It started when I made myself an omelette and when I went to wash the pan, there were a few sprinkles of crispy parmesan still in the pan. Which, naturally I ate.
Yum. So then I started to wonder, what if I just sprinkled parmesan on a dry, non-stick pan and cooked it? So I tried it. I covered the base of the pan with parmesan -- just the packet shredded stuff I get from the supermarket.
I cooked it gently until it looked lacy. . .
. . . and was starting to look toasty around the edges.
Then I carefully lifted the edge with a wooden fork and slipped it onto a plate.
I snipped it up with my kitchen scissors and put it out — still warm— for nibbles with a drink.
I forgot to take a photo of the crispy cheese bits on the nice plate. They didn't last long. Absolutely addictive, especially while still warm. I had to make two batches.
Now I know when I have unexpected visitors and I have nothing ready to serve as nibbles with drinks, I can always fall back on this. It doesn't take long and it's delicious. I'm never without parmesan and that's all it takes. Try it.
Of course when I went looking on the web I discovered Italians have been making these for ever,and calling them frico. There are also recipes that call them parmesan crisps.