Parmesan Snowflakes

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.

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.

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.

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!

Find this recipe and other cool Christmas ideas at Coastal Charm, Between Naps on The Porch, Claiming Our Space, From My Front Porch To YoursStone Gable, Alderberry Hill, Savvy Southern StyleSouthern Hospitality,  Primp, Mockingbird Hill Cottage, Common Ground, My Romantic HomeFrench Country Cottage Funky Junk Interiors, It’s Overflowing and The Dedicated House.

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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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