Cheese Crisps

October 20, 2007

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Tired of cheese on a toothpick? Nuke that hunk into a crunchy, spicy little crisp! HARRY

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds, crushed in a mortar and pestle
1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
Dash of cayenne pepper
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 (1/2-inch) cubes Cheddar cheese
2 (1/2-inch) cubes Swiss cheese
2 (1/2-inch) cubes Fontina cheese
Non-stick cooking spray

In a large plastic bag, combine the flour, onion powder, cumin seeds, paprika, cayenne, and black pepper. Shake to mix. Add the cheese and shake to coat. Lightly spray a 9-inch glass pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. Place the cheese on the plate equidistances apart. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes or bake in the oven at 375 degrees until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove the crisps with a spatula and drain on paper towels to cool.
Makes 6 crisps.