Parmesan Snowflakes

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Perfect cheesy snowflake perched atop the Greek Shrimp Salad.  

At my ladies luncheon, I served a tangy Greek Shrimp Salad, with giant Parmesan Snowflakes.  The flakes were the perfect touch to jazz up the salad.  So easy to make, but they did take practice.

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Well, they look more like stars than snowflakes, but since I live in the South, I have an excuse not to really know what snowflakes look like.

I remember the first time I actually saw a big snowfall while visiting North Alabama.  I was profoundly disappointed the flakes didn’t look like those on Charlie Brown’s show or the paper variety I cut out in school.

 

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To make this edible version, grate your Parmesan cheese, then arrange it into your desired shape on a baking sheet.  I didn’t use parchment paper or spray of any kind.  Bake at 350° until they turn slightly dark – this is the part to practice.  If you undercook them, they are still mushy, but too long in the oven and they are brittle as Great Granny’s bones.

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I made these a day ahead of time, stored them in an air-tight container, between sheets of waxed paper in the refrigerator. I think chilling caused them to be a bit chewy, and next time will keep them out on the counter at room temperature until I need them.

Of course, my friends swore theirs were perfectly light, crispy and the best snowflakes they’d eaten all year!  I think they were just being nice.  These good friends just scored big gratitude points and will definitely be coming back for more experimental food projects.

If they dare!

 

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  1. Rachel says

    Yum, these look so tasty, Hope! Thanks for the tip about keeping them at room temperature. I think I’ll do these for a Christmas Eve dinner party.

  2. says

    Oh yummy for sure! You are tempting me to try these soon! Thanks for coming by and visiting me as well, I do appreciate it, Merry Christmas, and I am your newest follower!

    Jan @ The Pink Geranium

  3. says

    These ARE awesome and I know from experience….a friend brought soup into the office one day and slipped one of these crisps into it. At first I thought it was a cracker of some sort and then I asked “what kind of cracker was that…it was phenomenal ” She explained how to make these etc. So if you make these again, try one in a bowl of soup, too. Heaven……..:)

  4. says

    What a neat idea! I’ve never seen anything like that before.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    xo
    Claudia

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