Parmesan crisps, also known as frico or cheese crisps, are a popular snack made with Parmesan cheese that have a crunchy texture and a savory, salty flavor. They are often served as an appetizer or snack, and can be enjoyed on their own or paired with a dip or spread.
To make Parmesan crisps, start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grate fresh Parmesan cheese and sprinkle it in small piles on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each pile. Use the back of a spoon to flatten each pile into a thin, even layer.
Bake the Parmesan crisps for 5-7 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. Use a spatula to carefully transfer the Parmesan crisps to a plate or serving platter.
Parmesan crisps can be seasoned with herbs, spices, or other toppings to add extra flavor. Try sprinkling them with black pepper, garlic powder, or chopped fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary before baking. You can also experiment with other types of hard, aged cheese, like Asiago or Pecorino Romano, to make different types of cheese crisps.