Introduction: Crispy Cheese Bowls
What you'll need:
- Shredded cheese
- Paper towels
- Small bowl
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.
Step 2: Form It Into a Bowl
These steps should happen fairly quickly, so be sure to have everything prepped ahead of time. Moving the cooked cheese, carefully place it onto a small cup or bowl that you're using as your mold. Take a folded paper towel and press it onto the cheese on top of the form. Hold it in the shape for about 10 seconds and then remove the paper towel. If it sticks, cook the next one a little longer. At this point it should be stiff and crispy. Take it off the mold and move on to the next one.
Step 3: Or Don't
Alternately, you can just put it on a paper towel flat and then break it into chips. Since a full bowl is a lot of cheese, the chips can be good to just put out next to the salad. I like to put them into craft paper cones. It elevates it a little beyond overcooked cheese.