CRUNCHY PARMESAN BOWL
For outstanding flavor and texture, make a Crunchy Parmesan Bowl. Spaghettiless is my favorite use for one.
Crunchy Parmesan Bowl
I love cheese. Pick a cheese, any cheese. If left to my own devices, I would become a cheesatarian. Especially, Parmesan is one of my favorites. Versatile and salty, it adds a punch to foods.
When I started eating keto, I gave up bread and pasta. I missed the crunch of croutons and garlic bread with salads and pasta. Since Parmesan adds so much to a recipe, I began experimenting with it to create a Crunchy Parmesan Bowl. It took me a couple of tries to perfect my gluten free, low carb recipe. Once I discovered that soup cups are the perfect size, I was set to enjoy salad and pasta again.
Chef Alexa says that freshly grated Parmesan melts better and is free of additives. It will make a crispier bowl.
Usually, I serve Caesar Salad and Spaghettiless in these. You can make them in advance and hold for a couple of weeks in a resealable plastic bag. What else are you going to serve in the Crunchy Parmesan Bowl? Let me know.
Use soup cups to form the bowls. To save counter space, I double them up.
Comment on Instagram what you want to serve in the bowl.
Less than 5 minutes
Less than 5 minutes
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- In a 9-inch skillet, sprinkle cheese into an 8-inch circle.
- Cook over medium heat until bubbly and golden brown.
- Remove from heat and let stand for 20 seconds.
- Very carefully, use a spatula to remove cheese from pan.
- Immediately, drape over an inverted bowl.
- Place another bowl of same size atop and let cool.
- When room temperature, remove bowls and fill with sauce or salad.
Because of the attention needed to pay to each bowl, don’t try to do more than one at a time.
Also, make sure to let skillet cool completely between sessions. I use multiple ones.
Want to add some flavor? Incorporate crushed red pepper flakes or dried herbs into the grated Parmesan.
NUTRITION BREAKDOWN, EACH SERVING
Net carbs: 4 grams
Total carbs: 4 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Fat: 29 grams
Protein: 40 grams
Glycemic load: 1