Say Cheese!

So, we had the fiancée’s parents over yesterday for Mother’s Day. We had a great time planning and preparing the menu. The items I am most proud of are the parmesan “ baskets” we created to serve our first course (Caesar Salad) in. I learned how to make these from a chef that I work with, but they are totally do-able at home….
  • Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. (do NOT spray the skillet – this will ruin the cheese and the basket – trust me, I tried it. The oil will prevent the cheese from hardening).

  • Sprinkle appx ¾ a cup of grated parmesan over the bottom of the skillet. The exact amount you will need depends on the size of the pan – you just need to coat it lightly.

  • Cook cheese until it melts and browns (2-4 minutes).

  • Once the cheese is totally melted, grab the edge of it with tongs and remove from the pan (it should come off in one sheet).

  • Quickly drape “sheet” of cheese over a wide soup can or glass and allow to harden.

  • Once cooled and hardened, gently remove from can, invert on plate, and fill with salad of your choice. Voila!






It makes an edible and impressive addition to any meal! And they are SOOO easy.
Enjoy! fls

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

mmm....fried cheese.

Sarah M said...

I love it! Such a cute little touch.

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Broady said...

That looks awesome! I will be trying this out in the next week.

Farrell & Lauren said...

I would like to point out that about 50% of our posts somehow involve cheese.

Excellent. - LG

Stefanie said...

That's a really cute idea for a lunch with friends!

Cheese is such a great thing! When I was editor of my school's paper, we had an April Fool's Edition. What was our centerfold? CHEESE! Every type of cheese you can think of with pictures to follow. Thought you girls would appreciate that! :0)

Anonymous said...

I had the great pleasure of getting to try it (the finance's mother).
It was very good and a nice presentation!! I will definitely try the recipe.

Kerry said...

new to your blog...

I have seen this and it looks good and I am sure tastes good too!

atlanta social said...

I have done this before and love it.