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Jan 21, 2012 09:52 AM

Using the rind of Parmesan cheese

I have read on this board to save parmesan cheese rinds to put in stews and soups.

I bought some packaged rinds yesterday (had not seen them before as such!).

I read in the NYT to grill them for sandwiches.

If you have a good use, would you please share it with me?


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  1. also good in the liquid for cooking beans and lentils.

    1. I've just used them in soup.

      1. I have used them in homemade minestrone, and I fish them out before serving or storing the minestrone in the fridge or freezer.

        I'm not sure that I'd like eating them in a sandwich. I much more prefer provolone.

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          1. re: ChiliDude

            oh yes, not a nibble product (much)

          2. I use them when I make chicken or vegetable or bean soup.

            1. added to the risotto pot at the start.
              buried in a bowl of hot cooked pasta for 5 mins.