I seriously thought I came up with this idea for Parmesan crisps, on my own, “back in the day” when I first started following a low-carb diet. And, in truth, I still do these differently than most people. Definitely different than this recipe. But the following video does a good job of offering some really great options and versions that I hadn’t tried before.
My own recipe hasn’t been used for making small “chips”, like she does in this video. Which, actually, I think is brilliant! I mean…I’ve used this as a snacking treat, of course, but I also use my version for more substantial meals and not just for snacking.
For instance…I use my version to make “taco shell sized” cheese “tortillas” that I then bend in half and use as shells for tacos. They can then be filled with seasoned meat, lettuce, cheese, onions, tomatoes, salsa, and sour cream.
I’ve also topped them with pepperoni, sliced black olives, etc. and used them as a quick and easy pizza substitute.
These uses are really great because as the melted cheese cools it becomes really crispy, so it’s perfect as a taco shell or pizza crust…with the caveat that they DO become soft and mushy when they come in contact with other wet ingredients.
So, my method?
I prefer to use the microwave. Simply take a salad plate sized saucer. Lightly spray with cooking spray (Pam) then spread pre-shredded Parmesan cheese evenly in a circle to cover the center portion of the plate. Microwave for about 1 minute or until all of the cheese is melted…but also starting to brown and “dry out.” You don’t want to take it out too soon, while the cheese is gooey. You want to give it a little longer until the cheese is getting crispy. Then remove it from the microwave and use a small, metal spatula to remove the cheese “tortilla” from the saucer and place it on a paper towel to drain.
You will be mind blown! These are so awesome and delicious! And super easy to make!
But watch this video for more ideas for ingredients to add to change up the flavor profile and also to use as a snacking chip! I’m definitely going to try that idea!
And, as always, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
I’d love to hear your own ideas and versions!
Until next time.
I wish you health!
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