drape hot cheese crisps over a form.
    Drape hot cheese crisps over a form. © 2009 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
    • After removing the crisps from the oven, wait 1 second and, using a thin metal spatula, drape them over a small bowl, rolling pin or other form you desire it to take. Alternatively, you can leave it flat.
       
    • Cheese crisps are great to hold appetizers, and as a garnish for salads or mashed potatoes and other savory foods. They're also great on their own as a snack.