Parmesan Cheese Baskets

crispy parmesan cheese baskets

If you are looking for an original recipe for a special dinner or simply you want make a creative dish, we suggest you a particular idea: parmesan cheese baskets! It is a delicious basket made with Parmesan cheese that you can fill with any type of foods: salad, cream cheese, pasta, risotto, vegetables and fruits. This thin and crispy sheet represents a tasty receptacle for many of your recipes.

To make these decorative cheese baskets you need few ingredients but a certain dexterity. For this reason, we recommend you do a few tries before serving them on your table.

Well, let’s see how to make a Parmesan basket.

crispy parmesan cheese basket


To make parmesan cheese basket

  • Warm up a panon a small fire.
  • When it is hot, sprinkle a uniform layer of grated Parmigiano Reggiano on the pan bottom.
  • While the cheese melts, move the cheese edges with a spatula to prevent it from sticking on the pan.
  • When the cheese has become a sort of "crepe", remove the pan from the heat, wait a few seconds and with the help a spatula, place the parmesan cheese crisp on a bowl to give it the desired shape.

Some tips about Parmigiano cheese basket

An average asket requires 0.9 oz of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. The quantity can, however, vary according to the size and thicknessof the basket you want to make.

To do an average-size basket: shape the cheese basket on a bowl; for a small basket use an Espresso cup, for a large cheese basket, use a flat plate.

You can use the latter for serving a good Risotto alla Milanese or pasta.


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