Lacy Parmesan Crisps
Low Carbohydrate Diet
Lacy Parmesan Crisps are called frico in Italy. They are delicious wafers are simply spoonfuls of grated Parmesan cheese that are baked and cooled.
A non-stick silicon baking mat gives the best results and is easy to use, but you can use a nonstick cookie sheet instead. Using the bakeware liner makes clean up on these a breeze!
6 ounces Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated (1-1/2 cups)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line large cookie sheet with reusable nonstick bakeware liner.
Drop level tablespoons Parmesan cheese 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet; spread to form 2-inch rounds.
Bake Parmesan cheese rounds until edges just begin to color, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer crisps, still on bakeware liner, to wire rack; cool 2 minutes.
Transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining Parmesan cheese.
Yield: 24 crisps
Serving size: 1 crisp
Calories: 28; Protein: 3g; Carbohydrate: 0; Total fat: 2g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 114mg
Parmesan crackers are just what you need when you crave cheese but don't want all the calories. These craggy treats are best served alone, as most dips are too heavy for pairing.
9 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with the thyme. Transfer to the oven and bake until melted and lightly colored, about 6 minutes. Set aside to cool. Serves 2.
Nutrition information: Calories: 98; Calories from Fat: 58; Fat: 6.5g; Saturated Fat: 3.9g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 344mg; Carbohydrates: 1.2g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Protein: 8.7g