I was eating a grilled cheese the other day and got some of that grilled crispiness on the outside and thought, I just want more of that and only that. So I cooked up some cheese and made it into bowls for the game. These are super simple crispy cheese bowls to make any salad just that much unhealthier. Great for taco salad or to just dip in salsa. It's like lazy nachos. Chip and cheese in one.

What you'll need:
  • Shredded cheese
  • Paper towels
  • Small bowl
  • Pan

Step 1: Apply Heat

Using a flat bottomed wok or just a frying pan, put in a handful of cheese on medium heat. After about a minute, it will start to bubble out evenly. At this point I usually pour off any excess oil thats been released, but that's optional. When the edges start to look just barely golden brown, use a spatula to lift around the edges first and then under the middle. You want the cheese to still be floppy, but if your spatula sticks, give it a few more seconds.
<p>I've made these by accident before, but never thought of it as a stand-alone snack. I am going to be trying this for sure!</p>
<p>I've made these with a little flour tossed in with the cheese before baking in a hot oven (on parchment paper or a silpat). It makes them a little crunchier and with more body. If you need gluten free, you could use non-wheat flour. Parmesean and Asiago work great too, although your melty, cheddary cheese is making me hungry.</p><p>Great pictures, and love the bowl idea. Oh the power of cheese!</p>
<p>Cool! I'll give that a shot next time. </p>
You could use the ice cream cone mold and make pizza cones
<p>That sounds amazing. </p>
Omg, I found out about this and totally flipped! Love em. I just made fried cheese the other day, because some cheese came out of my grilled cheese too. I was like???? But I ate it, and it was awesome, now I purposely burn shredded cheese in pan to eat. Now these are just perfect for me, and are genius. Love these. Forget about tortilla bowls these rock! Thanks for sharing with us!
<p>Tortilla chips!? PSH!!! CHEESE CHIPS!</p>
<p>I also used to make flat chips like ones, but this is a very good idea. Thank you!</p>
Genius, i used to just make flat ones to munch on like chips, but shaping them into a bowl is such an awesome idea
<p>Awesome! And little ones for bite sized snacks :)</p>
<p>Totally! It's basically a gluten free cheez-it.</p>

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