Chia Cheese Crisps

Crisps

Now that the first Seder is just behind us and the Matza supply is on the verge of depletion, it is time to spice things up for the rest of the Passover!

Lets start with Chia Cheese Crisps. 2 ingredients; endless possibilities.

This is yet another one of those Cucee Originals, like the Grilled Cheese Egg and Very Cherry Chocolaty Larabar Truffles (both of which are also Kosher for Passover, by the way.)

An idea of toasting cheese and seeds came to me one Passover afternoon while I was fighting the craving for a grilled cheese sandwich. I took some cheese, sprinkled it over the pan, tossed in some Chia and voilà! Long story short – those delicate cheesy crisps were gone before I knew it. Trust me, if you are planning to make these to share, make sure you have enough cheese and seeds on-hand for at least 10 crisps – otherwise, make them when noone else is looking :/

I now make enough to last my family for days. I serve them

  • with soup
  • as chips
  • crumbled over a tossed salad
  • with wine

Chia Cheese Crisps

Ingredients

  • Grated Sharp Cheddar (or experiment with other flavorful grated cheeses, like Parmesan, Montasio, Asiago.) Pre-grated cheeses work better than home-grated
  • Chia Seeds

Directions

  1. Heat a small (4.5 or 6-inch) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Have a cookie sheet, lined with paper towels or foil, ready as well
  2. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of shredded cheese onto a skillet, enough to loosely cover the skillet in a thin layer (not piled high) – this will make the crisps lacy and delicate. Amount of cheese depends on the size of your skillet
  3. Sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons of Chia Seeds over the cheese. You can experiment with the amount of chia seeds
  4. Cook for about a minute, until the cheese turns brown. I like mine REALLY brown while my kids prefer theirs lighter in color
  5. Remove the crisps from the skillet onto the lined cookie sheet. The crisps will crisp up as they cool
  6. Cool for 5 minutes and serve

Note: don’t mix the cheese and seeds together or you will end up with one very crumbly crisp. You want to layer the cheese and seeds, in that exact order

Crisps 

Wine Pairing

These crisps go well with any red wine. Just last night, I enjoyed them with a glass (well, more like half a bottle) of a delightful Glencorrie Red Blend

 

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  • Inna April 7, 2015, 10:32 AM

    I see cheesy crisps on a horizon for me! Thank you for a new Passover recipe idea

  • Leslie April 7, 2015, 10:59 AM

    Can I replace Chia with Poppy seeds?

  • Cucee April 7, 2015, 11:31 AM

    I would think so, Leslie! I use Poppy Seeds in place of Chia Seeds in breakfast dishes all time!

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