Servings: 2 Prep: 4 min Cook: 11 mins Total: 15 min
This is kind of a fun one. It’s … 100% CHEESE!!! It should also be said that this particular bowl is about the size of an upturned beanie.
A few months ago, I made very small parmesan cheese cups. Around the same time, I made some hazelnut crackers. Both spawned several emails and comments about bigger bowls, cheese shapes and “other” things which can be used for dipping. This led me to deciding to make a bigger bowl, with a different cheese and then suggest you break it up for “chips” … with which to dip … OR … fill it up with stuff, like a Taco Salad!
These bowls are a lot of fun, completely and totally and utterly delicious and quite strong, too! They will hold your salad, or grilled chicken, or whatever you choose to put in it (nothing with too much liquid, though. Soup would be a disaster!)
They are little more than cheese melted and fried in a non-stick sauté pan. Once it’s sufficiently fried, it’s scraped out and IMMEDIATELY draped over a upturned bowl or cup, where it will form its shape and harden. YAY!
Note: Again, this can be simply broken up and used as chips for a nice salsa, or any other creamy dip. Finally, you don’t need to limit yourself to bowls. Try hanging the cheese sheets over a wooden spoon handle sitting over a pot … TACO SHELLS!
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- 1/2 lb cheddar cheese grated
- Heat a large non-stick sauté pan over medium heat.
- Evenly sprinkle your grated cheese around the base of the pan.
- Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to occasionally adjust the pan over the burner, to ensure that it cooks evenly (this means moving the pan around the burner ... one side may cook quickly, so move the side that ISN'T cooking quickly over the center of the burner to catch it up, etc.)
- Continue to cook over low-medium heat. The cheese will melt and melt together. It will eventually begin to fry and darken. Once the cheese has a firm "crispy" look to it, but before it burns, pry it out with a heat resistant plastic spatula and IMMEDIATELY drape it over an upside-down bowl. It should form to the shape of the bowl and quickly begin to harden.
- Allow it to rest for a few minutes, or until it's sufficiently chilled.
- Repeat the process to make more cheese bowls!
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