Roasted Cheese Crisps

"These cheese crisps are very versatile....sprinkle them into a green salad, use with hors d'oeuvres, serve with cocktails, use as a garnish on macaroni and cheese, or just snack on them! Lots of different cheeses could be used, just make sure you use a hard cheese....if it's too soft it will just melt and spread to form a uniform sheet of cheese in your pan. Play around with the flavorings too...I've just added the red pepper but you can use sweet or hot chile powder or add some cumin, fennel or coriander seeds, lightly crushed. Herbs likie rosemary or thyme can be added as well."
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
3
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Heat the oven to 375°.
  • Shred the block of cheese lengthwise (longer shreds work better) using a box grater with holes about 1/4-inch wide.
  • Place in a medium bowl.
  • Sprinkle with the flour; toss gently with a fork to coat the cheese.
  • Sprinkle with the red pepper, toss again.
  • Place a silicone baking mat or a sheet of parchment paper on a 16 1/2-by-11 1/2-inch sheet pan.
  • Scatter half of the cheese evenly over the mat.
  • Shake the pan gently to even the cheese out. Or, you can spread the cheese mixture into circles, any size you wish, from 3 inches to 10 inches in diameter.
  • Bake until the cheese is molten and golden brown, about 14-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven; cool.
  • Blot up any grease with paper towels.
  • Break the crisp into large pieces; arrange on a platter.
  • Wipe off the baking mat and repeating with the remaining cheese.

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Reviews

  1. lazy gourmet
    These are really good and hold up well for about a week! I'm going to suggest using reduced sodium cheese if you can find it (at least for the cheese I used) because it was in your face salty, but not in a terrible way, I'll just have to experiment with different cheeses (I used extra sharp cheddar). Also, do NOT substitute red pepper flakes for ground red pepper because the flakes will burn. (Been there, done it!) Great recipe though, I can't wait to experiment with it. Thanks for sharing!
     
  2. JiliBean
    so yummy!
     
  3. JESMom
    I made these as an appetizer for Easter, and everyone was completly wowed over them! Even my grandma asked me for the recipe! I used already grated cheese and just dumped it all onto the pan. We all loved them!
     
  4. Juenessa
    My 7 year old twins can barely keep their hands off these cheese crisps and they are only 15 minutes out of the oven! I have always liked to cook cheese in the microwave until it is crunchy, but have only made it 4 ounces at a time. This recipe is wonderful because it is such a big batch and also I love the kick of the ground red pepper! I used sharp cheddar cheese and cooked all 12 ounces on one cookie bar pan. It took the cheese about 20 minutes to get to that crunchy, golden brown state. I will definitely be making it this way again. Thanks, Hey Jude!
     
  5. kellyw2
    A friend served these with cocktails and had us all begging for the recipe. They were excellent!
     
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  1. lazy gourmet
    These are really good and hold up well for about a week! I'm going to suggest using reduced sodium cheese if you can find it (at least for the cheese I used) because it was in your face salty, but not in a terrible way, I'll just have to experiment with different cheeses (I used extra sharp cheddar). Also, do NOT substitute red pepper flakes for ground red pepper because the flakes will burn. (Been there, done it!) Great recipe though, I can't wait to experiment with it. Thanks for sharing!
     

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