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Cumin-Parmesan Crisps

Italians call these irresistible treats frico, or "little trifles." Served on their own, they make nice cocktail snacks.

Courses: Snacks, Starters and appetizers

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 292g / 10ozCoarsely-grated Parmesan cheese - (abt 6 oz)
1 teaspoon 5mlCumin seeds or fennel seeds - finely crushed or
  Ground in spice grinder
  Nonstick vegetable oil spray

Recipe Instructions

Mix cheese and cumin in medium bowl. Spray medium nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; heat over medium heat. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons cheese mixture in 4-inch round lace-like pattern over bottom of skillet. Cook until cheese is melted, bubbling and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

Using thin metal spatula, carefully and gradually loosen edges of cheese crisp; gently transfer to paper towels to cool. Repeat with remaining cheese mixture, cooking 1 cheese crisp at a time and spraying skillet with nonstick spray before each crisp is cooked. Cool. (Can be made 6 hours ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.) Serve at room temperature.

This recipe yields about 8 crisps.

Source:
Bon Appetit, March 2001

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