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Delicate Appetizers Appetizers with a Twist

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Cheese Lace crackers are literally crackers made from cheese, basically alone. The lacey treats will dazzle your party guests. Their delicate appearance contrasted with the bold flavor, will have the complements flying.

Cheese Lace Crackers

* 1 cup grated Parmesan

* 2 tbspn minced, fresh basil

* tbspn fresh lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Spoon heaping mounds of the mixture, inch apart, on a silicone baking sheet or parchment lined baking sheet. Tap each mound down, lightly.

Bake for 3 to 5 minutes until each lacey treat is crisp and golden.

This recipe is easily adjusted. Swap the grated Parmesan with Asiago or Grana Padana cheeses. Use fresh Cilantro or Parsley in place of the basil.

Try the peppery flavor of finely minced Arugala lettuce or Baby Spinach with a bold Swiss cheese. These hearty lettuces will hold up to the baking process just as well as herbs.

Finely grated garlic can be used instead of the lemon zest for a bold switch.

This recipe is a quick and easy appetizer for any time. These crackers make for a gorgeous garnish for salads or atop your steak, for a romantic flair.

The flavor and beauty of these crackers will be a requested favorite at the holidays and dinner parties. Making it well worth the expense of the specialty cheeses.


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