Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Cheese" Tuile Crackers

Everybody loves mac and cheese and I am no exception. I don't eat the "real thing" any more but I do know that my favorite part of a home made macaroni and cheese was the crispy "burnt" cheese that would develop on the outside of the casserole dish.  What a treat to get a few of those pieces of crusty cheese in your serving.

When I was first introduced to Daiya Cheese substitute I began to enjoy grilled cheese sandwiches again. Because of the way Daiya is shredded it is a bit of a balancing act when making grilled cheese- especially when you flip the sandwich in the pan the first time.  I find that no matter how careful you are some of those shreds will escape the sandwich and fall onto the bottom of the pan.

It did not take long to dawn on me that those escapaed shreds would brown nicely and when picked from the bottom of the pan and eaten taste exactly like the crusty cheese from a home made mac and cheese casserole.

That got me to thinking that the Daiya shreds coud easily be cooked up and used as a cheese tuile to garnish salads, to serve topped as a cracker, or to snack on, the way some people do Cheez-Its..  I could not decide if I should call these tuiles or crackers so I decided on both.

Mr. Meat and Potatoes ate them and said they were good.  Let's just say he is not normally a fan of Daiya (or any other cheese substitute).

I topped these with some leftover filling I had from my Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms.  You can top yours with whatever you like on a cracker!

"Cheese" Tuile Crackers

1 package Daiya Cheddar Style Crumbles

Place a non stick skillet over low to medium low heat  on the stovetop.  When the pan is hot put a small handful of Daiya Cheddar Style crumbles.  Allow a few minutes for the cheese to melt.  Flip with a spatula ensuring both sides are nicely browned.  Transfer to some parchment paper to cool and then serve.

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