CHEESE CRISPS!

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Registered: 07-18-2003
CHEESE CRISPS!
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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 9:50pm
OMG - these are SO good!!! I've been craving a crispy, salty snack that's NOT a veggie and I found it! Spray Pam on a plate. Then take a small handful of low-fat cheddar (or cheese of your preference) and put it in the middle of the plate. Microwave for 1 1/2 min or until it starts getting hard. Voila! It's like a giant cheese cracker and SO yummy! I'm glad it was the end of my cheese, because I may have gone overboard and made a bunch of them.
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Registered: 07-18-2003
In reply to: court475
Wed, 07-23-2003 - 6:57am
You know it's funny! As much as I've seen people say these are good. I have never tried them. I might give it a try!

cl-michelle81663

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Registered: 07-18-2003
In reply to: court475
Wed, 07-23-2003 - 9:10am
DO IT Michelle! They are awesome! Also, sorry, this was obviously supposed to go under recipes!
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Registered: 07-24-2003
In reply to: court475
Sat, 07-26-2003 - 10:03pm
Do you know how many times I messed this recipe up today? My whole house smells like burnt cheese right now. I cooked it too little the first time (and wondered why on Earth you guys were elated about rubberized cheese) then I cooked it too long (thus the burning), now I cooked it just shy of too long and it was partially crispy, partially rubbery. I think I'll wait for round 4 tomorrow.

Erika

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Registered: 07-18-2003
In reply to: court475
Sat, 07-26-2003 - 10:14pm
LOL!!! Erika,

I haven't got the hang of it either. Maybe someone out there can give us a few pointers!

cl-michelle81663

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Registered: 07-12-2003
In reply to: court475
Sun, 07-27-2003 - 2:39pm
I posted a message about these too, but it got erased off the board, along with some others (??)

Anyway, the 1st time I tried it I had no idea how long to cook the cheese so I did 30 second intervals and did a touch test in between. It depends on your microwave wattage and all that but, for some reason, I think giving the cheese the time to "set" every 30 seconds helped. I stopped when they were slightly browned and hard to the touch. Upon cooling, it became crispy and perfect (I used lf american slices)

Give it a whirl.

Erin

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Registered: 07-18-2003
In reply to: court475
Mon, 07-28-2003 - 10:36am
Michelle and Erika - If you use too much cheese, the middle can get rubberish. I try not to have it too thick in the middle. It takes about 1 minute in my microwave. Sorry you guys have had trouble with it! (I use shredded low-fat cheese.)
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Registered: 07-18-2003
In reply to: court475
Mon, 07-28-2003 - 12:11pm
Thanks Courtney!! I'll try this as my snack today and let you know how it goes.

cl-michelle81663

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Registered: 07-18-2003
In reply to: court475
Tue, 07-29-2003 - 11:39am
Thank you Courtney!!

It worked and I got so carried away that I could all of my cheese slices. My boys loved them!!!

cl-michelle81663

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Registered: 07-18-2003
In reply to: court475
Tue, 07-29-2003 - 3:58pm
Glad to hear it finally worked, Michelle! I'll have to try it with slices.
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Registered: 07-31-2003
In reply to: court475
Thu, 07-31-2003 - 9:35pm
Another tip for cooking these, you can use parchment paper, so you don't even have to spray pam on the plate. Just lay out a piece of parchment paper and the crisps don't stick to it at all! Yummy! I love these as a snack!