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I really love cheese. My family still laughs about how I made up my own mealtime blessing as a small child – “Cheese, that’s all!” Well, we ended up getting a Costco membership in order to get things we needed for self-catering our wedding, and I discovered they have 2.5 pound blocks of Tillamook sharp cheddar. It’s totally amazing! I’m perfectly happy eating slices of cheese, but I thought it would be fun to experiment with new recipes, too. These baked garlic cheese crisps are just one of the fun new ways I’ve found to use cheese! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
We stocked up on canned soup because we expected to get hit by double hurricanes, but then we dodged the bullet, so to speak, and now we have lots of soup at home! It’s nice enough for nights when we’re short on time or inspiration, but (boringly) every can of soup in our house right now is the same flavor! Snooze. Wanting to spruce up soup meals and having a beautiful, new 2.5 pound block of awesome led me to make these guys. I’ll admit they’re not the world’s most photogenic items, but they are tasty!
I made these guys on my new Silpat baking mat. I’m so excited to own it and very thankful to the wonderful person who gave it to us as a wedding gift! But I digress. I know these work well on a silicone mat, but if you don’t have one, I recommend trying a sheet of parchment paper, instead.
I get about nine large cheese crisps from a cup of cheese. Those nine crisps take up my entire baking sheet! I used about a tablespoon for each one, but you can use less to create smaller, more plentiful crisps from the same cup of cheese. Or, of course, you can just shred more cheese and do several batches! Speaking of shredding cheese, I think it’s really important to freshly grate your cheese instead of using the pre-shredded stuff. Pre-shredded cheese contains anti-caking agents that tend to make the texture funny when the cheese is melted!
Baked Garlic Cheese Crisps
If you don’t want to add garlic, you can just bake the cheese plain or try adding in your other favorite seasonings. It could be fun to experiment!
Linda @ Mixed Kreations
This look yummy! I love grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. Will have to try these next time. Thanks for the tip about using fresh grated cheese. Pinning to try later with my big bowl of tomato soup (-;
I’m so sorry – I thought I’d already ‘approved’ your comment! Thank you for pinning. =) I hope you enjoy them as a fun way to mix up your tomato soup experience!
I’m thinking it might be fun to try other combinations too, such as a jack cheese with chili powder, or an Italian blend with oregano.
As long as the cheese melts, this should work. I thought about doing some other flavors and just haven’t had the chance yet!