Mauer's Crispy Parmesan

5 ounces Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese, shredded*

Place the oven rack in the upper-center and lower-center position and begin heating to 350 degrees.

Line two, half-sheet pans with parchment paper.

Measure two rounded tablespoons of the shredded Parmesan and place it, like small haystacks, onto the parchment-lined pan about 2-inches apart.

Place the pans in the oven and bake for 8 minutes. Reverse the pans from top rack to bottom rack and continue baking for 8 to 10 more minutes, or until the melted cheese is a nice golden brown.

Remove the pans to cooling racks and let cool completely.

Store in a sealed container or bag in the refrigerator. Makes 24 crisps.

Nutrition values per crisp: 25 calories (59 percent from fat), 1.6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0.2 g carbohydrates, 0.05 g sugars, 0 g fiber, 2.2 g protein, 4 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium.

*You can use any brand of full-fat parmesan cheese. You can also experiment with full-fat cheddar cheese.

Courtesy of Don MauerCool the baked cheese crisps thoroughly before storing.
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