what to do with a bag of kraft grated parmesan cheese?
i grabbed it by accident, meaning instead to take home a bag of grated, meltable italian cheeses. . .to well, melt on things. instead i came home with this. the texture is wierd and it doesn't really behave like normal parmesan, probably due to stabilizers and additives.
i hate to waste food. . .any ideas on a use for this stuff or should i just pitch it?
thanks in advance!
Is it grated, as in the consistency of powder, or shredded? If it is shredded you can put little spoonfuls of it on a plate, sprinkle with pepper, pop in microwave and make parmesan crisps. Tasty snacks. Experiment with the seasonings/herbs on it. Very close to what pampatz was describing!
Artichoke dip. I've made it twice in the last couple of months and everyoen gobbles this up. The friend I got the recipe from says to use Kraft, not good parm.
2 - 14 oz cans artichoke hearts
1 - 8 oz can diced green chile
1 c mayo
1 c parmesan cheese
Mix all ingredients together. Spread in 13x9 pan. Bake 375 for 30 minutes. Great with wheat thins or tortilla chips.
It makes a pretty decent topper to simple casseroles like mac & cheese or baked spaghetti. We also use it in our bread dip (extra virgin, black pepper, pinch of salt and the kraft parm) It's just so much cheaper than the real parm and I'd rather splurge my cheese budget on greek cheeses.
Try making fricos with it. Heat a small, nonstick pan over medium heat. Drop a 3" pancake size portion of the grated cheese into the skillet. With a spatula, quickly form into a little pancake. Melt cheese until it is a light golden brown on the bottom. Gently flip and brown on other side. Drain on a paper towel. Frico will harden as it cools into a little cheese cracker. Good as a garnish with a green salad.