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Nov 14, 2004 08:40 PM

Looking for a recipe that uses a *lot* of Parmesan

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Unbeknownst to each other, the missus and I both picked up big honking hunks of Parmesan cheese on recent shopping trips. We're talking two 1.5 pound slabs, more than we can reasonably use for grating on soups, salads, pastas, etc. I want to transform this into an opportunity, so I'm looking for recipes that will help me take advantage of my unplanned bounty. Suggestions for any course from appetizers to dessert will be appreciated.

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  1. Alfredo sauce!

    1. how about parmesan frico or tuiles?


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      1. re: foodfiend

        Yes, I was thinking along the same lines--that way you can really savor the parmesan flavor. I believe that those type of bites are very good served before dinner w/ a chilled glass of champagne...

        Or check out this recipe from for a savory parmesan shortbread that is served at London's Savoy during tea--YUM!


      2. Parmesan lasts a long, long time in the fridge... I'm talking upwards of six months. Meanwhile, make caesar salads, carbonara, etc. 1 1/2 lbs. seems like a lot but I would love to have that much on hand! I could go through that in two weeks. lol

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        1. re: deibu

          You can also grate it and freeze it with good results. Wouldn't recomment freezing it whole

        2. Here's a recipe that uses 3/4 cup and is quite good...Parmesan Polenta with Ham...pretty tasty. Link below.


          1. I grate a bunch of it, then put little circles clumped up and flattened on a baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes on 350 - you get these really yummy 'chips' that are great on salads or soup. They keep in an airtight container for a week or so.

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            1. re: Sara Z

              These "chips" are great! Try adding a little cracked black pepper, or smoked paprika, or other spices to bring the chips to an even higher level.