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Parmesan Crisps

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Master the basic technique of making Parmesan Crisps and you will find it has many uses. They can be served as an appetizer or to accompany many dishes that might need an accent, like my French Carrot Soup.

Notes on Techniques

This recipe is pretty straightforward — one and only one ingredient. Surprisingly though, there is some room for creativity based on intended uses. As demonstrated in the photos below, the Parmesan can be mounded, creating more of a solid wafer with a honeycomb look as the cheese bubbles. Or it can be spread out giving a freeform look.

Experiment with different approaches to give your dish the accent you like.


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Parmesan Crisps

Yield: 6 crisps
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Easy, tasty and showy


  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • ¼ freshly ground Black Pepper (optional, or feel free to use more if it matches your use.)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle grated Parmesan on the sheets, spread to 2-inch mounds, or spread out as desired. You may choose round or elongated ovals to give a bit of design. Add a bit of pepper, if using.
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes until crisp and desired color is reached.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Calculated Nutrition is estimated.

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