Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 3 mins

Grate some cheese and after three minutes in the oven, you have a beautiful appetizer for a glass of wine. The cheese melts into a lacy circle, and the fresh chives add color and flavor. Try other fresh herbs or freshly ground pepper for variety. I found this in the Chicago Sun-Times Food Section and was impressed with how well these turn out!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cover baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment and lightly brush parchment with butter.
  3. Sprinkle cheese in mounds on baking sheets and flatten slightly with a fork to 2-inch rounds.
  4. Bake for 2-1/2 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle Parmesan rounds with chives and bake for 30 seconds or until golden brown.
  6. Remove Parmesan rounds from oven.
  7. Leave for 2 minutes to become crisp.
  8. Using a metal palette knife, transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Most Helpful

i love these! I make them with swiss sometimes also... really great for low-carb diets! instead of chives, I've added a little bbq seasoning and they taste like a bbq chip!

LauraTracey August 07, 2003

My new addiction! so very good, I used both pepper and the chives, no butter, the parchment worked fine without it. Thank you very much!

Miss. McGillicudy February 03, 2006

I just love these with spinach dip. I could munch on them all night. Bella

Bella chef September 23, 2003

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