Caesar Salad Tuilles

This is the perfect appetizer for you to serve tonight! Its extra special presentation is befitting of any celebration -- and it's super easy to make. (In fact, all four ingredients may be in your kitchen right now.) Plus!, crispy Parmesan tuilles are really delicious.

Yield: 1-2 dozen pieces , Prep time: 5 minutes , Cook time: 10-15 minutes



1. Preheat a nonstick pan to medium-high heat. Set a mini muffin tin nearby. 
2. Place 5-6 1-tablespoon mounds of shredded Parmesan in the hot pan, making sure they don't touch each other. Grind fresh pepper over top while the cheese melts.
3. When the edges are golden brown and bubbly, using a spatula or butter knife, remove the melted rounds of cheese one at a time, and press into the molds of the mini muffin tin. Repeat until all the cheese is used. Let the cheese cool to room temperature in the shape of the mini muffin molds.
4. To assemble, stuff a pinch of shredded Romaine into each tuille and drizzle with Caesar dressing. Serve right away. 

Tips + Tricks

**The best cheese to use is a thicker shredded Parmesan. A box-grated cheese is better than a finely microplane-shredded Parmesan. And, any hard cheese will work; Asiago and Romano can easily be substituted for Parmesan.
**If your pan starts to smoke a little bit or it cooks the cheese a little faster than you'd like, reduce the temperature to medium or medium-low.
**When pressing the cheese into the mini muffin molds, use the heel of your spatula or butter knife to help press the cheese into a bowl shape. It is okay if it cracks or creates a little hole because, ultimately, the little Caesar salads won't fall through the cracks and holes.