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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 456.0
  • Total Fat: 30.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 79.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,862.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 41.6 g

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Cheese Crisps

Submitted by: THATCATHOLICBOY
Cheese Crisps

Introduction

These are an oven-baked version of the Italian frico. It's just basically thin rounds of baked cheese. One of the cool things about it is that they are moldable when still warm. If you drape them over an upturned glass, they will form a cup that you can fill with anything you like. It makes a really nice presentation for a party.

http://lowcarbdiets.about.co
m/od/snacks/r/cheesecrisps.htm
These are an oven-baked version of the Italian frico. It's just basically thin rounds of baked cheese. One of the cool things about it is that they are moldable when still warm. If you drape them over an upturned glass, they will form a cup that you can fill with anything you like. It makes a really nice presentation for a party.

http://lowcarbdiets.about.co
m/od/snacks/r/cheesecrisps.htm

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 cup grated hard cheese (such as Parmesean) - NOT the dried powdery stuff

    NOTE ON TYPE OF CHEESE:
    You can use any kind, really, but the results will be different. Hard cheeses, such as Parmesan, Romano, Asagio, etc, will make a crisp "shell," whereas cheddar will be more chewy and "lacey" (the fat separates out), though still firm. Softer cheeses such as mozzerella will not work well.

Directions

Toss cheese with any seasonings you'd like -- garlic powder (about half a teaspoon for a cup of cheese), hot pepper powder, even cinnamon. Or leave plain.

Pile 1 to 4 Tablespoons of cheese (depending on the size you want) on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper oiled on both sides. Flatten the tops so they are in more or less an even pile. There should be at least two inches between smaller mounds, 4 inches between larger ones.

Bake 5 to 6 minutes until they are a light golden brown (they will be a little darker at the edges). It happens fast, so watch carefully.

If you want to mold them into a shape, you want to "drape" them while still warm. You can make cups over an upturned glass, or "taco shell" shapes by draping over any cylindrical object that is at hand (rolling pin, side of glass)

Serving Suggestions: Fill with fruit, dip, salad. Spread flat ones with sugar-free jam (I'm not kidding), or any spread you want, or eat plain.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THATCATHOLICBOY.






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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    If you are a carb counter,this is a great way to form a taco shell and just line it with a lettuce leaf and fill with your favorites. Also after u form the cheese, u can fill with omlet stuff or whatever. - 2/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used two cups of cheese and ended up with about ten crisps. Yummm - 4/10/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    When I'm in a hurry, I just fry these up in my non-stick skillet. I make bite size ones for snacking or for "chips" to dip in something yummy! - 2/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! how many did you make with this recipe using 1 cup of cheese? - 2/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used 3 cups of Parmesan cheese, and added about a 1/4 cup of water to make the cheese stick together a little better when I put them on the pan. I also added some sea salt to the mixture. Next time I think I am going to add a little mozzarella cheese to mix it up a bit, so many options! Love it! - 8/15/10

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  • The article this was taken from says the oven should be 350 degrees. - 1/16/14

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  • lovely, have to be careful and not overeat these - 3/31/13

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  • I've molded warm ones around a wooden spoon handle to make "cigars" to use as a garnish. Can be made in a nonstick skillet, or in a 400F oven for 7-10 minutes... if no one answered that question in the past. - 7/9/12

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  • At what temperature do you set set the oven???????????? - 2/6/12

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  • What temperature? - 2/6/12

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  • These are so good. I also sprinkled some Italian seasoning on each pile before putting them in the oven. Delicious! - 1/30/12

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  • the link said Preheat oven to 350 F to answer one sparkfriend's question ....I am going to make these for sure ! - 1/17/12

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  • I am very new to cooking, and baking and this seems very easy to do, but can anyone help me and tell me how high i should bake these at? - 1/14/12

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  • Made it with cheddar and Tony Chachere's. Yum! - 1/13/12

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  • I love these 'crackers' & I don't find it helpful that people diss them by commenting on the calories or fat. Our brains & hormones depend on fat to function properly, fat is not the enemy in our diets, use moderation & intelligence instead of condemnation. Crisps don't affect blood sugar levels. - 1/10/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    low carb but 4556 calories? - 1/12/11

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  • Love these! - 3/7/10

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