Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5-6 minutes
Yield: 16-18 pieces
I’ve been making these for years, they are quick with fairly simple ingredients. Add whatever is your favorite herb or spice or no spice at all, just the cheese is very flavourful. Experiment with the cheeses, use parmesan or gouda as part of the equation, even a touch of blue cheese gives a great tangy flavor. It is easy to double or triple the recipe, depends on how many you want or how many guests you are serving. They will freeze really well. You just need to heat up in the oven for 5 minutes at 325 F.
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon cornmeal
2/3 cup of gruyere finely grated
2/3 cup of extra old cheddar finely grated
1 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix well.
2. On a parchment paper or silicon lined baking sheet, place 8-9 tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Make sure the cheese piles are about 2 inches apart. When melting, the cheese will spread out. Bake in 400 F oven until light golden brown, 5-6 minutes, please watch closely. Take them out of the oven and let cool and harden a little, now carefully remove with a spatula from the pan onto a wire rack to completely cool.
What’s great about this snack is that you can make them ahead of time and just warm a little before service in a 325 degree F oven. If you want to keep them longer, place in a sealed container and freeze for up to 3 months, I’ve done this many times.