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.
Katheryn I noticed you used a silicone sheet…available at a kitchen shop? Can you use it for everything? Cookies etc? Thanking you in advance
Yes you can use it for everything, like cookies etc. You can buy at a kitchen store or any store that has kitchen supplies, like Bed Bath and Beyond or even Walmart might have them but you don’t have to use them, you can just use parchment paper. Using the parchment or silicon sheets makes it so much easier to remove the cheese crisps and they are super easy and quick to make. Thanks for your question and
Thank you very much!
Mmmm these sounds good! I’m for anything with cheese!
I made these over the weekend for some friends but I used much less cumin and added a touch of cayenne powder and some chipolte chili powder. They were a nice munchie with our cosmos and I doubled the recipe with no problems and they were consumed quite quickly. I did make them a day ahead but warmed them up very slightly before serving since no one wants to eat cold melted cheese.
Good idea adding the chipolte pepper, smoked paprika would be a nice touch also. I’m glad your friends enjoyed them.